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Sister Eve, Private Eye
Divine Private Detective Agency # 1
Lynne Hinton

Thomas Nelson
November 25, 2014 / ISBN 978-1401691455
Cozy Mystery / Inspirational

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Sister Evangeline (Eve) is a member of the Benedictine Order in Pecos, New Mexico. Daniel, a long-time family friend and police officer, visits Sister Eve to relay bad news: Her father, the "Captain," must have his leg amputated due to diabetes. Eve arranges for a temporary leave from the monastery so she can care for him.

Sister Eve's father, Jackson Divine, is a retired police captain who runs a detective agency in Madrid, New Mexico, specializing in finding lost people. His current client is Megan Flint, a beautiful movie star searching for her missing fiancé, Hollywood director Chaz Cheston. But when Cheston turns up dead, the police question Megan. After all, Chaz was married and the "other woman" is the usual suspect. When Sister Eve reasons to the "Captain" why Megan couldn't have killed Cheston, her father is pleased that Eve is a good investigator. While they hunt for the real killer, Eve searches her true feelings - should she remain a nun or follow in her father's footsteps?

Sister Eve is truly charming. She rides a motorcycle and wears cowboy boots underneath her habit. And speaking of habits, she continually gets into tight spots due to her insatiable curiosity. These enchanting idiosyncrasies are just the topping to a wonderful character who had me laughing, reading into the wee hours of the night, and simply enjoying a terrific who-done-it featuring a unique heroine who savors her faith and her surroundings as much as she does a little detecting.

Ms. Hinton's characters are all realistic and well-developed; especially the "Captain" who is reluctant to wear his artificial limb. Family, faith and friends are foremost, making this novel heartwarming, clever, entertaining and hard to forget. I certainly look forward to more releases from this wonderful author.

Reviewer's Note: Lynne Hinton is a New York Times best-selling author. She received an undergraduate degree from UNC Greensboro and a Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She is also a regular columnist with The Charlotte Observer.
Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2014