Book Reviews of A Novena for Murder (Sister Mary Helen, Bk 1)

A Novena for Murder (Sister Mary Helen, Bk 1)
A Novena for Murder - Sister Mary Helen, Bk 1
Author: Carol Anne O'Marie
ISBN-13: 9780440164692
ISBN-10: 0440164699
Publication Date: 1/1/1986
Pages: 183
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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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
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A well-written cozy mystery. Enjoyable characters. Definitely recommend to "cozy" readers.
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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)
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Again, it's a sharply written series that keeps you on your toes.
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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.
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Sister Mary Helen gets involved in murder. A really good readon the cozy side
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The first Sister Mary Helen mystery. I like this character and will definitely read the rest of the series. Very good story
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A nice murder mystery with a Catholic nun as a detective. A well writen mystery but not full of gore.
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Good detective story set in San Francisco. Plot moves quickly. Very enjoyable.
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First book in the Sister Mary Helen series -- a 70+ year old retired nun, who, along with her Irish friend Sister Eileen, "help" the SFPD solve murders. Delightful story.
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I really like this murder mystery, good bedtime reading, easy to read and good adventures.
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#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.
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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.