By Jane Haddam
Wintry weather is thawing, yet in a small-town convent there lurks an ice-cold killer
Her adolescence buddies sought after careers, yet Brigit Ann Reilly spent her formative years expecting her wedding—her marriage ceremony to God. whilst she ultimately will get to don the behavior, her new order sends her to Maryville, the place a former sister is poised to develop into Rome’s first Irish-American saint. Brigit has no time to fret approximately Vatican politics. She’s approximately to turn into a martyr herself.
Brigit is located lifeless within the basement of her neighborhood library, her corpse swarming with ten toxic water moccasins. whilst ex-FBI investigator Gregor Demarkian hears of her loss of life, he's questioned through issues: Water moccasins aren't local to upstate long island, and Brigit died of hemlock poisoning, no longer the snakes’ venom. As Maryville whips itself right into a pious frenzy looking for proof for its place of birth hero’s sainthood, Demarkian will test his personal miracle by way of discovering justice for the murdered younger nun.
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Extra resources for A Great Day for the Deadly (Gregor Demarkian Mystery, Book 5)
When she saw the police Eva went berserk. She knew who Sigurdur Óli was. Knew that he worked with her father. She snatched up a hammer that was lying on the floor and tried to knock him out. Although she missed, she fractured his collarbone. Racked with pain, Sigurdur Óli fell to the floor. As she'd wound up for a second shot, the other officers had pounced and had floored her. Sigurdur Óli did not talk about the incident but Erlendur heard from the other officers that he had hesitated when he saw Eva Lind going for him.
That he didn't die at all. Sometimes I think he left us and moved to the countryside – or abroad – without telling us, and started a new family. I've even caught glimpses of him here in Reykjavík. About five years ago I thought I saw him. I followed this man around like an imbecile. It was in the shopping centre. ' She looked at Erlendur. 'He went away, but all the same . . he'll never go away,' she said with a sad smile playing across her lips. 'I know,' Erlendur said. ' When they got into the car Elínborg scolded Erlendur for his callous question about Kristín's son.
At first she thought it was another sheep that had drowned in the lake, until she moved closer and saw the skull half-buried in the lake bed and the shape of a human skeleton. The ribs protruded from the sand and beneath them could be seen the outlines of the pelvis and thigh bones. The skeleton was lying on its left side so she could see the right side of the skull, the empty eye sockets and three teeth in the upper jaw. One had a large silver filling. There was a wide hole in the skull itself, about the size of a matchbox, which she instinctively thought could have been made by a hammer.
A Great Day for the Deadly (Gregor Demarkian Mystery, Book 5) by Jane Haddam