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- DescriptionJust when you thought it was safe to go back to church ... Thwarted in her desire to live in San Francisco, an ambitious woman decides to make a splash in bucolic Santa Marta. She needs allies in fighting a planned rehab center near her posh new home, and, egged on by a status-hungry friend, finds them at St. Francis Church, pastored and loved by Father Dismas Shaunessey. The lovely newcomer quickly establishes herself in the parish, with its hallowed traditions, and begins creating havoc. She underestimates, however, the deep emotional currents in the parish. As a result of her arrogance and despite Father Dismas's best efforts, events spin out of control. Without the camouflage of comforting traditions, parishioners must face their own demons, and some aren't equal to the task. Murder transforms the parish into a bleak war zone, but with a mixture of Irish intuition and spiritual insight Father Dismas unmasks the face of evil.
- Author BiographyPatricia Doherty has been writing sporadically since her childhood in Washington, D.C. In 1966, however, her husband Tony gave her a copy of James Agee's masterpiece, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which awakened a desire to write seriously. Eleven years later Pat slammed a mystery story shut in despair, declaring she could write better herself. Her husband challenged her to do it. The result was The Face of Evil, the first novel in the Dismas Shaunessey mystery series, which continues with The Sins of Moffat Square and Of Murder and Marigolds. Visitations of Grace, her collection of short stories based on minor characters in the Gospels, has received critical praise. She's also collaborated with Olympic pole vaulting champion Don Bragg on A Chance to Dare: The Don Bragg Story, his memoirs, as well as Kamp Olympik, an account of his summer camp for disadvantaged inner-city kids. In addition to interviews and feature articles for an opera newsletter, she's written compact disc liner notes, a novella, poetry, and children's stories. When her composer husband received a commission from the Contra Costa Children's Chorus for a major piece for its 30th anniversary season, Pat provided the text My Voice, which is her favorite work.
- Author(s)Patricia Doherty
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication13/09/2008
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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