One Hand Killing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Burned out from the gritty streets and depraved criminals she deals with daily, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan escapes to the only place she can find any peace—a Zen Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. But while there, the walls of this once peaceful sanctuary are breached by the horror of ritual murders and the slow acid drip of suspicion.

Introducing Alex Sullivan, 43 year-old NYPD homicide detective and novice Zen student, into the mystery genre. In the tradition of the best ...

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One Hand Killing

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Overview

Burned out from the gritty streets and depraved criminals she deals with daily, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan escapes to the only place she can find any peace—a Zen Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. But while there, the walls of this once peaceful sanctuary are breached by the horror of ritual murders and the slow acid drip of suspicion.

Introducing Alex Sullivan, 43 year-old NYPD homicide detective and novice Zen student, into the mystery genre. In the tradition of the best murder mysteries, it offers the reader entree into a new experience: the esoteric world of a Zen Buddhist Monastery – a place that is meant to be sacrosanct, where murder, suspicion and mayhem are not supposed to happen.

A fast-paced murder mystery that is also a fascinating psychological portrait of the struggle between light and dark forces in the spiritual world, ‘One Hand Killing’ is a new and unusual twist in the suspense genre, going well beyond Who-done-it? to a more sophisticated literary koan: What, indeed, is the sound of one hand killing?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940046008616
  • Publisher: Nancy O'Hara
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Series: Alex Sullivan Zen Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 47,880
  • File size: 445 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy O’Hara is a meditation coach in real life who kills people in her fiction. She is the author of six books on the subject of mindfulness and meditation, including the bestselling Find a Quiet Corner, and two novels in the Alex Sullivan Zen Mystery series. Along with her writing, Nancy shares her experience through her Mindful Life Coaching practice, meditation classes, workshops, and retreats. She lives in New York City with her perfectly imperfect husband, trees outside her windows and noisy upstairs neighbors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    I simply could not get into this book. I tred to read it several times and could not get past page 65.

    I tried several times to read this novel. I could not get past page 65. It simply is not a plot or writting style to interest me. Hopefully you will enjoy it. Since I did not complete the book, I am giving it a three star rating to be fair.

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