Synopses & Reviews
When Sister Mary Helen heeds an inner calling, it leads her straight to a killer.
It is a rainy Feast of All Souls and feisty Sister Mary Helen, the Bay City's famous crime-fighting nun, has nothing more on her mind than helping Angelica Bowers, the troubled young woman who works in the library of Mount St. Francis College. Unfortunately, her plans are shattered when dear Gemma Burke, one of her oldest friends, becomes the latest victim of a serial rapist-murderer.
Sister Mary Helen realizes that the San Francisco police, despite their furious protests, need a little divine intervention-so she and her sidekick, Sister Eileen, set off after Gemma's killer. But little do the devout detectives know that they are walking into an intricate web of evil woven by a cold-blooded killer...
"Move over, Miss Marple, here comes supersleuth Sister Mary Helen, a nun with an unusual habit of solving murders." --San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle
"O'Marie delivers compelling characters and sophisticated plotting in her best effort to date." --Publishers Weekly
"[There is a] depth to the novel beyond the level of a simple whodunit. Hard to put down." --Booklist
About the Author
Carol Anne O'Marie
has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondolet for the last forty-five years. She ministers to homeless women in downtown Oakland, California, at A Friendly Place, a daytime drop-in center which she co-founded in 1990. Death of an Angel
is her seventh mystery featuring Sister Mary Helen.