By Jane Haddam
Iciness is thawing, yet in a small-town convent there lurks an ice-cold killer
Her youth acquaintances sought after careers, yet Brigit Ann Reilly spent her early life expecting her wedding—her marriage ceremony to God. while she ultimately will get to don the behavior, her new order sends her to Maryville, the place a former sister is poised to turn into Rome’s first Irish-American saint. Brigit has no time to fret approximately Vatican politics. She’s approximately to develop into a martyr herself.
Brigit is located useless within the basement of her neighborhood library, her corpse swarming with ten toxic water moccasins. while ex-FBI investigator Gregor Demarkian hears of her demise, he's questioned by way of issues: Water moccasins are usually not local to upstate ny, and Brigit died of hemlock poisoning, no longer the snakes’ venom. As Maryville whips itself right into a pious frenzy looking for proof for its fatherland hero’s sainthood, Demarkian will test his personal miracle by means of discovering justice for the murdered younger nun.
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A Great Day for the Deadly (Gregor Demarkian Mystery, Book 5) by Jane Haddam