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Sister Joan - of the Order of the Daughters of Compassion - is sent to the Order's convent in Cornwall as a result of a cryptic letter received by the Prioress of her own Convent which seems to indicate there is something wrong. Mother Frances - the author of the cryptic letter - is dead. But when Sister Joan arrives at Cornwall House she soon finds there are other strange deaths which may or may not match their `official' descriptions.
Joan is an interesting character with her own rebellious streak which makes her an ideal person to investigate the strange goings on at the convent. For a start why does the Prioress wear nail varnish and perfume? I found this short book interesting reading and found myself turning the pages quicker and quicker to find out what was really going on in the convent. I liked Sister Joan herself and found the author really brought the other nuns to life and made them individuals.
Anyone looking for a crime novel with a difference may want to try this series. Sister Joan does for the modern nun investigating crime what Sister Fidelma has long been doing for seventh century Ireland.