New Haven homicide chief Pat Mallory and former nun Susan Murphy attempt to find out just who has been murdering ex-nuns and leaving a string of amber rosary beads as his calling card. Reprint.
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The author turns again to the world of Catholicism (Sanctity, 1986) and to the once serene city of New Haven, Connecticut, where Susan Murphy has moved back into the family home after 17 years in a religious order. Her brother Dan, now New Haven's district attorney, and younger brother Andy still live there. Needing some purpose in her new life, Susan tries to be useful at Damien House, a refuge for damaged children run by Father Tom Burne. There, she meets Pat Mallory, police department head of Homicide, presently beset by a double run of killings--several young boys have been found shot to death, gangland style, and a series of women, all ex- nuns, have been ritualistically murdered. Rumors of a well- connected ring of pederasts; a hard look at the city's mean streets; an accusation of child abuse against Father Burne; the political ambitions of Dan Murphy; the deranged thoughts and plans of the serial killer, and much, much more come together in the chilling climax to a lurid story. Occasionally overwrought, sometimes straining credibility, and not for the queasy--but compelling all the way. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Publishers Weekly:
Veteran crime writer Papazoglou takes well-born 35-year-old Susan Murphy out of the convent after 17 years and back to her native New Haven, Conn., where sinister crimes are rampant and her brother is DA.
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Book Description Zebra, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110821741195
Book Description Zebra. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0821741195 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1354871