Father Ivers is the head priest of the Holy Family church in New Coalport and a well-respected figure in town. All his parishioners and neighbours know that this pious, orderly man values peace and quiet above all else, and revels in simple daily routine. They will vouch any time that their pastor certainly does not moonlight as a shaman or grow suspicious plants in his backyard. There are no gay motorbikers in his employ, and the richest lawyer in town comes to his house for the sole purpose of seeking spiritual guidance.

And of course last but not least, Blaise Ivers does not own a murder basement.