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Thief in Retreat

A Sister Agatha Mystery

Sister Agatha Mysteries

Aimee and David Thurlo

Minotaur Books

Sister Agatha is one of two extern nuns in the cloistered order at the Our Lady of Hope Monastery near the small desert town of Bernalillo, New Mexico. An investigative journalist before entering the monastery, now, as an extern it is Sister Agatha's role to be the link between her cloistered sisters and the outside world. It is the skills from both her past and current lives that she must bring to the task assigned to her by the Archbishop of her diocese. At a former monastery, closed and sold by the diocese and now operating as a hotel and business retreat, there are a series of mysterious goings on.

Several valuable pieces of southwestern folk art owned by the diocese and left on loan in the retreat have been stolen and replaced by replicas. After an art expert was called in to verify the remaining collection, he too disappeared without a trace. And then, there is the ghost - the restless spirit rumored to wander the halls of the resort.

At the request of the Archbishop, Sister Agatha's must now discreetly investigate the doings at the former monastery and make sure that an unwanted scandal is not about to engulf the diocese. But she soon learns that something even more sinister than a ghost is loose in the retreat and it is up to Sister Agatha to unravel the puzzle before the consequences turn deadly.

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Thief in Retreat
1THE SUN WAS STILL HIGH IN THE CLEAR NEW MEXICO sky as Sister Agatha pressed the candy-apple-red Harley for a little more speed. She was determined to finish her tasks and make it back to the monastery before None, which started at 3:00 P.M. sharp. As an extern nun at Our Lady of Hope Monastery, Sister Agatha wasn't required to celebrate the liturgical hours with her cloistered sisters, but she never liked missing None. The ninth hour of prayer commemorated the Passion of Our Lord, and after all he'd done for mankind it seemed practically sinful not to honor that time with
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Praise for Thief in Retreat

“Sister Agatha...may make you a believer.”--Baltimore Sun

“Enough twists and turns and ghosts to keep it fresh.”—New Orleans Times Picayune
 
"Suspects ... keep this cozy humming. Readers will cheer as Sister Agatha puts God first and follows His lead."
--Publishers Weekly
“Sister Agatha...may make you a believer.”--Baltimore Sun

“Enough twists and turns and ghosts to keep it fresh.”—New Orleans Times Picayune
 
"Suspects ... keep this cozy humming. Readers will cheer as Sister Agatha puts God first and follows His lead."
--Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Aimee and David Thurlo

  • Aimée and David Thurlo are the authors of over forty novels that have been published in more than twenty countries, including the Ella Clah novels and Bad Faith, the first novel to feature Sister Agatha. The Thurlos live in Corrales, New Mexico.
  • Aimée Thurlo
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Thief in Retreat

A Sister Agatha Mystery

Sister Agatha Mysteries

Aimee and David Thurlo

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