A Novena for Murder

A Novena for Murder

eBook - 1984
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Sister Mary Helen, a seventy-five-year-old recently retired nun, arrives at San Francisco's Mount St. Francis College for Women and finds herself investigating the murder of a history professor. Reprint.

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Readers have come to delight in the murder-solving exploits of septuagenarian Sister Mary Helen, a nun with a nose for trouble. Publishers Weekly calls the Sister Mary Helen Mysteries "refreshingly different". Once you meet this spry, clever sleuth, you'll want to make a habit of reading her adventures again and again.

Sister Mary Helen isn't ready for retirement. Instead she's arrived at a San Francisco women's college to teach history and perhaps shake things up. An earthquake does that before she can, and amid the rubble lies a body. An "Act of God" is not responsible for the death, but rather murder. One of Sister Helen's fellow nuns begins a novena to St. Dismas, "the Good Thief" predicting the saint will reveal the murderer within nine days. Sure enough the police soon nab a suspect...but Sister Mary Helen believes it's the wrong man and begins her own pursuit of the killer. Her motive is justice...and her inspiration, simply divine.

Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons, c1984
ISBN: 9781429907590
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 28, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. It seems that nuns make for good mystery reading ;)

Jun 30, 2011

Plenty of action with just enough suspense. Fun to read.


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