By Rita Mae Brown
With the vacations drawing close, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen and her ally, Susan Tucker, take a much-needed time-out on the mountain monastery of Mount Carmel. There, lower than the benevolent gaze of the statue of the Virgin Mary, their worldly concerns are quickly overshadowed. For in entrance in their very eyes the statue starts to cry tears of blood.
Legend has it that Mary’s red tears are harbingers of crises. And although skeptical, the ever-practical Harry can already see one at the horizon. If leaked, information of the so-called miracle may possibly flip the monastery and the city of Crozet right into a circus. What Harry doesn’t foresee is murder.…
When Susan’s great-uncle Thomas, a resident monk, is located frozen to dying on the base of the statue, foul play is governed out–at first. yet at Harry’s urging, the physique is exhumed for an post-mortem. There’s only one challenge: the coffin is empty. That’s while Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker get entangled. Then there’s the surprising revelation of a secret that has confused the voters of Crozet for ages.
With Christmas round the nook and the monastery overrun by way of the trustworthy, all Harry’s meddling menagerie can do is remain on her path as she jumps knee-deep into an unofficial investigation–one that turns into extra harmful while one other Crozet citizen meets an premature loss of life. as a result will probably be a miracle if Harry remains alive....
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Cat's Eyewitness: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown