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May 29, 2012

Solving a murder in a convent

Tonawanda News — Just when Giulia Falcone thought she was out, they pull her back

in.

that he had been immersed in something relatively light, learned a few things he would not ordinarily know and ended with a promise that his next book will have a little more intellectual heft to it.

Like the first book, the suspicion remains that the Falcone and Driscoll Investigation franchise is aimed at women. “Back in the Habit” is foremost a detective novel, but has those elements of modern chick lit that readers find either so satisfying or so cloying. Spunky heroine learns she’s got more brains and guts than she thought. Man in her life dazzled. Get ready for another round.

The explanation by the author, herself an ex-nun, of day-to-day convent life, and more importantly, the internal motivation of a person who hears a call from God to pursue a vocation, is informative and well-done. The overwhelming majority of people never experience this sort of extra-sensory perception, and it is gratifying to read the words of a person who obtained it and actually can put it into words.

As for Ms. Falcone and Mr. Driscoll, we await their further adventures, and hope they eventually attempt to throw as much passion at each other as they do their work.

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