A cute, quick cozy set in a Catholic Women's college. I enjoyed this story, but it was very short and seemed a bit rushed. Since this is the first in the series, I am going to give Sister Mary Helen the benefit of the doubt and read the next one. She is very likable. ;o)
Excellent fun little cozy mystery. I fell in love with Sister Mary Helen on the first page. I will definitely be reading more of her mysteries. If you haven't met Sister Mary Helen - I recommend it. Carol 6-2008
I thoroughly enjoyed this first in the series of Sister Mary Helen mysteries. The semi-retired nun is likeable and very down-to-earth. She finds the body of a professor and the clues point to so many! In order for the police to find the real murderer, the good sister decides to do her own investigating.
#1 in the Sister Mary Helen series: Sister Mary Helen, at seventy-five, had resisted retirement. She feared she'd find only prayer, peace, and little pinochle. But she'd no sooner arrive at Mount St. Francis College for Women in San Francisco when she was greeted by an earthquake, a hysterical secretary, and a fatally bludgeoned history professor.
Sister Mary Helen isn't ready for retirement. Instead she's arrived at a San Francisco women's college to teach history and perhaps shake things up. An earthquake does that before she can, and amid the rubble lies a body. An "Act of God" is not responsible for the death, but rather murder. One of Sister Helen's fellow nuns begins a novena to St. Dismas, "the Good Thief" predicting the saint will reveal the murderer within nine days. Sure enough the police soon nab a suspect...but Sister Mary Helen believes it's the wrong man and begins her own pursuit of the killer. Her motive is justice...and her inspiration, simply divine.