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Murder Superior (Gregor Demarkian #8)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  222 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The Order of the Sisters of Divine Grace is holding a convention on the Philadelphia campus of St. Elizabeth's College—and the list of invitees is studded with unlikely Main Line luminaries like charmless coronation king Henry Hare and foul-mouthed Norm Kevic, the most-talked-about radio talk show host in Philly. Also on hand is guest speaker and retired FBI agent Gregor D ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 279 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Bantam Books
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Joyce Lagow
Apr 20, 2010 Joyce Lagow rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, demarkian
The Gregor Demarkian series is not a heavy-weight one centering around brooding and/or hard-boiled detectives with troubled lives of one sort or another. Its protagonist is a mid-50s, ex-FBI man who, after the death of his beloved wife Elizabeth, returns to the Armenian-American neighborhood of his childhood--which neighborhood not only supplies a colorful and at times hilarious backdrop to his occasional work solving murder cases but at times is an integral part of the plot.[return][return]In t ...more
Jun 15, 2013 Kyrie rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Not my favorite Demarkian story. It advanced the personal relationship between Gregor and Bennis, but I didn't care all that much for the mystery.
The nuns seem to be taking over his life - is the Roman Catholic church so desperate it has to keep turning to a lapsed Armenian Orthodox detective to solve things?
Catherine Woodman
Amazingly, a Gregor Demarkian that I had not read that we had in paperback--I read this on my trip to France, and it was a good one--a good plot, not as complicated as they become later in the series, but very good murder mystery and light read.
Jennifer O'bryan
Jun 05, 2013 Jennifer O'bryan rated it really liked it
For anyone who likes murder/mystery stories, I highly recommend the Gregor Demarkian series. All the stories (27 so far)make for great reading. The characters are well developed and genuinely likeable.
Alaina Patterson
Jan 06, 2012 Alaina Patterson rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own-this, 2012, mystery
For the full review -- including an actual reason for its rating (for once), and an assist from The Simpsons -- follow the link to That's What She Read.
Nov 11, 2007 Samira rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Total brain candy and not the best mystery ever, but it saw me through a couple of hours on the exercise bike at the gym this weekend.
Liz Banks
Jun 10, 2015 Liz Banks rated it really liked it
Murder at a convention of nuns where everyone looks pretty much alike and most have the first name of Mary. It is tidily solved by the American-Armenian Hercule Periot. Quite enjoyable.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it
a nun convention - good red herrings- satisfying justice
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I'm a fan of this series. But having now read an earlier book in the series, I think I can say it improved with age.
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