A Matter Of Time

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Sent to Bermuda by his superiors on a spiritual retreat, Brother Bartholomew of Cape Cod's Faith Abbey stumbles into the dark side of the sunny island where he is pulled into an investigation of drugs, dirty money, and murder.

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A Matter of Time: A Faith Abbey Mystery

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Overview

Sent to Bermuda by his superiors on a spiritual retreat, Brother Bartholomew of Cape Cod's Faith Abbey stumbles into the dark side of the sunny island where he is pulled into an investigation of drugs, dirty money, and murder.

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Publishers Weekly
Though this third installment of Manuel's Faith Abbey series isn't as smoothly paced as last year's A Matter of Diamonds, fans of Cape Cod monk Brother Bartholomew will enjoy seeing his character unfold. In Bermuda for a long-overdue spiritual retreat, Brother Bartholomew stumbles onto a murder involving an international drug ring and must join with his old pal, Eastport (Mass.) chief of police Dan Burke (who also happens to be vacationing in Bermuda), to solve the mystery. As usual, Manuel offers a marvelous sense of place, evoking the sultry beauty of Bermuda as readily as he has the windswept landscape of Cape Cod. Manuel clearly knows the world of competitive ocean sailing, so the novel's backdrop the high-stakes competition of Bermuda's annual Gold Cup Regatta comes alive. He also provides a richly textured spiritual crisis for Brother Bartholomew, who spends the first half of the novel coming to terms with his growing distance from God. The book's greatest strength is the time Manuel takes with its key characters. However, this can also be a weakness; apart from a thrill-ridden and murderous second chapter, the plot doesn't really gain momentum for a full hundred pages. A subplot about a failing marriage turns out to have little relevance for the overall story, and the climax which involves a chase scene on the high seas during a tropical storm is predictable. (Oct. 1)
Library Journal
Normally at home in the abbey on Cape Cod, Brother Bartholomew (A Matter of Roses, A Matter of Diamonds) winds up in Bermuda during a sailing regatta. Unfortunately, he takes part in a horrible murder investigation that becomes his worst nightmare. For most collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446612555
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/16/2009
  • Series: Faith Abbey Mystery Series
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 1,084,826
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Dovekit

    She stands on a small rock. She strtches her wings out to full span and starts getting used to them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Flameclaw

    Comes and sits down and begins to close her eyes and meditate

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    Posted May 16, 2012

    Mityflowet

    3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2011

    good book to read

    it is similar to the other 2 books as this in the sequence of the abby books. good read with mystery entwined throughout.

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