By Janet Elaine Smith
PageFree Publishing, Inc. - March 2002
ISBN: 1929925190 - Paperback
Mystery / Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by: Kristie Leigh Maguire,
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Grace Johnson was an unlikely candidate to be solving a mystery. Grace is an elderly woman whose children wanted to put her away in a nursing home after the death of her husband, James. Grace decides that there is still some life in the old girl yet and that she isn't quite ready to be sent to an old folk's home. She runs away from her children and her empty life, ending up in a New York City homeless shelter where she finds happiness in being needed.

Patrick O'Mally is an ex New York City policeman with a grudge against Vince Bellazoni, a man who killed his son. He is also a very lonely man since the death of his wife, Margaret. Meeting Grace Johnson is the best thing to happened to him in a long time.

Someone tries to poison Father O'Brien. Who would try to kill such a beloved old priest? Someone steals the statue of St. Patrick from St. Patrick's Cathedral. Who would stoop so low? Was that really a leprechaun that Grace kept seeing every time she saw that poor dirty little homeless girl? Did Vince Bellazoni really kill Patrick's son?

In Saint Patrick's Custody by Janet Elaine Smith is a lighthearted mystery chock full of surprises, twists and turns. Read along and be delighted by the story of Patrick and Grace as they try to solve the mysteries - and end up falling in love along the way.

Kristie Leigh Maguire is the author of Desert Triangle, Emails from the Edge, co-author of No Lady and Her Tramp, contributor to Calliope's Mousepad: Women Writers Online.

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