‘Clever and fascinating - a needs to for all Agatha Christie enthusiasts’ - Peter James
The death Light
Young and fiercely self sufficient, Sister Agnes Bourdillon hasn't ever felt the necessity of a wimple to specific her spirituality. yet her energy is proven via her secondment to Silworth, a South London women’s criminal. She does, besides the fact that, locate the paintings compelling, as she makes an attempt to barter the community of bullies and sufferers, loyalties and hatreds, prisoners and jailers, looking to appreciate the customarily violent histories that lie at the back of every one girl.
Then the daddy of Cally Fisher, essentially the most turbulent inmates, is shot lifeless. the executive suspect is Cally’s boyfriend. Reminded unnervingly of ways she is wasting her personal mom, who's swiftly backing out from truth in a French nursing domestic, Agnes reveals that she too has turn into entangled in a dismal global that stretches extra than the criminal partitions…
Shadow of Death
Agnes is as much as her neck in books. Having been requested to aid deal with the library of the approximately defunct Order in Bermondsey ahead of the development is bought, she is trawling via piles of tatty Victoriana and nostalgic lives of the saints.
However, the 17th-century Hawker archive, a set of fantastically preserved books on spells and magic in addition to hand-written journals, does capture her eye. those inform the tale of Alice, her husband Thomas and their daughter who died in infancy.
Alice’s tale turns out to hang-out the current.
The development, now an NHS day heart for the mentally sick, is the backdrop the quandary of Jeanne-Marie and her daughter Leila in addition to Alice’s narrative.
The line among earlier and current turns into hazy, as Jeanne-Marie, like Alice prior to her, is prey to the lads in her lifestyles and depression.
When unexplained and terrible issues commence occurring and Agnes turns into confident that consumers are after whatever greater than the most obvious within the Hawker records, she hurries to guard Leila and lay a few ghosts to rest.
A violent act
Sister Agnes is now, as Father Julius solemnly teases her, a ‘fully paid-up’ member of the convent, yet any options that lifestyles may possibly cross extra easily together with her ultimate vows taken are quickly proved incorrect.
Delighted to have escaped the oppressive confines of existence contained in the convent, Agnes is again in her personal flat, operating on the Order’s hostel for the homeless.
But ahead of lengthy, issues take a flip for the more severe: a tender and weak resident, Abbie, is located useless, and the delicate peace is shattered.
Though it seems like suicide, questions are raised in regards to the mysterious drug broker Murchison’s impact over Abbie and the opposite younger hostel-dwellers.
What, or who driven Abbie to finish her existence?
But Agnes has greater than that on her brain and her personal earlier quickly catches up along with her within the type of gentlemanly American geologist Dr Bretton Laing, bearing information of her long-dead father’s final years.
She can't run from her prior for ever …
ALISON JOSEPH was once born in North London and proficient at Leeds college. Alison has written approximately 25 radio performs and variations, together with the Sony award-winning abridgement of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Alison used to be chair of the Crime Writers organization from 2013-2015 and is a founder member of the Killer ladies collective.
Praise for Alison Joseph
‘Christie herself is the fulcrum of this hugely diverting piece, introduced with the entire quirky ability that's Joseph’s trademark.’ - Barry Forshaw, Crime Time
‘A refreshingly varied character.’ - Bolton night News
‘Enjoyable … with a satisfyingly plausible end’ Glasgow Herald
‘Nice one who doesn’t begin with a bang and finish with a whimper.’ Newcastle-upon-Tyne magazine
‘One helluva nun.’ Hampstead and Highgate exhibit
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