The Sleeping Witness: A Father Gabriel Mystery

The Sleeping Witness: A Father Gabriel Mystery

by Fiorella De Maria

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The Sleeping Witness: A Father Gabriel Mystery by Fiorella De Maria

In this unusual murder mystery, the tranquility of Saint Mary's Abbey is shattered by the discovery of a gruesome crime in a cottage on the abbey grounds. A foreign artist and war hero seeking refuge from the world has been murdered. Marie Paige, the frail, sickly wife of the village doctor, lies beside him beaten into a coma.

The police arrest Marie's husband, convinced that they are looking at a crime of passion. But Dr. Paige finds himself with an unlikely champion: Fr. Gabriel, a blundering but brilliant Benedictine priest who believes in his innocence and feels compelled to search for the truth.

In a country struggling to come to terms with the devastation of the Second World War, even a secluded English village has its share of secrets and broken lives. It is not long before Fr. Gabriel and his companions find themselves embarking on a dangerous journey into the victims' troubled war histories and a chapter of Europe's bloodiest conflict that is almost too terrible to be acknowledged.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621640769
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 02/10/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 299,457
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Fiorella De Maria was born in Italy of Maltese parents. She grew up in Wiltshire, England, and attended Cambridge, where she received a BA in English Literature and a Masters in Renaissance Literature. She is the author of the novels Poor Banished Children and Do No Harm. She won the National Book Prize of Malta.

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