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Vow of Poverty [Kindle Edition]

Veronica Black
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Book Description

Increasing financial difficulty for the Order of the Daughters of Compassion finds Sister Joan deputed to clear the rubbish out of the attic in the hope that some valuable antiques might emerge. But something else lurks in the attic, leaving footprints in the dust.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 515 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale (28 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HTQ2O7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,300 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vow of Poverty 27 Jun. 2013
By Damaskcat HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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The convent of the Daughters of Compassion is suffering its latest financial crisis and Sister Joan has been tasked with sorting out a storeroom which has not been touched since the Order bought the house many years ago. Mother Dorothy hopes that as well as freeing up some more space Sister Joan might find some things which can be sold to raise money for the convent.

Other people seem interested in the convent's junk and when a young woman who has been in contact with Sister Joan is found dead Alan Mill co-opts the inquisitive Sister to help with his enquiries. This is a chilling story and Sister Joan finds herself in serious danger before the criminal is unmasked.

If you like your crime stories with touches of humour and an insight into human behaviour then give this one a try. The Sister Joan mysteries can be read in any order but it is interesting to watch the development of the series characters by reading them in the order they were published starting with Vow of Silence (Veronica Black)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sister Joan 10 July 2013
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This is such easy reading, no undue violence and takes you back in time to when bad things did happen, just no all the time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 8 Feb. 2015
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Very good story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nun makes great sleuth 7 Nov. 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I enjoyed right from the start. Sister Joan was great on her sleuthing and the story location and characters all added to mystery!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good "Sister Joan" Mystery 25 Sept. 2001
By Karen Potts - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Finances are very tight at the convent, so Sister Joan is dispatched to the attic storerooms to clean out old items and look for anything which might have enough value to be sold. In the course of her housekeeping chores, she discovers some mysterious footprints and begins to do some research on the convent's original owners. Dead bodies begin to appear, and as usual, Sister Joan does her own sleuthing, independent of Detective Sergeant Mill. This book differs from others in the series in that the solution to the murders is gradually revealed throughout the story and the only task left is to apprehend the murderer. The other nuns and some townspeople serve to round out the cast of characters, and reliable author Black spins another interesting tale.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Vow of Poverty 27 Jun. 2013
By Damaskcat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The convent of the Daughters of Compassion is suffering its latest financial crisis and Sister Joan has been tasked with sorting out a storeroom which has not been touched since the Order bought the house many years ago. Mother Dorothy hopes that as well as freeing up some more space Sister Joan might find some things which can be sold to raise money for the convent.

Other people seem interested in the convent's junk and when a young woman who has been in contact with Sister Joan is found dead Alan Mill co-opts the inquisitive Sister to help with his enquiries. This is a chilling story and Sister Joan finds herself in serious danger before the criminal is unmasked.

If you like your crime stories with touches of humour and an insight into human behaviour then give this one a try. The Sister Joan mysteries can be read in any order but it is interesting to watch the development of the series characters by reading them in the order they were published starting with `A Vow of Silence'.
3.0 out of 5 stars Sister Joan 27 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Sister Joan is an engaging detective. I am tired of the hard boiled, smart mouthed, immoral detective so I found a book free of sex and bloody violence refreshing. While this book started well, it became more and more improbable and I found the last murder to be so impossible that I felt my intelligence had been offened. I'm neither Catholic nor British but Sister Joan's activites just went too far for me to want to read about her again.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Vow of Poverty 4 Jun. 2012
By Shannon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A Vow of Poverty is another great addition to Veronica Black's "Sister Joan" series of who-dun-its. As usual Sister Joan works hard at striking a balance between her calling to the vowed religious life and her inate ability to figure out mysteries.A Vow of Poverty
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