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The Corporal Works of Murder

by Carol Anne O'Marie

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I liked the mystery, I did not like the protagonist, for a Nun she's a nasty busy-body, who shows no respect or decorum......

An undercover police woman is murdered, the nun goes out of her way to make trouble for the undercover police officer who is running the Tattoo parlor next to the Rescue Mission.... How stupid is it that the Undercover cop blows his cover to the nun and she in turn blabs & uses his name in public..... ( )
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The early-morning knock on her bedroom door startled Sister Mary Helen out of a deep sleep.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312984669, Mass Market Paperback)

Readers have come to delight in the murder-solving exploits of septuagenarian Sister Mary Helen, a nun with a nose for nabbing killers. Publishers Weekly calls the mysteries "refreshingly different" and a "heady mix of humor and suspense." Once you meet this spry, clever sleuth, you'll make a habit of reading her adventures...

"...Bury The Dead."

On the feast of St. Francis Caracciolo, Sister Mary Helen finished chanting the Corporal Acts of Mercy-"...to feed and shelter the homeless, visit the sick, and bury the dead"-before she went to work at The Refuge, a San Francisco women's shelter. Immediately she wondered about a pretty new visitor, suspiciously too well kept to be down and out. Only a few minutes later, Mary Helen found the mysterious woman shot and dying on the sidewalk. The police don't want an old nun meddling in the case, but that doesn't stop Mary Helen from snooping around and discovering the victim's true identity. And when Mary Helen discovers two more bodies, it's the police who may be confessing their need of a sharp-witted Sister with connections to a Higher Authority....

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Feeling concerned about newcomer Sarah at the women's shelter, Sister Mary Helen is alarmed when the woman is shot shortly after she leaves and begins a search for answers about Sarah's identity and who killed her.

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