Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun, A Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery by Lynne Hinton

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton is the third book in the Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery series. It tells the story of Sister Evangeline, a nun trying to decided weather or not she is leaving the sisterhood to join her father, retired police captain, in his detective agency. She is staying at her previous convent home, in New Mexico, for a conference about the Blue Nun, one of her idols, when the keynote speaker and sister of one of the resident Brothers, is murdered. Sister Eve then proceeds to lead her own investigation on the matter. With help from her father and his old partner, she "helps" push the case forward.

This book is written with much references to the Benedictine sisterhood/monks lifestyle as well as many Catholic references and beliefs. It also features the story of Sister Maria de Jesus de Agreda, also known as the Blue Nun.

This book had a great mystery and interesting characters but was very slow for story development. The author is quite repetitive and almost over descriptive. The main reason it kept me interested was to find out who committed the murder. The timeline is also a bit confusing as things progress so slowly and then very quickly near the end. The majority of the narration by Sister Eve's character is her overthinking and denying her gut feelings about herself and her decision to leave or stay a nun.

For someone who hasn't read the first two books, the third can be read without but there are many references to the first stories through out this one.

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