Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun - Book Review

Just as our nun detective Sister Eve finishes up one case, another one falls in her lap. This time it's a murder at the monastery where Sister Eve has been staying. A female professor scheduled to speak at a conference being held at the monastery is poisoned, and the reason why has something to do with information about a 17th century nun named Sister Maria. Eve must find out "whodunit" before the wrong person is arrested.

Was it the professor's brother Anthony, a monk at the monastery who discovered the information on Sister Maria and told his sister? Could it be Father Oliver who was unhappy that Brother Anthony had shared the information? What about the professor's colleague and lover? Or the lover's wife? And who is this strange cabin-dwelling man who spent a lot of time denouncing the Catholic church and hanging out with Brother Anthony?

This is the third novel in Lynn Hinton's Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery series, and you don't really need to have read the first two to understand what's going on in this story. (Although, I had already read and reviewed the second book: The Case of the Sin City Sister.)

It would probably be helpful to read at least one of the first two books, otherwise you're going to be mispronouncing Eve's last name. It's "Divine", not "Divine". And yes, that's pretty much how the author differentiates between two pronunciations. Huh???

If you like a good murder mystery that is low on blood and gore, then you'll like the story in this novel. I had hoped it would be a little more Da Vinci Code, especially with the information on the ancient nun, but it was a nice and quick read that still leaves you wondering, Will Sister Eve leave the order or won't she?

Not all mysteries can be solved in one book!

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