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A Nun in the Closet | [Dorothy Gilman]

A Nun in the Closet

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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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1975 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1995 Recorded Books

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    DC 03-31-15
    DC 03-31-15
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    "Fun for the whole family!"
    Which scene was your favorite?

    A man in nun's clothing. What fun.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    reader 06-14-14
    reader 06-14-14
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    "Not nearly as good as Mrs. Pollifax series"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really--I only finished it because I am compulsive about finishing things and wanted to just get it over with.


    What was most disappointing about Dorothy Gilman’s story?

    The characters were stereotypes and the plot was contrived and outdated.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.


    Which character – as performed by Roslyn Alexander – was your favorite?

    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.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Definitely not.


    Any additional comments?

    It was not offensive or unpleasant to listen to, just not very engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cookiesworld Richmond, BC, Canada 06-09-13
    Cookiesworld Richmond, BC, Canada 06-09-13
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    "Interesting Characters"

    Like the Mrs. Pollifax series, Dorothy Gilman has come up with a cast of interesting characters, specifically Sister John and Sister Hyacinth, who are the centrepiece of the story. It is a classic 'fish out of water' story; in this case the two nuns come out of cloister after many years. The world they remembered no longer exists and the country has been dealing with the upheaval of the 1960s. The main characters are charming and the story has the gentle humour I've come to expect from Gilman. Unfortunately, the story reads as very dated, and the mystery is not complex enough to sustain the novel. For all that it was a charming and enjoyable story.

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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-12
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-12 Member Since 2011

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    "Think Lucy and Ethel"

    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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    Ellen Anthony Wyoming 12-10-12
    Ellen Anthony Wyoming 12-10-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Excellent story by the author of Mrs. Pollifax"

    This is a stand-alone book by the author of Mrs. Pollifax and a fairly intricate mystery. Lots of fun. Set in the 1960s.

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