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Monday, October 1, 2018

The Hour of Death by Jane Willan




Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn are not the everyday run of the mill clergy. Clearly independent thinking, very much part of the clergy and part of the tiny village in Wales Sister Agatha is permanently on the look out for murders and mysteries after she solved one murder very nicely. Sister is also writing a book and all murders are grist to her writing mill!  That her Superior understands this was also unusual because the usual brakes that would be put on an over imaginative mind were absent and Sister was allowed a fairly loose rein which I don't think applies in nunneries!

The President of the Village Art Society is found dead. Apparently a heart attack and most people including the Police accept that it is a natural cause for death. Not the Sister. Until the Police who ignore her throughout are made to see that there is more to the death than meets the eye Sister Agatha will not let it go. Unraveling the mystery piece by piece she puts together a story that seems improbable for this small village but which will eventually ring true.

A lot of suspects are involved and all of them must be cleared by Christmas if the pageants and the festival is to continue with its choir without any impediment. A mystery which was also very humourous and added to the lightness of the story.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Crooked Lane Books.

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the sound of this one. I'm always looking forward to what you've been reading as they all are ones that seem "new to me."