Each day during the month of March I will feature three Easter, Spring or St Patrick’s Day themed books. Hope you find some that are new to you and some that you enjoy. Enjoy your reading.
Sister Mary Helen and Sister Eileen are delivering homemade loaves of Irish soda bread on St. Patrick’s day to all of Mount St. Francis College benefactors. Eager to finish for the day, they make their last stop at St. Agatha’s Church, where they interrupt a mysterious meeting of several prominent members of the community. Invited by Monsignor Joseph Higgins to stay for tea, the nuns agree but, sensing great tension at the meeting, they hurry out shortly thereafter.The next day they are greeted with the startling news that the monsignor is dead, and it appears he has been poisoned. With Sister Mary Helen and Sister Eileen on the case, it quickly becomes apparent that everyone present has something to hide, as did the monsignor himself. (Goodreads)
Beloved authors Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-conspirator, Sneaky Pie Brown, sow the seeds of an all-new mystery featuring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and that incorrigible corgi Tee Tucker. This time around, the onset of spring ushers in more than hay fever as the animal friends must come to the aid of an ailing Harry to sniff out the season’s first blossom of murder. Ah, spring! The redbuds open, the robins return, and the days lengthen. People’s spirits lift–as do those of their animal companions. As a wave of tilling and planting sweeps over Crozet, Virginia, Harry is especially excited: This year is her first harvesting grapes to sell. But then a health crisis sends her reeling into the forbidding world of hospitals and doctors, treatments and procedures. Surviving this journey will be tough, but Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker will do their best to steer Harry in the right direction–as will her ever-helpful husband, Fair. Others will have worse luck: An especially promising nurse’s lifeless body is discovered without a mark on her. Then another hospital employee, who had seemed in perfect health, is also found dead. It’s clear there’s a mystery afoot–and that’s one thing Harry and her menagerie can’t keep their noses out of. (Goodreads)
Until someone killed her, the only mystery about adorable Iris Grodnik was why she had never married. But for fifteen years, her strange disappearance and murder during a Passover seder has remained a troubling piece of family history.
So when Iris’s relatives ask ex-nun Chris Bennett–now the wife of a New York City cop–to make one last attempt to learn the truth, she reluctantly consents. Iris’s old friends and suitors have scattered, and Chris soon suspects that some of the relatives are not telling her all they know about Iris’s life and death.
Then, in the dusty depths of a hall closet, she finds an old leather purse–and her worst forebodings about Iris Grodnik’s haunting murder begin to be fulfilled. . . . (Goodreads)