Few Sleuths Quotes of
[Sister Joan] paused and pulled open the
door, the rusted handle cold and heavy across her
palm. The remains of a rotten seat designed to hold
about five people held an abandoned birds
nest, its twigs sodden, its occupants flown.
She moved on. . . . This pew
wasnt unoccupied. A man wrapped in a
greatcoat lay on what remained of the seat, head
turned sideways, face beginning to bloat."
Black. A Vow of Adoration
looked at the kitchen clock. Is it too early
to say Shacharit?
Rina thought a moment. There
were entire sections of Talmud written about
the permissible times to say the morning prayers.
Rina looked at the kitchen clock. A little before
Its never too early or too
late to pray. And Peter, add your own private
wishes at the beginning of Shemonah.
Mary Teresa, in her flamboyant habit suggestive of
an earlier day, caused a sensation as she came down
the main aisle of St. Annes Church, making
audible use of her cane. Kim followed a pace
behind. Any effort to help Emtee Dempsey would have
been rebuffed. She refused to be treated like a
child or, rather, like the old woman she was. The
day before, Kim had taken her to the funeral home
before the official wake began, and the old nun had
stood beside the casket looking down at her former
student and tears stood in her eyes."
Quill. Nun Plussed
away, Sister Fidelma," muttered her male companion
in agitation. "This is not a sight for your
The woman addressed as Sister
Fidelma grimaced in vexation at his anxious
"Whose eyes is it a sight for,
Brother Taran," she responded. Then, edging her
horse closer to the corpse, she observed, "Our
brother is not long dead."
Tremayne. Absolution by Murder
Irene. Quaker Elizabeth Elliot is a kind,
gentle, and highly effective sleuth.
Veronica. Sister Joan and friends solve some
very unholy mysteries.
A Vow of Adoration
A Vow of Chastity
A Vow of Devotion
A Vow of Fidelity
A Vow of Obedience
A Vow of Penance
A Vow of Poverty
A Vow of Sanctity
Kate. Mother Grey, Episcopal priest and vicar
of a somewhat eccentric congregation, finds
detecting an excellent deduction.
Hasty Retreat: A Mother
Dorothy. Sisters John and Hyacinthe make murder
most foul, murder most fun.
A Nun in the
D.M. Deaconess Theodora Braithwaite puts the
collar on crime.
Faye. Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker team up to
catch the most unorthodox killers.
Day of Atonement
Prayers for the Dead
The Ritual Bath
Sacred and Profane
Tamar. Mennonite innkeeper Magdalena Yoder
finds solving crime is a Dutch treat. Her
Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries include recipes.
Between a Wok and a Hard
No Use Dying over Spilled
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and
Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth
Sharan. Catherine LeVendeur makes medieval
The Devils Door
Strong as Death
The Wandering Arm
Carol Anne. Senior Sleuth Sister Mary Helen
knows murder never grows old.
Advent of Dying
Death Goes on Retreat
Death of an Angel
The Missing Madonna
Murder in Ordinary Time
Murder Makes a Pilgrimage
A Novena for
Monica. Sister Mary Teresa (Emtee)
Dempsey is in the habit of great detecting.
And Then There Was Nun
Half Past Nun
Let Us Prey
Not a Blessed Thing
Nun of the Above
Sine Qua Nun
Andrew. When the four-year-old daughter of
Deaconess Lucy Appleyard is kidnapped by a
madwoman, hell becomes quite real.
The Four Last Things
Peter. Celtic history lives in Sister Fidelma
of the Celtic Church in the mid-seventh century
&endash; Irelands Age of Golden
Absolution by Murder
Shroud for the Archbishop
by Mary Jo Campbell, Lower Mills Branch, Boston
Public Library, 1998.