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Author: Carol Anne O’Marie Narrator: Grace Conlin Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Sister Mary Helen Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781481559454
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In this seventh outing for amateur sleuth Sister Mary Helen and her coconspirator, Sister Eileen, the two nuns take time out from their duties at Mount St. Francis College when a wealthy widow, a benefactor of the college and dear friend, is the second victim of a local rapist-murderer. Despite the furious protests of the San Francisco police, Sister Mary Helen decides that they need a little divine intervention.

Between juggling their regular duties, ducking the notice of the detectives on the case, and a plan to straighten out the life of a sad young librarian, the Sisters have their hands full. But as criminals, law enforcement types, and their fellow nuns have discovered, there’s no stopping the pair when they feel their involvement is called for.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting the crime-solving Sister Mary Helen and her feisty sidekick Sister Eileen, Death of an Angel is a good place to start. Deceptive gentleness masks a fierce strength, which Sister Mary Helen no doubt inherits from her creator, Sister Carol Anne O’Marie, who runs a shelter for homeless women in Oakland, California when she’s not giving religious mysteries a good name.”

  • “[There is a] depth to the novel beyond the level of a simple whodunit. Hard to put down.”


  • “Enough chilling suspense…to hold the reader’s interest to the finish. One of the author’s better efforts.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 7/16/2012

    " I didn't warm to this book as much as I did "Requiem at the Refuge" in the same series. The irrepressibly investigative nun who appears throughout the series shines here as well. I was able to guess the identity of the killer early on, though, which made it a little less fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/10/2012

    " My review for this series is under Novena for Murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/29/2011

    " Light, fun, great characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Priscilla | 1/26/2009

    " A plague of exclamation points. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 9/28/2008

    " Sister Mary Helen #7 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 9/5/2007

    " One of those light murder mysteries you want to read once in a while to give your brain a rest from heavier stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 5/15/2007

    " like it so much I plan to read the rest of her mysteries "

About the Author

Sister Carol Anne O’Marie (1933–2009), born in San Francisco, was a nun in the Saint Joseph of Carondelet religious order for over fifty years. A renowned mystery author, she wrote eleven novels featuring Sister Mary Helen, an elderly nun who solves crimes. Sister Carol Anne O’Marie ran a shelter for homeless women with Sister Maureen Lyons in Oakland, California.

About the Narrator

Grace Conlin (1962–1997) was the recording name of Grainne Cassidy, an award-winning actress and acclaimed narrator. She was a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award in 1988 for her role in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Savage in Limbo.