Death Takes up a Collection: A Sister Mary Helen Mystery (Mass Market Paperback)

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Readers have come to delight in the murder-solving exploits of septuagenarian Sister Mary Helen and her cohort Sister Eileen, two nuns with a nose for nabbing killers. Publishers Weekly calls the Sister Mary Helen Mysteries "refreshingly different" and a "heady mix of humor and suspense." Once you meet this spry, clever sleuth, you'll want to make a habit of reading her adventures again and again.

A corrupt clergyman meets an unholy death...

Monsignor Joseph Higgins liked, along with wine and women, the finer things in life-so much so that he may have dipped into the church funds to finance his good tastes. But would that be reason enough to kill the crooked clergyman? Someone had poisoned the pastor-and there was no shortage of likely suspects, from his surly housekeeper to several prominent parishioners. Now Sister Mary Helen and Sister Eileen must delve into this sacrilegious slaying and bring a killer to justice.

About the Author

Sister Carol Anne O'Marie has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past forty-five years. She ministers to homeless women at a daytime drop-in center in downtown Oakland, California, which she co-founded in 1990. "Death Takes Up A Collection "is her eight novel featuring Sister Mary Helen.

Praise For…

"The escapades of Sister Mary Helen and Sister Eileen are delightful." --San Francisco Examiner

"Enlivened by its series of incisive character studies-and sure to please the Sister's legion of fans." --Kirkus Reviews

"[An] excellent mystery series...Hard to put down." --Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312971939
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 1999
Pages: 256