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A Vow of Adoration

A Vow of Adoration

by Veronica Black
     
 

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The ninth book in the delightful series featuring the intrepid nun-sleuth Sister Joan. The unconventional nun must learn the difference between adoration and infatuation and risk her own life, when she takes it upon herself to investigate two murders near her convent. 192 pp.

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The ninth book in the delightful series featuring the intrepid nun-sleuth Sister Joan. The unconventional nun must learn the difference between adoration and infatuation and risk her own life, when she takes it upon herself to investigate two murders near her convent. 192 pp.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-A satisfying tale of mystery and murder. While exercising the convent's pony on the Cornish moors, Sister Joan stops to inspect an abandoned chapel. The body of the man she finds there seems to indicate foul play perpetrated by the landowner, Michael Peter. When Peter's wife is found to be missing, her sister shows up to enlist Sister Joan's help in locating her, and the two plots begin their slow merger toward several surprises and a unique ending. The interesting mix of seemingly incongruent story elements continues as Detective Sergeant Alan Mill and Sister Joan deepen their ties of loyalty and friendship. Black controls her characters with practiced ambiguity, building the events and factors of the murder around the people involved. The strength of the personalities allows the events to unfold naturally and come together dramatically. Leads that seem to have no connection, clues that appear to have no meaning, and details that casually surface all swirl together, producing one surprise after another. The pace is kept lively even during the digressions into contemporary convent life and routines. A well-crafted, enigmatic story.-Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312182052
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Sister Joan Mystery Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.75(d)

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