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Cecilian Vespers (2009)

by Anne Emery(Favorite Author)
3.26 of 5 Votes: 3
1550228617 (ISBN13: 9781550228618)
ECW Press
Monty Collins Mystery
review 1: This was a book I checked out of the library electronically (to my ebook--it's a great service) on a whim because it's set in Halifax, a city I know next to nothing about.It surrounds a priest who is teaching a music course to Catholics from Canada, America, the UK and Europe, and an associated murder mystery with suspects among the attendees.This is a "light" murder mystery with plenty of humor and sarcasm, particularly poking fun at both the liberal and conservative aspects of the church. I learned a few things too, which is always great.On balance, this book isn't an eternal classic, but it's a fun read especially curled up in the cold of winter with a hot or strong drink.
review 2: Father Burke is running a schola (or school) for adults interested in tradit
... moreional church music in Halifax, NS, when a controversial priest who is attending is found murdered. Only a few of the attendees lack alibis, and Burke and his best friend, lawyer Montague Collins, decide to help the police by interviewing the suspects, and--eventually--taking a trip to Italy. There's a lot about church music and church politics, but Emery keeps the discussions interesting. less
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Liked the story and characters.Who was the father?
Alright read! I'll have more thoughts later!
A somewhat light but entertaining book
Not my favorite
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