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The Hour of Death
Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery #2
BY Jane Willan

Crooked Lane
October 9, 2018/ ISBN 978-1-68331-759-3
Mystery/Cozy / Holiday: Yuletide/Christmas

Reviewed by  Laura Hinds

The nuns live peacefully at Gwenafwy Abbey in Pryderi, a small village in North Wales. Sister Agatha dreams of having the mystery stories she writes published. She has an uncanny knack for solving crimes in real life as well. After being key to solving the murder of the Abbey’s sexton it is no surprise that when the president of the Village Art Society, Tiffany Reese, is found dead in the parish hall, Sister Agatha makes it her mission to prove that she was murdered and to unearth the killer.

I was delighted to have the chance to visit with Sister Agatha in Pryderi for the second time. Jane Willan has a way of setting scenes that is utterly captivating. As a reader, I enjoy feeling immersed in a small village and having a peek into the busy lives inside the Abbey. Sister Agatha’s longtime friend, Father Selwyn is her reluctant partner in sleuthing and the crime-busting duo are as unlikely a pair as one could imagine.

There’s nothing quite like a solidly written mystery to curl up with on a cold winter’s day. Although murder is a serious subject, there’s something about Sister Agatha that makes me smile. In fact, while reading this book I thought it might be interesting if she could fly as actress Sally Field did in the 1960’s television show, “The Flying Nun.”

There is nothing to not like and everything to love about “The Hour of Death.” Mystery lovers young and old, male and female alike will enjoy this holiday read!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Shadow of Death #1
Hour of Death #2

Reviewed 2018