Vow of Penance: A Sister Joan Mystery

Vow of Penance: A Sister Joan Mystery

by Veronica Black
     
 
Sister Joan of the Order of the Daughters of Compassion once again becomes the reluctant sleuth when a cheerful housekeeper is found dead and the verdict of suicide looks suspicious. When someone starts mutilating the convent's trees and a bloody axe is found in the chapel, she knows that something sinister is going on. HC: St. Martin's Press.

Overview

Sister Joan of the Order of the Daughters of Compassion once again becomes the reluctant sleuth when a cheerful housekeeper is found dead and the verdict of suicide looks suspicious. When someone starts mutilating the convent's trees and a bloody axe is found in the chapel, she knows that something sinister is going on. HC: St. Martin's Press.

Editorial Reviews

Denise Perry Donavin
Sister Joan is far too curious to settle easily into the confines of the convent of the Order of the Daughters of Compassion. But she's trying; that is, until the death of the housekeeper at the rectory is discovered to be a murder and Sister is sent to replace her. Her sudden death turns out to have been a murder. Is the murderer the new nun at the convent, with her suspicious and painfully austere ways? The new priest who doles out incredible penances for mild infractions? Or a sadistic parishioner? Sister Joan snoops, interrogates, chats with the police chief, and sets a trap for the villan. Except for the fairly nonchalant attitude of this woman of God to four sudden deaths, Black's story is a viable, entertaining mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312110925
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Sister Joan, Daughters of Compassion Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. ed
Pages:
270

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >