The Shadow of Death Book Review

Just the Facts

Book Title: The Shadow of Death (A Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery) – First in the Series!

Author: Jane Willan

Publisher: Crooked Lanes Books

A Little About the Book

A death, a fire, and a threat by the church hierarchy to thwart their very existence, the sisters of Gwenafwy Abbey are facing more challenges than they know how to deal with. But the spunky sister Agatha isn’t going to let her way of life be destroyed without a fight. Along with her good friend Father Selwyn, Sister Agatha sets out to get to the bottom of things before life as they know it changes forever.

Stuff You Should Know

Sub-Themes:
scenic Wales, religious orders, small business (cheese making)

First in the Series: 
This is the first in a new series, so you can pick it up and you’re not going to be missing out on any backstory.

Marie’s Thoughts

I enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, entertaining, and added an element of humor throughout the pages. The nuns of Gwenaffay were all interesting and complex characters with lots of room to grow in future installments. I’m looking forward to seeing where Jane Willan takes this series in future books!

What do you think about crime fighting nuns?

Will you be checking out Sister Agatha and her adventures? Let me know in the comments below.

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