False Witness

False Witness

by Aimée Thurlo, David Thurlo
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Overview

False Witness by Aimée Thurlo, David Thurlo

Our Lady of Hope Monastery can't catch a break. Situated in rural New Mexico, the cloistered monastery squeaks by on donations and various craft and skilled jobs suited to their cloistered, contemplative life. But when a stolen SUV crashes through their outside walls, they are faced with financial demands that far exceed their means. So when a major donor offers a great deal of money for what seems a simple task, they are quick to accept. The very ill John Gutierrez is looking for his estranged niece, believed to be in the area, and having heard of Sister Agatha, the extern nun, and her investigative skills, he turns to them for help. All Sister Agatha has to do is track down the woman, and the monastery's financial worries will be over.
But nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Sister Agatha's investigation quickly lands her in the midst of a deadly situation, and it's up to her to uncover the truth before it all takes a deadly turn for everyone involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429952392
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/16/2007
Series: Sister Agatha Series , #4
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 331,720
File size: 247 KB

About the Author

AIMEE AND DAVID THURLO are the authors of numerous books, including the Ella Clah mysteries, and three previous novels featuring Sister Agatha. They live in Corrales, New Mexico.


Aimée Thurlo is co-author of the Ella Clah series, the Lee Nez series of Navajo vampire mysteries, and the Sister Agatha novels. Her other works, co-written with her husband, David, include Plant Them Deep, a novel featuring Rose Destea, the mother of Ella Clah, and The Spirit Line, a young adult novel. Aimée, a native of Cuba, lived in the US for many years. She died in 2014.

David Thurlo, is co-author of the Ella Clah series, the Lee Nez series of Navajo vampire mysteries, and the Sister Agatha novels. His other works, co-written with his wife Aimée, include Plant Them Deep, a novel featuring Rose Destea, the mother of Ella Clah, and The Spirit Line, a young adult novel.
David was raised on the Navajo Reservation and taught school there until his recent retirement. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico, and often makes appearances at area bookstores.

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False Witness (Sister Agatha Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Bevs-Reviews More than 1 year ago
The series just keeps getting better with each book. Sister Agatha is one fine detective/Nun.
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BayBear More than 1 year ago
Excellent---I will get the rest of series as soon as possible!
harstan More than 1 year ago
False Witness Aimee & David Thurlo St. Martin¿s, Oct 2007, $25.95, 261 pp. ISBN: 9780312322120 In the Our Lady Of Hope Monastery resides a community of nuns bound by a vow of enclosure which means they have nothing to do with the outside world. Three extern nuns who are not bound by enclosure are the spokeswomen for the monastery and have dealings of all kind with the outside world. Sister Agatha is one of those and her ability to get donations has saved the monastery from going broke on more than one occasion. They are currently in a financial bind, having won a bid on a computer contract they are plagued by a hacker who wants them shut down. Their electrical wiring needs fixing before the place burns down and someone crashes through the gate that keeps them secure in their own private world. They don¿t have the money to pay for repairs but a monastery patron who plans to sell the vineyards that border on the nun¿s home and bring civilization to their doorsteps makes a deal with them. If Sister Agatha finds and reconciles him with his niece before he dies of cancer who is in hiding after testifying at the trial of a killer and land fraud scammer he will give her the money to fix up the monastery and create a buffer zone between the nun¿s home and the property he wishes to sell. When something sounds too good to be true it really is. --- The latest Sister Agatha mystery is an exciting who-done it that gives a glimpse into the workings of a cloistered monastery that must be financially self-sufficient. Aimee & David Thurlo captures the prescience and serenity as well out the tenseness of community that exists behind the walls of the monastery. There are several layers to the mystery each one getting closer to the truth but it takes a while to peel away each layer to the core that reveals the killer. FALSE MYSTERY is truly a well crafted mystery. --- Harriet Klausner