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Blood on a Saint

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Blood on a Saint

By Anne Emery

ECW Press, Hardcover, 9781770411227, 322pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2013

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Description
Father Brennan Burke's patience is tested to the limit when a young woman announces to the world that the Virgin Mary has appeared to her in his churchyard, and hordes of pilgrims, souvenir hawkers, and reporters converge on the scene. But, as unwelcome as these guests may be, they pale in comparison to yet another aggravation in Father Burke's life, a controversial talk show host who clashes with Burke the minute he arrives in town.
Events take a darker turn when a body is found at the apparition site, and the talk show host is picked up for the murder. There is enough aggravation to go around, as lawyer Monty Collins learns when he takes on the loud-mouthed TV man as a client. Monty and Brennan both have a stake in uncovering the truth about the murder, and learn disturbing things about the accused and other suspects in the case. Problem is, Monty and Brennan cannot talk to each other about what they find out, because one is bound by solicitor-client confidentiality and the other by the seal of the confessional.


About the Author
Anne Emery is a lawyer and the award-winning author of the Collins-Burke mystery series. The first book of the series, "Sign of the Cross," won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. The fifth book in the series, "Children in the Morning," won a silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards and the 2011 Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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