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EMERY, Anne. Cecilian Vespers : A mystery. (Toronto) : ECW Press, (2009). First Printing. Pp. (6),3-302,(4). 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Anne Emery (b. Halifax, Nova Scotia). The Nova Scotian author's fourth mystery novel, once again set in Halifax. "Lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins is used to defending murderers, and occasionally investigating murders himself. But he can't round up the usual suspects this time. He's never come up against anything like the case of Reinhold Schellenberg. The blood-drenched body of Schellenberg, a world-renowned German theologian, has been found on the altar of an old church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during Vespers on Saint Cecilia's day. The man has nearly been decapitated. The controversial priest, once a top insider in the Vatican, was known to provoke strong feelings in Catholics of all ideological stripes. Now those feelings have overflowed with horrifying results. At least Monty knows where to look for clues. His friend Father Brennan Burke has just opened a choir school for priests, monks, nuns, and other Catholics devoted to the glorious music of theChurch's past. Students have come from all over the world. So Monty has be fore him an international cast of suspects, including a flamboyant Sicilianpriest who left the Vatican under a cloud of suspicion; an eccentric Engli sh monk who has penned scathing attacks on Schellenberg's actions during the Second Vatican Council; a disgruntled American ex-priest who can't quite let go; a church lady with a history of violenc; a Vatican enforcer; and, most perplexing of all, a police officer of the former East Berlin. The caselifts the lid on fascinating episodes of Church history, thwarted ambition s, old grudges, and long-simmering disputes." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 15.00
Title: Cecilian Vespers : A mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: ECW Press, Toronto, 2009, ISBN:9781550228618:
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