Our readers who happen to appreciate both Christian Fiction and murder mysteries are in for a treat. Today’s Port Pick is a refreshing foray into a new murder mystery direction: a Christian murder mystery. Sister Eve, Private Eye is the first in a new series by Lynne Hinton.
Sister Evangeline Devine has followed her calling to be a nun for over two decades at a monastery in New Mexico. Then one day a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father, who is a police captain turned private detective. Sister Eve’s father needs help recovering from surgery, but soon the good Sister finds herself taking on her father’s latest case. Lest you think Sister Eve has no skills in the private detective department, she is actually quite good at solving mysteries, having grown up around them. In this case a big shot Hollywood director has disappeared, and the little starlet he’s been dating suddenly isn’t talking. Then the missing man turns up dead and Sister Eve is on the trail with natural instincts leading her closer to the truth. But along the way Sister Eve has a bit of soul searching to do. How can she choose between her vocation as a nun and her natural detective talents?
A study guide in the back of the book will help readers or book clubs explore some of the broader themes in the book. A second in the series is set to be published later in the year.
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