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A Matter of Diamonds

Manuel, David

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ISBN 10: 1557252580 / ISBN 13: 9781557252586
Published by Paraclete Press, 2000, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hard Cover. Fine/Fine in Plastic DJ Cover. First Edition, First Printing. Signed & Dated on Title Page. a Faith Abbey mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 001837

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Title: A Matter of Diamonds

Publisher: Paraclete Press, 2000

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine in Plastic DJ Cover

Signed: Signed & Dated on Title Page

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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David Manuel's latest addition to the Faith Abbey mystery series, following his well-received debut title, A Matter of Roses (November 1999), will delight mystery fans who have been eagerly awaiting Brother Bartholomew's return. When Banastre Caulfield, an unassuming Cape Cod resident and a member of Faith Abbey, takes his two springer spaniels for their morning jaunt on the beach one overcast day, the last thing he expects to find in the dunes is a brutally murdered body.


"...offers a wealth of background information about life at the Abbey...Manuel's characters are refreshingly complex for a mystery novel..." -- Publishers Weekly

"A many-faceted case of greed, treachery, and rivalries built around the famous Blue Angel...crisply written and tautly plotted." -- Barbara Peters, The Poisoned Pen

"Manuel uses his weave a collection of disparate threads into a rich and satisfying tapestry..." -- Over My Dead Body Online

"Manuel weaves a complex tale of intertwined relationships, morality and conflict." -- The Cape Cod Guide

Highly recommend this title for mystery buffs who also relish spiritually insightful characters. -- CBA Marketplace, January 2001

I found myself strangely drawn to the world of Brother Bartholomew and almost envious of it. --

If you are interested in thinking about questions that are more involving than whodunit, I recommend this series to you. -- The Mystery Review, Winter 2001

Strongly recommended. -- Library Journal, November 1, 2000

This is a fascinating mystery, with well-developed characters and relationships and a very authentic feel for the Cape Cod ambience. -- I Love a Mystery, November 2000

This novel shows the maturation of Manuel as a mystery writer, offering readers memorable characters and perceptive theological insights. --, November 9, 2000

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