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A Vow of Adoration

Black, Veronica

80 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0709058144 / ISBN 13: 9780709058144
Published by Robert Hale, London, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First British Edition. 190 pp. Full bound in black paper. Appears unread with slight flattening of the base of the spine. DJ in Brodart protective cover has a hint of edge and corner wear. Thus, F-/F-. Fine (F) is our highest grade. 9th in the Sister Joan series. (10082). Bookseller Inventory # 10082

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Title: A Vow of Adoration

Publisher: Robert Hale, London

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The ninth book in the delightful series featuring the intrepid nun-sleuth Sister Joan. The unconventional nun must learn the difference between adoration and infatuation and risk her own life, when she takes it upon herself to investigate two murders near her convent .

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A ninth excursion into England's Cornwall, where the tiny Order of the Sisters of Compassion struggles to make ends meet and the Order's Sister Joan keeps getting involved in local police concerns (A Vow of Poverty, 1996, etc.). Walking one day into the empty schoolhouse on the moors where she'd once taught, Sister Joan finds the body of a man--his pockets empty of any identification. She calls the police station from a nearby dwelling where the friendly Mrs. Rufus keeps house for antiques dealer Michael Peter. The coroner pronounces the stranger's death a heart attack, and the case is closed. Meanwhile, Sister Joan has been approached by Caroline Hayes, a distraught young woman looking for her sister Crystal, recently married to Michael Peter. She and her invalid father were not invited to the wedding and haven't heard from Crystal in two months. Sister Joan, in conversation with Mrs. Rufus, was told that Crystal and her family were traveling on the Continent, an account confirmed by Michael Peter when Sister Joan visits his shop in town. In another foray to the Peter residence, Sister Joan uncovers hidden identification papers carrying the name of Crystal's father, purported by Caroline to be in the hospital. A robbery at Peter's house; Caroline's disappearance; a suitcase full of women's clothing found on a railway embankment; and a seemingly senseless murder lead our heroine to the bizarre scene where the even more bizarre answers to her questions are to be found. An exasperating jumble of convent routine, mini-sermons, contrivance, and coincidence. Strictly for Sister Joan's faithful fans. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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