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The St. Patrick's Day Murder (Christine Bennett #4)

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  175 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
An off-duty police officer is shot and ex-nun Chris Bennett and her police-detective boyfriend find this motiveless murder puzzling. Praying for a break, Chris pursues a killer along strange paths: a pilgrimage that takes her from a suburban convent to a Brooklyn fruit market, and deep into the sacrosanct world of the NYPD--and ultimately back to the deadly place where it ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 31st 1994 by Fawcett Books
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Ed
Feb 15, 2014 Ed rated it really liked it
#4 in the Christine Bennett series. Chris Bennett, a former nun, is an engaging protagonist. Still religious, she manages to bring pieces of convent lore into the story, while she also manages to engage in joyous off-screen sex with her fiancé, an NYPD detective. A light hearted read that is thoroughly enjoyable.

Christine Bennett series - Model police officer Scotty Mceigh was one of new York's finest, until someone pumped a pair of bullets into his body on St. Patrick's Day. Former nun Christin
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Ann
Nov 21, 2013 Ann rated it liked it
I finally found a heroine who is smart, goes by the rules and gets the job done. Christine Bennett is an ex-nun who is newley engaged to Jack, a New York City policeman. She attends the St. Patrick's Day parade with several other wives and watches her fiance parade along with his friends. After the parade, Scotty McVeigh, one of the police buddies is gunned down as he gets into his car. Ray Hansen, another policeman is suspected of the murder. Jack and Chris are asked by Scotty's wife, Jean, to ...more
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Jan 22, 2016 Pam Bales rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy
#4 in Christine Bennet murder mystery series
Caroline
Jun 06, 2014 Caroline rated it really liked it
Another great read from Lee Harris!
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Lisa
Mar 15, 2015 Lisa rated it it was ok
Not one of her better books. Characters were created out of thin air as necessary. By the end of the book, there were so many cops floating around, who we hadn't actually met, it was impossible to keep the, all straight.

Jack and Chris get engaged in this book, and even that was anti-climatic.
Linda  Arnsdorf
Aug 16, 2009 Linda Arnsdorf rated it really liked it
As with all good ST Patrick's Day Murder, it starts with a parade. This is one of my favorite Lee Harris books.
It is before Chris marries Jack and they are becoming a couple.
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What can I say? I like that Christine Bennet (former nun turned parttime investigator) is smart and deliberate and doesn't play the damsel in distress.
Sheila
Jan 25, 2014 Sheila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Former nun Chris Bennett and her significant other Jack investigate the murder of a cop friend of Jack's.
Elliedakota
Jun 01, 2015 Elliedakota rated it liked it
Way too many random characters - too difficult to keep all of the names straight.
Helen
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it
complex threads of clues to multiple murders
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my least favorite but focuses on the husband
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Lee Harris is the author of the mystery novels featuring ex-nun Christine Bennett, who first appeared in The Good Friday Murder, an Edgar Award nominee. She also writes the New York Mysteries, which debuted with Murder in Hell's Kitchen. In 2001, Lee Harris received the Romantic Times magazine Career Achievement Award for her distinguished contribution to crime wri
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