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Death of an Angel

Donald A. Davis

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When prosperous lawyer Ernest Brendel mysteriously disappeared, along with his wife Alice, and their 8-year-old daughter Emily, friends in the close-knit Rhode Island neighborhood worried that family had been kidnapped. It would be agonizing months in a massive FBI search before they would know the heartbreaking truth.

The shaken community began to lose hope that the family would ever be found alive. Their worst fears were confirmed when heavy rains from a tropical storm uncovered Alice and Ernest Brendel's badly decomposed bodies--shot with a giant crossbow, strangled, and buried in the quiet woods of the town. Lying under her mother's corpse was little Emily's lifeless body, now a silent witness to her killer's shocking identity.

Like a hand pointing from the grave, the evidence led authorities to one of Ernest Brendel's closest and most trusted friends. What Ernest couldn't have known was that Christopher Hightower--a Sunday school teacher and respected member of the community--was a psychotic liar obsessed with greed, jealousy, and murderous revenge.

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Book One1VikingsThey materialized from the chill fog like ghosts from an ancient past. The Gaia, Saga Siglar, and Oseberg, their dark sails bellied out before a northwesterly twenty-knot wind, were shadows against a dreary morning sky. Pointed bows knifed effortlessly through rolling four-foot seas, and low hulls lunged forward, hunting shelter from the stinging rain that lashed the Rhode Island coast. The Vikings were coming.Captain Ragnar Thorseth had nursed the Gaia from Norway to Greenland to Canada, retracing the sea route that Viking explorers such as Leif Ericsson may
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"Move over, Miss Marple, here comes supersleuth Sister Mary Helen, a nun with an unusual habit of solving murders." --San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle

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

"[There is a] depth to the novel beyond the level of a simple whodunit. Hard to put down." --Booklist

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  • Donald A. Davis

  • Carol Anne O'Marie has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondolet for the last forty-five years. She ministers to homeless women in downtown Oakland, California, at A Friendly Place, a daytime drop-in center which she co-founded in 1990. Death of an Angel is her seventh mystery featuring Sister Mary Helen.
  • Donald A. Davis
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