Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Clock Strikes Nun by Alice Loweecey

Yesterday I finished Alice Loweecey's The Clock Strikes Nun. This is the fourth book in the series and it is out May 30th. This is one of the funniest cozy mystery series I have ever read. Who knew a series about an Italian nun who "went over the wall", took on a new life as a private detective, married into a good Irish family and can hold her own in any situation, would bewitch me in such away! I smiled and laughed my way through The Clock Strikes Nun, thinking the entire time, that main character Giulia is my true idea of a superhero! This story was so good. It blended the nonsense and the "paranormal" aspect of the client's case perfectly. I could not figure out how the mysteries all came together and when it was revealed it was an extremely satisfying end. This is a series I would absolutely purchase for friends and wish my mother was alive to read this. I know she would love this series as much as I do. Alice has a winner with The Clock Strikes Nun.
“Giulia is a sympathetic, well-drawn character who has built a full life for herself after leaving the convent, but appealing touches of the former nun remain.” – Booklist When terrified Elaine Patrick knocks on Driscoll Investigations’ door and insists her house is haunted, Giulia Driscoll’s first response is “we don’t handle ghosts.” When Elaine’s housekeeper and crackpot filthy rich cousin descend on Giulia and demand she find out who’s trying to steal sweet, fragile Elaine’s family business out from under her, that’s a different story. They want DI to provide Tarot readings, ghost hunting sessions, and even an exorcism. Ghost hunting? There are apps for that. Tarot readings? Experts in the skill are right across the street. Exorcisms? Having a priest for a brother-in-law comes in handy. Giulia plunges into a crash course in all things supernatural, convinced everything happening to Elaine is stagecraft. Except when it isn’t. Giulia’s about to discover a new dimension to sleuthing, if she can survive attempted murder long enough to see through the web of lies around her client. “Loweecey’s characters are colorful without being caricatures, and once again we’re lucky that Giulia Driscoll left the convent behind. She solves the crime with a happy mix of online savvy, humor and intelligence.” – Sheila Connolly, New York Times Bestselling Author of An Early Wake “Loweecey is herself a former nun, and she brings to Giulia all of this inner conflict, residual guilt, and disillusionment…and how can you not love an author who quotes from the movies Airplane and Young Frankenstein? Giulia’s recent marriage adds a delightful dash of romance, but the real appeal of this series is her genuine likability and fiery independent streak that could never be hidden behind a veil.” – Kings River Life Magazine “Exciting and suspenseful.” – Publishers Weekly (on Nun Too Soon) Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), paranormal mysteries, humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, private investigator mystery series.
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