Murder in Ordinary Time

A Sister Mary Helen Mystery

Sister Mary Helen Mysteries (Volume 4)

Sister Carol Anne O'Marie

Minotaur Books

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Just one bite of that irresistible Christmas cookie and Christina Kelly, Channel 5's leading investigative reporter, was on the air--dead. The odor of bitter almond told Sister May Helen the cause of the death: cyanide. Somewhere in the studio was the wily killer; it was a person everyone knew.
Had Christina's investigations led her to her dead end? Or was the fatal cookie meant for someone else: the notorious womanizer; the hard-drinking floor manager with something to hide; or perhaps Wicked Wendy, who certainly fit her nickname? Or was the intended victim the intrepid nun herself?
Heaven help her as Sister Mary Helen charges in where angels fear to tread to trap a killer before he strikes again.

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January 10
Tuesday of the first week of
Ordinary Time
Sister Mary Helen had a case of the blahs! Sitting alone in her small, cold basement office, she stared into space. These are not your ordinary Monday-morning blahs, she thought, dumping a stack of Christmas cards into the wastepaper basket. This is serious. The cards hit the bottom with a metallic thud.
Furthermore, today wasn’t even Monday. It was Tuesday, the first Tuesday in Ordinary Time.
Ordinary Time! Ugh! That was one of the few liturgical reforms set in motion by the Second Vatican Council that she totally opposed.

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Praise For The Sister Mary Helen Mystery Series:

"An unfailingly cozy mystery series." -Library Journal

"Father Brown move over!...Tough and compassionate, [Sister Mary Helen] understands the secrets of the human heart." -Andrew M. Greeley

"O'Marie twines the strands of these disparate lives with humor and sympathy." -Publishers Weekly on Requiem at the Refuge

"Another first-rate installment in an unfailingly entertaining series." -Booklist on Requiem at the Refuge

"Enlivened by its series of incisive character studies-and sure to please the Sister's legion of fans."-Kirkus Reviews on Death Takes Up a Collection

"O'Marie delivers compelling characters and sophisticated plotting in her best effort to date."
-Publishers Weekly on Death of an Angel

"[An] excellent mystery series...hard to put down."-Booklist on Death of an Angel

"The author's handy mix of humor and suspense again proves irresistible." -Publishers Weekly on The Missing Madonna

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Sister Carol Anne O'Marie

SISTER CAROL ANNE O'MARIE has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past fifty years. She ministers to homeless women at a daytime drop-in center in downtown Oakland, California, which she co-founded in 1990. She has written ten novels featuring Sister Mary Helen.

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Murder in Ordinary Time
A Sister Mary Helen Mystery
Sister Carol Anne O'Marie

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429907576
ISBN10: 1429907576
256 pages
$7.99
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