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Blood on the Bones (Rafferty and Llewellyn Police Procedural Series #9)

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Rafferty and Llewellyn are faced with an unholy puzzle of a case Lapsed Catholic DI Joe Rafferty isn?t best pleased when he learns their latest case is at the local Roman Catholic Convent, where a body was discovered in a shallow grave in the grounds. The nuns? order is a closed, contemplative one, and access to their house and grounds, with its surrounding eight-foot-high ...more
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published May 19th 2006 by Severn House Publishers
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John
I had used some Audible credit on this one as an impulse purchase. The narration was okay, as was the plot, but I wasn't taken by the drama between Rafferty and his Ma, and his angst over his Catholic upbringing. What made the book a decent read were the personalities of nuns in the closed order where the body is found. At present I'm in the middle of an earlier book ion the series, which is re-enforcing that Evans does well with using secondary characters to differentiate her murders.
Richard Demma
Blood on the Bones is the 9th book in British author Geraldine Evans’ Rafferty and Llewellyn cozy mystery series and I found it a very absorbing read. This is a crime novel with depth and substance, which exchanges cheap thrills for some very meditative ruminations on religious faith and doubt, spiced with a bit of wry humor and some wicked plot twists that made me laugh out loud. A body has been discovered buried in the gardens of the Carmelite Monastery of the Immaculate Conception. Detective ...more
Deasia.glenn
i really want to read this book cause i heard it was a good book and it was very powerful
Sharon Kennedy
This was a nice little mystery, with an intriguing couple of characters.
This was actually the ninth book in the series, but I didn't feel that the story lost anything by my not reading any of the previous books. Yes, there were references to a previous case, which caused Rafferty to receive blackmail letters, but there was enough detail given to enable you to follow the story with no problems.
It was a nice little puzzle - dead naked body found in the grounds of a convent - which didn't tax the b
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Betsy Georgitis
Not a bad mystery but not all that great either. I did guess the identity of the murderer before the end and actually did not find the motivation for the murder all that believable. The characters were not all that interesting either. I am not on a hurry to read more from this author.
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aka Geraldine Hartnett.

I'm a British author and live in Norfolk, England. I write crime novels and have two series on the go: Rafferty & Llewellyn and Casey & Catt.

Series:
* Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery
* Casey and Catt Mystery

I also write historical novels, and my first, Reluctant Queen: The Story of Mary Rose Tudor, the Defiant Little Sister of Infamous English king, Henry VIII, is on a
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