Sister Eve and the Blue Nun
By Lynne Hinton
When Sister Eve returns to the monastery, the last thing she expects there is murder.
After solving several mysteries with her father at the Divine Private Detective Agency, Sister Eve finds herself torn between her calling as a nun and the thrill that comes with detecting. She knows she’s been using her father’s health as an excuse to extend her leave of absence from the monastery, but that excuse is running thin. She prays that a return visit to the monastery for a conference on the Blue Nun will help bring clarity to her calling, but when the conference speaker is murdered, Sister Eve’s two worlds collide.
Sister Eve knows the number one suspect, the victim’s brother and monk in residence, couldn’t possibly have committed the crime, and she’s determined to find the real killer. To do so means she must track down some mysterious newly discovered writings from the Blue Nun, said to date from the 17th Century, when the sister bi-located to the New Mexico region from her home in Spain. Could these texts from long ago be the key to today’s mystery? And will they offer any guidance to Sister Eve as she chooses which calling to follow?
This story is about a very interesting nun who is tracking an interesting nun in history – the Blue Nun. Sister Eve has been on a sabbatical of sorts, spending time with her father.
While at her father’s she assisted him in his Divine Private Detective Agency. Now she’s back at her former monastery trying to decide if she wants to remain a nun.
That decision is interrupted by a murder there. Sister Eve just can’t leave it alone, especially since it involves the Blue Nun. Although everyone tries to persuade Eve to stay out of it and let the professionals handle the case, it draws her in.
She places herself in danger as she tries to help her friend and find the murderer. By the way, the murderer is not who you probably think it is.
This is a very well written book that I couldn’t put down. Also, it led me to do a little research. The Blue Nun did exist and you can read more about her here.
Thank you, Ms Hinton, for introducing me to Sister Eve. Please keep the Divine mysteries coming. I’m ready for the next one. While waiting I plan to read the first two.
***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***
Lynne Hinton is the New York Times best-selling author of Friendship Cake and Pie Town. She received an undergraduate degree from UNC Greensboro and a Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She has served as a hospice chaplain and church pastor. Lynne is a regular columnist with The Charlotte Observer. She lives with her husband in Albuquerque, NM.