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Alibis & Angels

(A Sister Lou Mystery #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Giving up murder for Lent won’t be easy . . .
With the Lenten season fast approaching, Sister Louise “Lou” LaSalle looks forward to a final day of indulgence before giving up her favorite sweets. But one Briar Coast resident won’t get the chance to repent. Opal Lorrie, the mayor’s director of finance, was just found in the parking lot of the Board of Ed--with a broke
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Kensington
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Edwina Putney
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a well-written mystery, that had me captive from start to finish. Trying to solve the murder ahead of the reveal by Sister Lou and her team, hoping the mayor, the intended victim, will be safe in her hideout in the motherhouse at St. Hermione of Ephesus, wishing Mayor Stanley would stop being so disagreeable and Sister Marianne wouldn't be so nosy, and hoping Shari Henson decides to remain in Briar Coast are the main moving parts of this suspenseful mystery. I hope this wasn't the final ...more
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really do love this series. The characters are wonderful. I love the interaction between them and the minor characters too. Love the setting. What a great series.
Lis Carey
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, fiction, mystery
Sister Louise "Lou" LaSalle , of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Hermione of Ephesus, in Briar Crest, NY, does not really like being thought of as a sleuth. Unfortunately, she has twice recently had occasion to investigate murders. Now, though, the Lenten season is about to begin, and she's really, really hoping to give up sleuthing. She means it. For sure.

Even more unfortunately, Mayor Heather Stanley is receiving threats from an anonymous stalker, who is sending her ominous threats abou
Lisa D.
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I have agreed to write this honest review, in exchange for an advance review copy.

Olivia Matthews delivers another great cozy mystery read with, "Alibis and Angels (A Sister Lou Mystery)," the third in the series.
This installment takes Sister Lou, reporter and friend, Shari Henson and nephew Chris into another murder, days leading to the Lenten season. This time the victim comes from Briar Coast's mayoral administration with the murder of Opal Lorrie, director of finance under Mayor Heather St
Cheryl Mcneil
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alibis and Angels is book three in the Sister Lou series, and the first book I’ve read in the mystery series. The focus is Sister Lou LaSalle and her “sleuthing” partners, particularly her nephew Chris LaSalle and reporter Shari Henson. Mayor Heather Stanley has been receiving threatening letters. Her Finance director suffers an untimely death and it is clear that the Mayor is the real target.

Ms. Matthews includes a lot of detail to give the reader a great visual of the characters and scenery.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and want to read the other Sister Lou mysteries. I have agreed to review the book in exchange for an advanced review copy. Sister Lou is drawn into the investigation of the death of Opal Lorrie, who was found with a broken neck at the bottom of the stairs. She had been attending the Board of Education meeting in place of the mayor, Heather Stanley who had been receiving threatening notes. Sister Lou, her nephew Chris and his new girlfriend Shari Henson want to help ...more
Oh, the best laid plans.....Sister Louise (Lou) LaSalle has decided to give up sleuthing for Lent. She is firm in this. Until Mayor Heather Stanley comes to her for help finding out who is stalking and threatening her. Heather had been silent about it and, when the time comes to attend a Board meeting, she is too upset to go and asks her finance director to take her place. Opal agrees and ends up wearing Heather's coat and driving her car. When Opal later dies from a tragic fall, wearing Heather ...more
Shannan Harper
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In books 1 and 2, Sister Lou ends up investigating the murders because someone she knows is connected in some way. Not the case in book 3. Sister Lou, during the Lenten season is asked to investigate the murder of Opal Lorrie, director of finance by Mayor Heather Stanley. Opal is murdered after attending a meeting that she was asked to attend in place of Mayor Stanley. Not only is someone worried that someone is out to kill the mayor, the mayor is receiving threatening letters to her office thre ...more
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Sister Lou is back with another mystery. In this story, the mayor is receiving threatening letters. Her campaign for re-election will soon be announced and someone doesn't want the mayor to be re-elected. After the director of finance, Opal, falls to her death, the mayor decides to seek out help. She doesn't want the local law enforcement or the public to know about the mysterious, threatening letters, so she turns to Sister Lou for help.
I liked it. It was a good mystery. It was nice to see Shar
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
I have really been looking forward to reading ALIBIS & ANGELS. I knew if it was half as good the first two books in the series, it was going to be wonderful. Well, it’s twice as good!

Author Olivia Matthews has once again given mystery readers an entertaining, well written whodunit where mystery and mayhem are in abundance. This was really a tricky one. I didn’t come close to guessing the who or the why. But I didn’t put it down until I found out. When I did . . . wow.

Sister Lou is truly one
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd installment in the Sister Lou mystery series. The mayor (Heather Stanley) has been receiving threatening letters as she is getting ready to start her re-election campaign. Opal the Mayor’s director of Finance falls to her death and local law enforcement think it was just an accident. Heather does not think it was an accident as Opal was driving her car and wearing her coat. She reaches out for help and Sister Lou cannot say no. With the help of Chris her nephew and reporter Shari ...more
Lori Bonkoski
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series because it takes religion seriously, but doesn't cram it down your throat! The writing is good and the plot is excellent. Sister Lou is called in when the Mayor begins to get threatening letters. Shari, Chris, Sister Lou, Heather (mayor) and Diego (Shari's boss) all work together to solve this mystery. Things escalate, and we find the Mayor staying at the Mother House and being driven to and from work by Diego. Things come to a head and the police are finally involved, which l ...more
Jennifer Copeland
I enjoyed reading Alibis & Angels by Olivia Matthews. This is the 3rd book in her popular Sister Lou series. I am not a mystery reader by choice but I am loving this series. Sister Lou takes us on another mystery that needs to be solved. Alibis & Angels kept me guessing through the whole book! When I thought I had figured it out, I was wrong. I enjoyed this book so much that I couldn't put it down until I finished reading Alibis & Angels! Olivia Matthews didn't disappoint at all with ...more
Kathleen Gray
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heather Stanley may not be the nicest person around but she's the mayor of Briar Coast. AND, she doesn't deserve to be murdered. Unfortunately, her chief of Finance, Opal is killed and that sets off the hunt for who is targeting her. Sister Lou, along with her nephew Chris and friend Shari, hide Heather so that they can investigate. This is a nice cozy series, with good characters (especially Sister Lou) and a nice setting (although there have been a lot of murders in this small town!). Thanks t ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and the author, for an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review.
This is the 3rd book in A Sister Lou Mystery Series, and I have been lucky to have read them all.
As I have stated before, I love this series because of the location, characters and the relationships/friendships that are developing between the 3 main characters.
I enjoyed trying to solve the mystery and I can’t wait to read the next book in the the series.
I highly recommend this book to
Cynthia Taylor
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, wouldn’t you know that Sister Louise has been called on again! Her compassion, wit, insight and keen eye are definitely needed to not only solve this horrendous crime but to also save a life and career! Shari and Chris’s continued journey is wholesome and intriguing. If you are looking for a suspenseful, funny, intriguing, thought provoking and challenging read - this is it! Once you start reading, you will not STOP!

I was given a copy of this book to give my objective review.
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While the plot and character development was OK, the author's constant habit of putting in too many "color" details sometimes whole paragraphs - "the scent of peppermint" the "vibrant emerald green pantsuit" "her ivory polyester skirt" "powder blue-cushioned seat" was annoying. It was as if a student had been told by their teacher to include more descriptive adjectives - and the student interpreted that to mean in EVERY sentence.
reader 1085
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very enjoyable read. sister lou and her friends are lovely real life characters, people you would like in your corner. i didn't guess the culprit, was torn between a few of them. they all looked good for the part. i was given a free ARC by the author . my review is freely and honestly given
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining Cozy Mystery where political battles in a small town turn ugly as one start member is killed and the Mayor starts getting serious threats. A team of mystery slueths, consisting of a Nun a newspaper reported and a few others work to track down the clupret.
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well written cozy with fun, likeable protagonist!
Theresa Phillips
I enjoyed this third book in the series but was a little disappointed that I guessed the culprit to early in the story.
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found this newest edition to the Sister Lou mysteries very dull. Most likely it will be the last of this series that I will read.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable cozy mystery featuring Sister Lou. The characters in this series are believable and engaging.

I guessed the culprit very early even though there was a red herring or two.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My first Sister Lou, and she was interesting. But there were a lot of repetitive words - faux leather this, and faux leather that... And I thought Sister Marianna was pretty annoying!
T Olsen
A fairly standard cozy mystery with very good characters, but very slow pace. There is very little happening and very little suspense.
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