Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery – Margot Douaihy

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THE SENSATIONAL DEBUT CRIME NOVEL ABOUT A CHAIN-SMOKING, HEAVILY TATTOOED QUEER NUN TURNED AMATEUR DETECTIVE – ‘UNIQUE AND CONFIDENT’, GILLIAN FLYNN

Guardian Best Crime/Thriller Book of 2023
New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and New York Times ‘Best Crime Books of the Year’ 2023
One of Apple’s Best Books of 2023

‘Satisfies right up to the twisty end’ KARIN SLAUGHTER

‘Deliciously insubordinate’ MEGAN ABBOTT

Sister Holiday is more faithful than most, but she’s no saint

When Saint Sebastian’s School becomes the target of a shocking arson spree, the Sisters of the Sublime Blood and their surrounding community are thrust into chaos. Unsatisfied with the authorities’ response, chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun Sister Holiday becomes determined to unveil the mysterious attacker herself.

To solve this high-stakes mystery, Sister Holiday will have to reckon with the sins of her chequered past. Her investigation leads down a twisty path of suspicion and secrets in the sticky, oppressive New Orleans heat, turning her against colleagues, students, and even fellow Sisters along the way.

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‘A badass, brilliant queer nun solving a murder mystery in New Orleans? How could I not fall in love with this book?’ MARA WILSON

‘Skilfully plotted, propulsive, and deeply engaged with the communities it represents’ DON WINSLOW

‘A searing journey through faith, fire and female rage’ ELIZABETH HAND

‘Sister Holiday may be the most original character you’ll come across for quite some time’ CRIMEREADS

‘Burns with the wholehearted energy of faith, love, and transgression’ SOPHIE WARD

‘If you’re not sold by a punk rock nun solving mysteries then can your soul even be saved?’ ELECTRIC LITERATURE

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Weight 0.278 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 19.8 × 2.6 cm
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Paperback

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320

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English

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General – Trade / Code: K