9780312938215

Requiem at the Refuge A Sister Mary Helen Mystery

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312938215

  • ISBN10:

    0312938217

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-01
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

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Summary

DIVINE INTERVENTIONHow do you make God laugh? Tell Him you've got a plan. That's what Sister Mary Helen reminds herself when she sets out to start a new life-as a volunteer in a women's homeless shelter. A savvy octogenarian with an adventurous streak, Mary Helen is no stranger to the shady side of San Francisco's hilly streets. So when a young resident at the Refuge shelter is found dead, Mary Helen makes it her business to solve the murder. Soon this lady of the Order gets herself into a holy mess involving corrupt local politicians, a prostitution ring, and a tangled web of private-eyes, police officers, and the 'refugees' themselves. Mary Helen calls upon her beloved sisters at St. Francis College for salvation, but it's going to take a lot of prayers to protect Mary Helen from the dangerous characters-and shocking confessions-that come in her wake...

Author Biography

SISTER CAROL ANNE O’MARIE has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past forty-seven years. She ministers to homeless women at a daytime drop-in center in downtown Oakland, California, which she cofounded in 1990. REQUIEM AT THE REFUGE is her eleventh novel featuring Sister Mary Helen.

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DIVINE INTERVENTION

How do you make God laugh? Tell Him you've got a plan. That's what Sister Mary Helen reminds herself when she sets out to start a new life—as a volunteer in a women's homeless shelter. A savvy octogenarian with an adventurous streak, Mary Helen is no stranger to the shady side of San Francisco's hilly streets. So when a young resident at the Refuge shelter is found dead, Mary Helen makes it her business to solve the murder. Soon this lady of the Order gets herself into a holy mess involving corrupt local politicians, a prostitution ring, and a tangled web of private-eyes, police officers, and the ‘refugees' themselves. Mary Helen calls upon her beloved sisters at St. Francis College for salvation, but it's going to take a lot of prayers to protect Mary Helen from the dangerous characters—and shocking confessions—that come in her wake...

"O'Marie twines the strands of these disparate lives with humor and sympathy."—Publishers Weekly

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