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And Then There Were Nuns
League of Literary Ladies #4
Kylie Logan

March 1, 2016/ ISBN 978-0425282953
Mystery / Cozy / Women Sleuths

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


This book is the fourth in the series, but read like a stand-alone. I fell in love with the character of Bea from the very first page. I mean, who would confuse a nun for a penguin? But Bea Cartwright did. Then again, it’s early morning and she’s half asleep, having spent a delightful night with her boyfriend, Levi Koslov.

Bea runs a B&B on South Bass Island, and offered to help a friend by feeding ten nuns who are visiting for a week’s retreat at the nearby lakefront home, Water’s Edge. Once there, one nun comments that the place looks haunted, a foreshadowing of the future drowning of one of the nuns. Bea learned that the nun was afraid of water. Why, then, would she go near it? Hank Florentine, the Chief of Police, confirms Bea’s suspicions when he verifies that the nun was murdered.

The members of the League of Literary Ladies, Bea and her friends Chandra, Kate and Luella, recognize the similarities to the Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None when a second nun is murdered. As an avid Christie fan, I enjoyed the comparison.

I enjoyed the interplay between Bea and Levi, especially when Levi reveals his secret identity. Bea is justifiably upset and her response had me laughing. Then again, Bea’s been hiding the truth from Levi and her friends. Chandra provides a tense subplot regarding her property, with a surprising result.

The main characters are well-developed and even the nuns reminded me of people I know. The plot, centered around royalties from the lyrics and music written by the two murdered nuns, was realistic and intriguing, and wondering who would kill them kept me reading well into the night. And Then There Were Nuns was exciting and inventive, and totally captivating. I loved it!

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Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2016