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Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery

Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery

by Margot Douaihy
Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery

Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery

by Margot Douaihy


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The sacred meets the profane head on in Margot Douaihy’s debut mystery. It’s funny. It’s touching. Its honesty is refreshing, and we hesitate to compare the writing or the plot to anything prior. At times poetic and other moments full of zest. The Sisters of the Sublime Blood are an order of four nuns – and Sister Holiday breathes life into every scene and moment of this book

Sister Holiday, a chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun, puts her amateur sleuthing skills to the test in this “unique and confident” debut crime novel (Gillian Flynn).

When Saint Sebastian’s School becomes the target of a shocking arson spree, the Sisters of the Sublime Blood and their surrounding New Orleans community are thrust into chaos.

Patience is a virtue, but punk rocker turned nun Sister Holiday isn’t satisfied to just wait around for officials to return her home and sanctuary to its former peace, instead deciding to unveil the mysterious attacker herself. Her investigation leads her down a twisty path of suspicion and secrets, turning her against colleagues, students, and even fellow Sisters along the way. And to piece together the clues of this high-stakes mystery, she must at last reckon with the sins of her own past.

An exciting start to a bold series that breathes new life into the hard-boiled genre, Scorched Grace is a fast-paced and punchy whodunnit that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

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ISBN-13: 9781638930259
Publisher: Zando
Publication date: 02/21/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 81,172
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Margot Douaihy is a Lebanese American originally from Scranton, now living in Northampton, MA. She received her PhD in creative writing from the University of Lancaster in the UK. She is the author of the poetry collections Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr, Scranton Lace, and Girls Like You. She is a founding member of the Creative Writing Studies Organization and an active member of the Radius of Arab American Writers. She was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Poetry, Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Writing Award, and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation’s Hemingway Shorts. Her writing has been featured in Queer Life, Queer Love; Colorado Review; Diode Poetry Journal; Florida Review; North American Review; PBS NewsHour; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Portland Review; Wisconsin Review; ONE ART; and elsewhere. Margot teaches at Cambridge University’s Centre for Creative Writing, and at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, where she also serves as the editor of the Northern New England Review.

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