Death Dons a Mask
Publication Date: September 4, 2013
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Book 3 of the Francesca Bibbo Series
A masquerade ball! That sounds like the perfect solution for the summer blahs at St. Rita's parish, where the sidewalks are sizzling and the money coffers are dwindling. Who could have predicted that utter chaos would be unleashed? At the event, a handsome seminarian attracts the eye of a voluptuous woman disguised as the angel of death, the unstoppable Francesca Bibbo meets a mysterious wizard - and someone pilfers the cash box. When a body is later discovered in the rectory, Francesca dons a new disguise - detective - and meanders into mayhem and madness as she tries to solve the crime.
Mysterious! Intriguing! Especially enjoyed the sweet heroine. The story was a page-turner. Certainly glad I purchased all three books in the series.
I had no idea this was the third book in a series, and it reads fine on its own. As it turns out, I read the second book, Death of a Liturgist, a few years ago and loved it. I really enjoyed this one, too, and did not have it all figured out despite my best attempts.
Cleverly written all around, with dialogue that held up and characters who had some extra color. The mystery was actually a mystery, and I caught myself trying to stay up to read just one...more...chapter. Though I found the romance bit a bit much, I still recommend it with a smile. See if you don't find a new favorite character when you read it. (Mine is Mo-Mo, hands down.)