Then There Were Nun

Nun of Your Business Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (224 ratings)

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My name is Sister Trixie Lavender, and I'm an occasionally possessed excommunicated nun. Okay, that's a lot to swallow at once. But it's true - I was booted from the convent after doing something unspeakable. Something I had no control over. Something that lives inside me to this day, exploding out like that chest-burster in Alien when I least suspect it.  

But I have help. My amazing friend Coop - the demon who saved me from an ugly end - remains by my side, loyal and true. She was Hell's best tattoo artist back in the day, and together with my designs, we're opening Inkerbelle's Tattoos and Piercings, right in the heart of Portland's most darling district, Cobbler Cove.  

Of course, our bid to fit in would be a little less rocky if I could help Coop assimilate with humans, keep a lid on our sassy talking owl, Livingston...oh, and if someone hadn't killed our landlord on day one - in our shop.  

This mystery-loving, bumbling ex-nun and her trusty demon sidekick are on the case! If I don't bumble my way right into my own demise first....

©2018 Dakota Cassidy (P)2018 Tantor

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Loved it!!!

If you love Dakota Cassidy's 'Witchless in Seattle' and/or 'Lemon Layne' series (witch I do [see what I did there? 'Cause I know it's spelled 'which' but you know... 'Witchless'... witch... sigh.. never mind]), then you will also love her new 'Nun of Your Business' series. I won't summarize the plot (because there's a summary right up there, lazy bones!), but I will say that it was fun and funny, the characters were engaging, and Hollie Jackson performs it beautifully, giving each character a distinct voice and personality. She really has a knack for Dakota Cassidy's snappy, sassy, comic timing. My only complaint is that books 2 and 3 aren't yet on Audible! I know, I know. Patience. Sigh. (Patience is NOT a virtue - it's a torture.)

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Hollie Jackson rules

Loved that Hollie Johnson reads the novel. This novel follows where Good Witch Hunting left off. it follows the ex- nun and her demon to a new town. I was so sad that they left town, but they find a place of their own in Then there were Nun. References to Witchless tie the story into the Witchless in Seattle universe but the characters have an opportunity to come into their own.
I love that the Coop (the demon) seems to struggle with the social issues. Her inability to read ques, sarcasm or facial expressions makes her character fascinating.

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light wieght fun

I enjoyed the listening, I found it easy to listen to while I was doing chores and sorting papers. I practically enjoyed the juxtaposition of the main characters and I will listen to more stories..

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A demon and the ex-nun!

Great and fun characters in this cozy murder mystery novel. love the idea of the main characters seeking out belonging community and it's located in my wonderful city Portland, Oregon. Thank you both for an enjoyable listen and story. Holly you are becoming one of my favorites.

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redeemed by the last part

The first part was slow and on the trite side. it picked up at the end.

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Who cloned the Nun?

First, I’ll say that I read the whole Witchless in Seattle series, and really enjoyed it; Stevie is the protagonist, and meets Trixie and Coop in Good Witch Hunting (book 7). So, Then There Were Nun is a spinoff. Well, as spinoffs go, it’s pretty lame. The best thing i can say is that Hollie Jackson does a fine job with narration, as always. But the author really just called it in on this one. In Good Witch, Trixie and Coop find their dead landlord in the back of their shop, are questioned by police, and decide to investigate themselves. In this book, they find a dead landlord in the back of their shop, are questioned by police, and decide to investigate themselves. In Good Witch, Stevie does the main investigating, and involves Trixie and Coop. In this book, Trixie does the investigation and talks constantly about Stevie. She says she learned so much from Stevie, thinks about how Stevie would approach it, talks about how Stevie was her mentor, etc. Honestly, she knew Stevie for maybe a couple weeks before she and Coop moved to Portland, so it’s very odd that she talks like she knew her for years. And the author barely tries to create a new character. Trixie sounds just like Stevie, has her same mannerisms and wisecracks, and even does the same action of deciding to investigate a murder even though she’s not a cop. At least Stevie had a dead spy in her head as a reason she investigates. In short, this book is just a bad knock off of the Good Witch book, which i did enjoy. I’m not going further in the Nun series. I might try one of Cassidy’s other series, and wait for another Stevie book.

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another fun series from this author.

I like this book and hope to see more of this series on audio books.

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I couldn't get past the first couple chapters

main character a demon as a human? Very unbelievable and not a cozy mystery premise.

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Anxious reader

I liked the story and the characters. but was unhappy with the fact that there was no way to get the next book in the series. Is there any way of getting it?

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Enjoyable cozy with a unique storyline

I enjoyed the book and the audio. I didn't realize it was a spin-off from another series but I was able to enjoy without the background. I think folks who have read the other series would "get" the references and backstory. I enjoyed the ex nun aspect. It was unique. Side characters are quirky. The way the sense of community is tied into the storyline meshed well. This was a light, clean mystery that introduces you to the characters and setting. It had humor and an original approach. The narrator did a good job. The pace was good. The voices we're good. The only con I have is that the ebook ended at 80%. The remainder is a teaser from another series.