A Nun in the Closet

A Nun in the Closet

by Dorothy Gilman

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ISBN-13: 9780449211670
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/12/1986
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 494,290
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Gilman (1923–2012) was the author of 14 Mrs. Pollifax novels, including The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, the series debut; Mrs. Pollifax Pursued; Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer; Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist; and Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled. She was also the author of many other novels, among them Thale’s Folly.

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A Nun in the Closet 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
TNVOL8 More than 1 year ago
Gilman always entertains and her quirky characters appeal to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It's not of any huge literary merit, but it's one of the most purely entertaining books I've ever read. There's a new fun twist at every corner, and the 70s setting adds a lot to that. I would highly recommend it to anyone of any age looking for an amusing read.
tallfarmgirl More than 1 year ago
While I love all of Dorothy Gilman's books, this one has a special place in my heart - I LOVE it!!! I wish that she had a few more books with the same characters in them because they are real characters, very believable, very funny, and completely entertaining.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
This book is brilliant! Comedy and mystery rolled into one joyous romp. The characters are believable, and I think that the book has held up well with the passage of time. Basic idea behind the book? Nuns inherit a property and send two of their own to look things over. And after they get to the property, well, that's when the odd things start happening to them and around them. They find a man in the house who has been shot. They meet up with hippies. They find a lot more than just normal home furnishings in and around the property. And one of the nuns even lands herself in jail! Honestly, read this book. It's hilarious, and the mystery is also very engaging.
annbury on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I am very fond of this book, written in 1975, even if it really isn't nearly as good as the best of Ms. Gilman's "Mrs. Polifax" novels. This novel chronicles the adventures of a group of nuns who have been left an old house, which they intend to use as their convent. In a series of episodes, various mysterious events transpire. Silly, but sweet.
eesti23 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Nuns, money, drugs and murder are not a typical combination. But when an old estate is unexpectedly left to the Abbey of St. Tabitha, it falls to Sister John and Sister Hyacinthe to go and inventory its contents. Little did they realise that amongst the preserved jam and white sheet covered furniture, that there would be a money filled suitcase and a wounded man. Not to mention all the jars of powder sugar.The gifted estate is located just off of Fallen Stump Road in Upper New York State and comes with its own hidden passageway from the basement to upstairs. Visitors are in no short supply and include everyone from the rubbish collecting odd-man to the local sheriff.A Nun in the Closet is the perfect book for readers who enjoy a bit of mystery but need the humour to keep them interested or from jumping at every sound in the house. Only the ending is disappointing, loosely winding up the stories component parts without fulfilling the reader's desire to know what might happen next. Of course, as it turns out, those sugar jars don't contain sugar and the odd-man is not so odd but there are still plenty of mysteries to be solved.Dorothy Gillman is also the author of the famous Mrs. Pollifax novels.
Ceysa on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A rollicking good laugh and even a touch suspenseful. FBI agents, Mafia families, drugs, bad cops, immigrants, hippies and nuns all interact with a sarcastic injured lawyer and set things arright. I laughed and hooted as I read this one, again and again.
PatriciaUttaro on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Sisters Hyacinth and John find themselves up to their elbows in mystery and murder when they venture forth into the world to claim a mysterious inheritance for their order. Lots of fun and a good mystery to boot!
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Nun in the Closet-Next to that is Boy in the Suitcase.Then in the overview for NITC it mentions money in the suitcase.At least the boy isn't in this suitcase with the money.My laugh for the day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Restructions has tobe a re read so will borrow first to see. Reminds me of the monks fruitcake fund raisers monks here tried computer ink replacements and went bankrupt. M.A@sparta