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A brand new female vicar. An accident-prone nun. Two friends. Two killings.

Annabelle and Mary are best friends. But when one gets framed for murder, can the other one save her?

Assigned to St. Clement's Church in an inner-city borough just outside Hackney in London, Reverend Annabelle Dixon brings an enthusiasm and drive to her clerical position that baffles her mentor, Father John, but which soon gains her fans and admiration.

Annabelle is not your typical vicar, but her strengths prove to serve her, and those around her, very well. When she plans to meet her longtime friend, Sister Mary, a Catholic nun visiting from West Africa, at a local café, little does she know that she will soon find herself embroiled in a mystery of deadly design. Their meeting place is awash with horror, with Sister Mary standing in the middle, shaking, her hand over her mouth and a dead woman at her feet.

Armed only with a note, a disappearing dart, vague hints, and a love of cake, this quick-thinking, quick-footed holy woman must gather the clues, pacify a detective, and find the real perpetrator before both she and her friend wind up in jail. 

Part Sherlock, part Father Dowling, Annabelle is a new kind of detective – one who sees the truth in the most unlikely places. If you love solving puzzles, then this suspense-filled, endearing, cozy mystery is just for you. Enjoy following our amateur sleuth as she careers around London. It will have you guessing until the very end! 

©2015 Alison Golden (P)2017 Alison Golden

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A fun mystery!

What did you love best about Death at the Cafe?

A wonderfully enjoyable entry into the Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery series. Unlike the later works, Reverend Annabelle is located in London and serving as an assistant in a large church. When she goes to meet a childhood friend, Sister Mary (a Catholic Nun) to catch up on old times a murder occurs and, thus, begins a rapid series of events. Thinking about it after listening to the terrific performance by narrator, I realized that it most closely resembles a Hitchcock film, such as, “The 39 Steps” in which an innocent person is dragged into events and suspected of a crime. The story is well paced, the characters wonderfully drawn, and the vocal performance top-notch. The realization of whodunit is my favorite scene as it is logical, but unexpected when the book is first read. I’ve been a fan of the series for a while and when I got the chance to get a free copy of the audio book, I jumped at the chance; to me, the mark of a good book is being able to reread, or listen again, to a work. I am delighted to do a review for the audio book The book certainly manages to be enjoyable, even as I knew what happened. I recommend the book, and audio book, to anyone who enjoys a good whodunit.