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Murder Makes a Pilgrimage (Sister Mary Helen #5)

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Vivacious and outgoing, Lisa Springer was the most unlikely member of the free pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the birthplace of Christianity in Spain. And Sister Mary Helen soon had reason to suspect the auburn-haired knockout knew the other members of the tour group--and some of their ugliest secrets--all too well. So when Lisa was discovered strangled to death in ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 17th 2003 by Minotaur Books (first published 1993)
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Sister Mary Helen is surprised to find out that she is one of ten winners of a trip to the shrine of St. James in Santiago Spain - she didn't know her good friend Sister Eileen had entered her name in the contest. At the urging of restaurant owner Senior Carlos Fraga de la Cueva, who would like her to keep an eye on his wayward nephew Pepe, Sister Mary Helen agrees to go to Spain with Sister Eileen. This is supposed to be a nice little getaway, but murder has a way of finding Sister Mary Helen a ...more
When it comes to murder mysteries, faith is not usually a player. It is, however, when the sleuth is a nun, as is the case in this book. And faith is also important to the author, Carol Anne O'Marie (1933-2009), for she also was a nun. When Sister Mary Helen wins a trip to Spain, she and her companion, Sister Eileen, are thrown into a group of strangers Like all people the other travelers have secrets, but one of the group may know more about those secrets than is good for her. Sister Mary Helen ...more
Had been awhile since I had read anything from the Sister Mary Helen series! Fun story plot, interesting travel information, ending not too surprising!! But will continue to occassionally read this series as it is always a light, easy read!
Lots of red herrings, interesting plot, good characterization.
Enjoyed this mystery with Sister Mary Helen and Siter Eileen but thought it was slow moving in spots. Basically, the story begins with Sister Mary Helen winning a trip for a pilgrimage to a famed spot in Spain.
Marianne Jay
Super cute cozy mystery with Sr. Mary Helen as a mystery solving 80-something year old nun.

I think this would be an adorable tv show staring Betty White.
Would have liked more about the actual church and area of their pilgrimage, but it was a good who dunnit with lots of good suspects.
I like Catholic nuns solving mysteries. This one, however, seemed a bit contrived.
My review for this series is under Novena for Murder.
Great characters and lots of fun.
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Sister Carol Anne O'Marie was a mystery writer and a nun in the St. Joseph of Carondelet religious order.

She wrote eleven novels with the protagonist Sister Mary Helen, an elderly nun who solves crimes. Most of the books are based in San Francisco.

Her final book, Like a Swarm of Bees, is about the origins of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States.

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Sister Mary Helen (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Advent of Dying (Sister Mary Helen #2)
  • The Missing Madonna (Sister Mary Helen, #3)
  • Murder in Ordinary Time (Sister Mary Helen, #4)
  • Death Goes on Retreat (Sister Mary Helen, #6)
  • Death of an Angel (Sister Mary Helen, #7)
  • Death Takes Up a Collection (Sister Mary Helen, #8)
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Novena for Murder (Sister Mary Helen, #1) Advent of Dying (Sister Mary Helen #2) The Missing Madonna (Sister Mary Helen, #3) Death Goes on Retreat (Sister Mary Helen, #6) Murder in Ordinary Time (Sister Mary Helen, #4)

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