Rafferty and Llewellyn are faced with an unholy puzzle of a case Lapsed Catholic DI Joe Rafferty isn?t best pleased when he learns their latest case is at the local Roman Catholic Convent, where a body was discovered in a shallow grave in the grounds. The nuns? order is a closed, contemplative one, and access to their house and grounds, with its surrounding eight-foot-high walls, far from easy. Rafferty is inclined to think this was an inside job. Prejudiced by his rigid schooling, he doesn?t find it as hard as his DS, Dafyd Llewellyn, to believe that nuns were capable of murder. But then, events meant that the suspects stretched to include the nuns? doctor and the priest ? who turned out to be none other than Father Roberto Kelly, ?the greatest sinner in the parish?. It is, for Rafferty, a difficult case from the start, not helped by the fact that he receives a blackmail letter that very morning. Convinced that one of the nuns had killed the man, Rafferty's question, ?why?,
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Evans has had a variety of jobs and spent several years helping to run a vehicle-repair workshop. There she tackled tax returns, the intricacies of which she believes were an excellent apprenticeship for the brain-teasing work necessary in writing a whodunnit.From Booklist:
DI Joe Rafferty has big problems. One is personal: he's being blackmailed by someone who knows about his nearly disastrous undercover role in a recent case. But things aren't much better professionally. His latest case involves a body discovered in a shallow grave at a local convent, and for lapsed Catholic Joe, just the word convent sparks ugly memories. He spent his childhood being chastised by his pious mother, berated by strict nuns, and harshly disciplined by stern-faced priests. But as he investigates what is clearly a brutal murder, Rafferty finds himself drawn to the calm of the cloistered sisters. Tempted to share his reawakening faith with his partner, DS Dafyd Llewellyn, Rafferty stops himself when he begins to suspect that one of those peaceful nuns just might be the killer. Clever plotting and polished prose make for a cracking good British police procedural. A good choice for Sally Spencer readers. Emily Melton
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Book Description Severn House Large Print, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110727876635