From the author of the classic mysteries starring the irrepressible CIA spy, Mrs. Pollifax, comes a delightfully different mystery with a most unholy twist. Filled with all the hilarious surprises and good old-fashioned suspense that her fans have come to love, A Nun in the Closet is the story of two high-spirited nuns who accidentally stumble into a dangerous plot involving ghosts, gangsters, and Protestants.
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The story of two cloistered nuns checking out an inherited property that comes with a dubious past is a delightful story line. It is a fun and light listen and the character development is engaging. The narrator made it sparkle though, with well-defined, colorful characters and a pleasant and imaginative style. She is one of the really great American narrators. I plan to look into other books she has narrated. Good narration makes all the difference.
I would because I so loved her Ms. Polifax series. The narrator did a solid job but she just didn't have much to work with.
No, it just really fell flat as a novel that accomplished much. No suspense, character development was flat, and the story line wasn't interesting at all.
She does use voices for the different characters but the nuns all sound alike.
Honestly both of the nuns were forgettable characters. So much so I can't remember their names.
It just lacks the remarkable characters that her Ms. Polifax books have. Don't give up on this author, her Polifax series is one of my favorites.
A man in nun's clothing. What fun.
Really liked this book. There is something to be said for a mystery without the sex and language that is usually included. I would not hesitate to share this one with my grandmother. It was funny in places. There is something about nuns trying to figure out life that makes for a good book. I only bought this one based on the Mrs. Pollifax books also by Dorthy Gilman. Mrs. Gilman is missed as she had a way with the worlds that she created. Hope you will enjoy this as much as I did.
Not really--I only finished it because I am compulsive about finishing things and wanted to just get it over with.
The characters were stereotypes and the plot was contrived and outdated. It resembled a mediocre 1970's TV drama. I really like Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax series because the characters are multi-dimensional and dynamic. This book, however, was a disappointment.
No specific one--Rosyln Alexander does a good enough job as narrator--easy enough to tell the characters apart, but they just were not very interesting.
It was not offensive or unpleasant to listen to, just not very engaging.
This is a stand-alone book by the author of Mrs. Pollifax and a fairly intricate mystery. Lots of fun. Set in the 1960s.
Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.
If you're familiar with the old "I Love Lucy" show from the 50's, you'll relate. A group of nuns inherit an old mansion, and two of them go to check it out. It just fell "flat" for me. Much like the Ms. Polifax stories. It's Lucy & Ethel meet the hippies and gangsters. Only listened for about an hour.
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