I do so love a good play on words in a title; it gives me a clue as to what to expect from a writer and their style. I also love a bookish mystery. And Then There Were Nuns (League of Literary Ladies #4) by Kylie Logan is a perfect premise for me in a style and voice that is perfect for a cozy lovers.
From the back of the book:
The national bestselling author of The Legend of Sleepy Harlow returns to South Bass Island, where the League of Literary Ladies has to find out who’s killing off nuns.
B and B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water’s Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on Lake Erie. But the peace of the retreat is shattered when one of the nuns is found at the water’s edge—murdered. And when a second nun is killed, Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies—Chandra, Kate, and Luella—start to wonder about eerie parallels with the Agatha Christie mystery classic, And Then There Were None.
Since Bea has the trust of the sisters, the local chief of police asks her and the other Literary Ladies to interview each of them. Expecting a confession may be asking for a miracle, but Bea hopes she can at least find the killer before another nun gets crossed off the guest list.
This was my first part in the series and as such, I can safely advise that you can start here without feeling like you are missing a single thing. I found it totally amazing that due to the crisp writing style, I was easily able to follow along with not only the established characters of which I knew none, but also the ten nuns. That is a some seriously brilliant writing because I do often have struggles with more than a handful of people.
I didn't find it to be a solvable mystery but that was not a bad thing. It was because it was so intricate and full of such clever twists and turns. I absolutely loved the way the mystery was paced and how things unfolded. It was an up all night page turner that I read in one sitting.
I recommend you grab this book as soon as possible. It is a charming read. I will be heading out to find the other parts posthaste.
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