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Christine Bennett Mysteries
Books in series15
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(4.2 based on 70 ratings)
  • 1

    The Good Friday Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macaluso
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (16)

    Christine Bennett has left the cloistered world of nuns for the profane world of New York State, where murder and madness are often linked. At a town meeting, Christine volunteers to investigate a 40-year-old murder case long since closed. Now she'll move heaven and earth to exonerate a pair of retarded savant twins, now senior citizens, of their mother's murder on Good Friday in 1950.

    connie says: "Polite procedural cozy"
    Polite procedural cozy

    Gentle, slow paced and undemanding, this has the feel of a 70s-80s publication rather than the stated 1990-ish date, mostly due to the language around..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 29 2012 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 2

    The Yom Kippur Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When ex-nun Christine Bennett can't get into her friend Mr. Herskovitz's apartment to accompany him to Yom Kippur services, she discovers that he's been murdered. The police arrest someone almost immediately, but Chris isn't ready to end her own investigation.

    Karen says: "Not as good as the first, but still worth it"
    Not as good as the first, but still worth it
    Reviewed on June 12 2013 by Karen (Glen Gardner, NJ, United States)
  • 3

    The Christening Day Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macaluso
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Former nun Christine Bennett is looking forward to the christening of her friend Maddie's baby. But when she goes to the church basement of the town that was flooded out 30 years before, Christine stumbles upon the skeletal remains of a body - the grim result of a 30-year-old murder. Trying to sort out the sordid puzzle from the past, Christine manages to unravel the dark secrets of the once close-knit community, and also reveals a killer who's not afraid to kill again....

    Beatrice says: "It's okay"
    It's okay

    This is an interesting series with a unique heroine. The mystery is well plotted and the characters are interesting. There are some times when Chris..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2013 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 4

    The St. Patrick's Day Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macaluso
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    An off-duty police officer is shot and ex-nun Chris Bennett and her police-detective boyfriend find this motiveless murder puzzling. Praying for a break, Chris pursues a killer along strange paths: a pilgrimage that takes her from a suburban convent to a Brooklyn fruit market, and deep into the sacrosanct world of the NYPD - and ultimately back to the deadly place where it all began.

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  • 7

    The Passover Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macaluso
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Until someone killed her, the only mystery about adorable Iris Grodnik was why she had never married. But for 15 years, her strange disappearance and murder during a Passover Seder has remained a troubling piece of family history. So when Iris's relatives ask ex-nun Chris Bennett - now the wife of a New York City cop - to make one last attempt to learn the truth, she reluctantly consents. Iris's old friends and suitors have scattered, and Chris soon suspects that some of the relatives are not telling her all they know about Iris's life and death.

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  • 8

    The Valentine's Day Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macaluso
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    What really happened that tragic Valentine's night on Lake Erie? No one knows. Three old buddies - reckless Matty, successful Clark, clever Val - decided to cap Val's birthday celebration with a stroll across the frozen lake. They never returned. Matty's scarf was found snagged on broken ice. After the thaw, only the bodies of Clark and Matty are recovered - the latter with a bullet in it. Val remains missing, now a murder suspect. His desperate wife pleads with ex-nun investigator Christine Bennett to find him and prove his innocence.

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  • 9

    The New Year's Eve Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    On December 30, Susan Stark was dropped off in front of her parents' house. She hasn't been heard from since. Not a good scenario, especially in New York. Former nun (now crime investigator) Christine Bennett fears the worst. Armed with only a few phone numbers and a photo of Susan, she steps into the missing girl's life - and meets a Susan that neither her parents nor her boyfriend knew existed…

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  • 10

    The Labor Day Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Island old-timers are stunned by the shooting death of Blue Harbor's popular fire chief, followed by the mysterious torching of his house. Rumors soon begin to flare up about the chief's rumored affairs with a vacationing lady lawyer and a girl half his age. But when former nun (now sleuth) Christine Bennett and her police detective husband start asking questions, a thick fog of evasiveness closes in. For this is not the first fire to scorch Blue Harbor.

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  • 11

    The Father's Day Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Every year, the Morris Avenue Boys - chums since childhood - gather for a Father's Day reunion dinner. Now late in middle age, these men can bask in the rewards of honest success. So which of them seizes the opportunity that fateful evening to pull out an ice pick and stab to death the group's most celebrated member, novelist Arthur Wein? As investigator (and former nun) Christine Bennett peels back the layers of the past, 40 years' worth of secrets emerge from the shadows....

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  • 12

    The Mother's Day Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Investigator (and former nun) Christine Bennett is appalled when a young woman claims to be the natural daughter of Sister Joseph, beloved Superior at St. Stephen's and Chris's dearest friend. But after the girl is murdered, all the evidence leads the police to believe she was telling the truth - and that Sister Joseph is the prime suspect. Can evidence ever lie? Chris prays that it can. But it seems only a miracle can save Sister Joseph from a life behind bars....

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  • 13

    The April Fools' Day Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    For his favorite charity, the high school drama club, Willard Platt fakes his own murder as an April Fool stunt. But the repeat performance later that day is the real thing. And some, including the next-door neighbor, say he deserved it. Investigator (and ex-nun) Christine Bennett is haunted by the sad state of Willard's survivors. His widow roams the road at night. His son has a troubled marriage and bizarre secret life. Behind this suburban family's respectable facade, violent passions are seething.

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  • 14

    The Happy Birthday Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Suburban sleuth Christine Bennett is moved and intrigued by two poignant mementos treasured by her late Aunt May. The first is a sad little note mourning the death of a young man lost in a Connecticut wood; the other, an obituary honoring a wealthy local manufacturer who committed suicide just after his splendid 50th birthday celebration. Why did her aunt never mention these virtually simultaneous tragedies? Chris’ investigative instincts are irresistibly whetted - especially by the bizarre discovery that the victims, though strangers, were found wearing each other’s sneakers.

    Amazon Customer says: "BORING!!"
    BORING!!

    I thought this might be a cozy mystery, but the narrater spoke in a monotone and it became very distracting.

    Reviewed on July 02 2013 by Amazon Customer (JOHNSON CITY, TN, United States)
  • 15

    The Bar Mitzvah Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    For suburban sleuth Christine Bennett, the chance to visit the Holy Land is a dream come true. Her best friend Melanie Gross will be in Jerusalem at the same time for the Bar Mitzvah of her very wealthy cousin. Although he’s long past the customary age of 13, Gabe is planning a lavish party and is flying family and friends over from the States to celebrate. Not accustomed to traveling, Christine is thrilled to have Melanie along to share the experience.

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  • 16

    The Silver Anniversary Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    A phone call warning Christine Bennett that a body will be found is traced to the apartment of an attractive couple about to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.... Listen to The Silver Anniversary Murder to find out more!

    Linda says: "GREAT BOOK"
    GREAT BOOK

    WONDERFUL CHARACTERS AND LOTS OF MYSTERY. WELL WORTH THE CREDIT. YOU WILL ENJOY THIS BOOK .

    Reviewed on May 31 2013 by Linda (Burlington, KS, United States)
  • 17

    The Cinco de Mayo Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Lee Harris
    • Narrated By Dee Macalouso
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When Christine Bennett is invited on a sightseeing trip to Arizona, she jumps at the chance for a little adventure. But the excursion reminds her of a former high school classmate, Heinz Gruner, who died 20 years earlier on Cinco de Mayo while hiking Picacho Peak near Tucson. Chris decides to contact Heinz’s mother, who has been wondering all these years how her beloved son, an experienced hiker, plunged to his death. Her one wish is to find out the truth-whether it was an accident, as the police report claimed, or murder.

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