Murder at the Monks' Table

Murder at the Monks Table Sister Mary Helen is in luck depending on how you look at it She and Sister Eileen are in Ireland to attend the weeklong Oyster Festival in the little village of Ballyclarin They make their first sto

  • Title: Murder at the Monks' Table
  • Author: Carol Anne O'Marie
  • ISBN: 9780312357672
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sister Mary Helen is in luck, depending on how you look at it She and Sister Eileen are in Ireland to attend the weeklong Oyster Festival in the little village of Ballyclarin They make their first stop at a central oasis of food and drink called the Monks Table Mary Helen overhears a woman saying to the man with her, I am surprised someone hasn t killed you already Sister Mary Helen is in luck, depending on how you look at it She and Sister Eileen are in Ireland to attend the weeklong Oyster Festival in the little village of Ballyclarin They make their first stop at a central oasis of food and drink called the Monks Table Mary Helen overhears a woman saying to the man with her, I am surprised someone hasn t killed you already But Eileen assures her that it s only a way of speaking, and Mary Helen is relieved until the next night, when she finds the same man in the pub s ladies room, murdered.Mary Helen s reputation for sleuthing follows her across the Atlantic, and the Irish police warn her not to get involved She has every intention of leaving this case in the hands of the authorities, but sometimes Fate will just not listen to reason.Fans of this delightful nun, a detective in spite of herself, will be certain to enjoy accompanying her on this latest trip, the eleventh entry in this continuingly popular series.

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    1. A cute cozy mystery set in Ireland, with two vacationing American nuns helping to solve the mystery. Even though this book is in the middle of this series, I had no problem following the story. A light, enjoyable read.

    2. This is the first Sister Carol Anne O'Marie's mystery series I've read. The Sister Mary Helen mysteries is one I will be sure to read more as I found it delightful. This one was set in Ireland and Sister Mary Helen and her friend, Sister Eileen found themselves in the middle of who killed an obnoxious man. I was able to figure out who the murderer was and the clues that led to my discovery were subtle. We have humor and suspense to make reading this a pleasure.

    3. A fun, cozy mystery investigated by two nuns vacationing in Ireland. Trust me to be the one to discover a series by reading the last book 1st. :-) Ah well, I am joyed what I read, and I plan to read the rest of the books from the series, starting at the beginning. They don't seem to matter which order you read them.

    4. Sister Mary Helen could use a break and welcomes the chance to visit her friend Sister Eileen who has been in Ireland for quite some time. The two plan a nice quiet time attending the week-long Oyster Festival in the tiny village of Ballyclarin. But things are never really quiet when Sister Mary Helen is around and soon she stumbles across a dead body. Sister Mary Helen knows a thing or two about murder and can't help investigating this one (with Sister Eileen's help of course). But even she wil [...]

    5. My first time reading a Sister Mary Helen book but, it won't be the last. In this story Sister Mary Helen and Sister Eileen travel to Ireland, for the annual Oyster Festival. The two elderly nuns are on holiday but it quickly becomes a "working" holiday for the sleuths after two people get assaulted and one person is murdered. Beautiful descriptions of the scenery and characters made this a great read. And the old nuns are quite entertaining!

    6. Sister Carol Anne O’Marie takes Sister Mary Helen on the road. Ballyclarin, Ireland, "Home of the Oyster Festival," is the destination. Coupled with a mysterious murder the setting provides lots of Irish color. This cozy allowed Mary Helen to show her knowledge of police procedure is not confined to the Tenderloin district.And may you be in heavenHalf an hour before the devil knows you’re dead. ~ Irish BlessingSister Carol Anne O’Marie died from Parkinson's disease on May 27, 2009.

    7. This last Sister Mary Helen book is among my favorites in the series. The setting is completely new yet SMH still manages to find a dead body. New, interesting characters play vital roles, but Sister Eileen is back to the forefront in her native country. I'm sad that there are no more, but even sadder that Sister Carol Anne is no longer around to add to the catalog. She must be smiling down on all her readers. Job well done, Sister!

    8. I was looking for an uncomplicated mystery read to enjoy over summer. That is what I found. I will read others by the same author.This is the last book by Sister Carol Anne and I may have enjoyed it more if I had begun at the beginning of the series.The story and the characters were enjoyable. Well described. I could picture them clearly in my mind. I wish the ending had been a bit more dramatic.

    9. This is the last book by this author and I am sad. Her books were adorable. They were not great works of literature - they were sweet little cozy mysteries that made you smile. I liked them.The author has passed and with her, her wonderful characters who are now alive only in the pages of her books.

    10. Sister Mary Helen travels to Ireland. She seems unable to stay away from murder. This is my first Sister Mary Helen cozy. I liked it. Being in Ireland was a nice little get away. Though I would read a couple more in the series before rating this series higher. This was a good read a nice cozy.

    11. Another cozy from Sr. Carol Anne O'Marie. This one takes place in Ireland and in addition to being a quick, entertaining cozy, I learned quite a bit about Ireland that I didn't know. Sister Mary Helen mysteries are always good fun.

    12. Who knew a Nun could write such a good mystery! A trip to Ireland for some R & R turns into a murder mystery and Sister Mary Helen does her best to stay out of it such luck!A very good story with a few laughs

    13. A good light weight mystery. Nothing too sinister and with just enough clues for the reader to be fairly sure who the villian is, but not so sure that you won't keep reader to make sure you are correct.

    14. Sister Mary Helen from a convent in San Francisco, CA is visiting in the Oyster Festival in Ireland with a fellow sister, Sister Eileen. Balancing American views of Ireland with exploring the whirl of small village life, they find murder in the festivities. A little slow but not a bad pace.

    15. I enjoy reading cozy mysteries who sleuths are clergy, but what a wonderful twist using nuns as the heroines. Delightful story set in a lovely country. I want to read more of Sister Carol Anne O' Marie's books.

    16. After reading more serious kind of books and long ones I wanted a break. So Carol Anne O'Marie's Murder at the Monks Table fit the bill. Sisters Eileen and Mary Helen are on vacation in Ireland. Needless to say they get involved in a murder. Loved it. A good fluff book

    17. Decided to try a new author. Just picked a book off the library shelf that was a mystery. Turns out it was a good one. Reminded me of the writings of M.C. Beaton who I really like. I would definitely read another one by this author. A very light mystery.

    18. Charming mystery that takes the main character out of her natural habitat and into a small, beautiful, and gossipy community in Ireland. Great read, easy to pick up and hard to put down.

    19. Sister Mary Helen goes from San Francisco to Ireland! I love these cosies and wish I knew if I had read them all.

    20. A nice, easy read, as all her books are. Not too much religion (unlike Andrew Greeley, who uses his books to proselytize), and interesting characters.

    21. Oops! Somehow, I thought this was the first in a series new to me. It has a couple of ones in the series number, but it isn't first. I will be reading more of these.

    22. It was ok.n't think I'd read another by this author though. Didn't keep my interestbut it did take place in Ireland!! :)

    23. Library. (A cozy, set in Ireland. Two American nuns, Mary Helen and Eileen, are visiting from San Franciso.)

    24. A cozy -- relatively thin. But the setting is enjoyable (Ireland) This is the only one of this series I have read. Probably won't read another

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