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eBook A Matter of Roses (Faith Abbey Mystery Series, Book 1) ePub

by David Manuel

  • ISBN: 0446609889
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: David Manuel
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (July 1, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1908 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1613 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 955

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A MATTER OF ROSES is wonderful stuff-a multidimensional mystery that grips even non-mystery buffs. Following Peter Ellis' Brother Cadfael tradition, the book features as sleuth Brother Bartholomew, a monk at Faith Abbey.

A MATTER OF ROSES is wonderful stuff-a multidimensional mystery that grips even non-mystery buffs. The story opens with Green Beret Mac Curtis'love for Nurse Susan, a love engendered principally by her recognition of the hurt boy beneath Curtis' macho veneer

A Matter of Roses book David Manuel himself is a member of an ecumencial abbey, which lends authenticity to his portrayal of Brother Bartholomew.

A Matter of Roses book. A classic puzzle and character driven mystery, of the king Agatha Christie did so well. First,we meet Mac Curtis. David Manuel himself is a member of an ecumencial abbey, which lends authenticity to his portrayal of Brother Bartholomew. The relationship between Sheriff Dan Burke and his old friend Brother Bartholomew is very well done. The setting of Cape Cod, instead of a big city, was a good choice.

Book in the Faith Abbey Series). As an avid reader of WELL-written mystery stories, this book fulfilled all my expectations

Book in the Faith Abbey Series). A MATTER OF ROSES is wonderful stuff-a multidimensional mystery that grips even non-mystery buffs. The story opens with Green Beret Mac Curtis'love for Nurse Susan, a love engendered principally by her recognition of the hurt boy beneath Curtis' macho veneer. As an avid reader of WELL-written mystery stories, this book fulfilled all my expectations. The characters were developed with such depth and perception, that I felt I knew them.

This book is not a mystery, more of a procedural and even more just an unfolding of events with some flashbacks. They are coauthors of The Light and the Glory and From Sea to Shining Sea.

This book is not a mystery, more of a procedural and even more just an unfolding of events with some flashbacks Читать весь отзыв. Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Библиографические данные. A Matter of Principle: A Faith Abbey Mystery Faith Abbey Mystery Series.

The mystery of faith" and "a mystery of faith" are phrases found in different contexts and with a variety of meanings, either as translations of Greek τὸ μυστήριον τῆς πίστεως (tò mystérion tês písteos).

The mystery of faith" and "a mystery of faith" are phrases found in different contexts and with a variety of meanings, either as translations of Greek τὸ μυστήριον τῆς πίστεως (tò mystérion tês písteos) or Latin mysterium fidei or as independent English phrases. The phrase "the mystery of faith" is given as a translation of the phrase "τὸ μυστήριον τῆς πίστεως" in 1 Timothy 3:9 in two English versions of the Bible: the Wycliffe Bible and the Douay-Rheims Bible

From 638 RUB. When the prominent and much loved scientist Maurice Tomlinson dies of bee stings at a time of year when bees are dormant, many suspect foul play.

From 638 RUB. Soon, Police Chief Dan Burke is on the case with the help of his childhood friend Brother Bartholomew.

Yévhíra was sitting on the hard pallet, looking up at the almost full moon that shone through the small, barred window at the top end of the high, dank, stone wall. It was the fifth night already, and the pitcher of water was long empty. Yévhíra wondered if they had somehow forgotten about her. Usually, they should have brought her to execution within a day or two. As far as she knew, the Empire of Zaralahn didn't bother holding prisoners for a longer period of time. Lying down she smiled at the moon, and said, I will take this as a good sign, Yárrá.

Find nearly any book by David Manuel (page 2). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. A Matter of Time (Faith Abbey Mystery Series, Book 3). by David Manuel. ISBN 9780446612555 (978-0-446-61255-5) Softcover, Grand Central Publishing, 2003.

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Sent to Bermuda by his superiors on a spiritual retreat, Brother Bartholomew of Cape Cod's Faith Abbey stumbles into the dark side of the sunny island where he is pulled into an investigation of drugs, dirty money, and murder. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

When the prominent and much loved scientist Maurice Tomlinson dies of bee stings at a time of year when bees are dormant, many suspect foul play. Soon, Police Chief Dan Burke is on the case with the help of his childhood friend Brother Bartholomew.

Comments

Mr.Savik Mr.Savik
I'm about a third of the way through this novel, and I have been bored witless every single page. I love mysteries, and I love mysteries with a religious background (Cadfael, Frevisse). This has not yet met ONE standard for mystery. So far we've met a variety of characters who have wound up on Cape Cod for a variety of reasons. The first 30 pages of the novel were exposition on the backstory of a number of characters. 30 pages of exposition. On the backstory. I not only don't care about any of the characters, I kind of wish this were a 'Ten Little Indians' where everyone gets done in. I've already imagined fitting endings for each of the flat, un-redeemable characters.

I plan to finish it simply to justify the 3.99$ shipping on the one cent book (which is about ten pennies too many for the story).

September 5, 2016
I've returned to make the following comments:

The book gets worse. Halfway through the book we get the dead body and a handful of suspects. I've been reading a chapter or two a day just to finish the dreadful thing. The writing gets worse. The two-dimensional characters have begun to dwindle to mere single dimension dots on the page.

Brother Bartholomew has been compared, by two different characters, to Cadfael and to Dalgleish. Clearly, the writer, knowing he had failed his genre, wanted to remind his readers that somewhere in the world, good mystery novels and good fictional detecting exist, if not in his own tortured prose.

Brother Bartholomew's detecting abilities have a great deal more in common with Elmer Fudd's rabbit hunting abilities, except that Brother Bartholomew, instead of being vewwy qwiet, talks, too much, especially in the restaurant where, conveniently, his no longer estranged (estranged only in the exposition of backstory which dragged on tediously in the beginning of the novel and whose current relationship is not at all informed by the previous estrangement) mother works.
Honeirsil Honeirsil
Having grown up in Massachusetts, I can appreciate an author like this one who can bring Cape Cod to life. Less than a decade ago, a mystery writer relayed that her publisher had two taboos about the genre: no kids get killed and no animals. This one violates one of these. I think you are apt to identify the culprit well before the authorities do, and there's a rather unsatisfying, over-the-top coda to the book before the arrest occurs. But with the setting and many of the recurring characters so satisfyingly introduced, you will probably enjoy it. I've read the next two entries in the series as well, and they are very much of the same character: a little over-the-top, and especially in the third adventure, not quite enough sleuthing by the central character, a monk in an ecumenical Cape Cod abbey. These books are somewhat better as novels than as mysteries.
Mpapa Mpapa
A great incentive to purchase the remaining three. This is a must read if you like mysteries and don't mind staying up all night to finish.
Thordira Thordira
The town of Eastport has just had its' first murder in 47 years. The most hated man on the island, a developer naturally, Mac Curtis is found dead by Teal Pond. The murder weapon, a custom made knife he used in Vietnam, is missing, and the trouble has only just begun. There are innumerable suspects, from his wife and partners to a local enviromentalist. The Chief of Police needs help he can't get from his own department, his second in command is a raving egomaniac without the intelligence to match his ego. So, the Chief turns to his childhood friend, the monk, Brother Bartholomew, to help him. Brother Bartholomew has problems of his own, from the past and present, but he agrees to help his old friend.
This was a very suspenseful mystery. You never knew the killer's indentity until the author wanted you to know. There was plenty of action in between. A very fast and enjoyable read.
Ceroelyu Ceroelyu
A MATTER OF ROSES is wonderful stuff--a multidimensional mystery that grips even non-mystery buffs. Following Peter Ellis' Brother Cadfael tradition, the book features as sleuth Brother Bartholomew, a monk at Faith Abbey.
The story opens with Green Beret Mac Curtis'love for Nurse Susan, a love engendered principally by her recognition of the hurt boy beneath Curtis' macho veneer. Sue rejects his advances and falls in love with Maurice Thomlinson, a frail, idealistic botanist who health and career are wrecked because of the "witches brew" he was ordered to concoct to defoliate the Vietnamese.
After the war, these three end up on Cape Cod. In an inherited cottage, Susan is nursing Maurice, her invalid husband. Mac Curtis, now married to the dynamic Allison, is planning a real estate development, Teal Pond. Other characters in the seaside town include eccentrics such as a commodore whose cannon the sheriff locks up because of the naval officer's inappropriate firings and a failed writer turned recluse and radical ecologist.
Mac Curis contrives a rose contest and a party to obtain backers for Teal Pond. When Sue again rejects him, Curtis drinks, turns ugly, then frightens his guests with a vicious description of how to gut a person with a kinfe. His indiscretion costs him financial backing for Teal Pond, and the project flops. Never the nice guy, Mac Curtis' partners, Tobin and Cal, are stunned to learn that although they are ruined, Curtis is not. Through a slight of hand involving fine print in the contract his partners signed, Mac Curtis has protected himself at their expense.
When Curtis turns up dead in a marsh, no one is sorry, and everyone is suspect. When his wife, Allison, is also murdered, the town becomes frantic. The sheriff informally enlists Brother Barholomew in the investigation, a welcome distraction for the monk torn between his vows of celibacy and the sudden reappearance of a lost love. The superbly crafted plot keeps the reader on edge right up to its explosive climax and poetic denouement.
What makes A MATTER OF ROSES much better than an ordinary mystery is the way Manuel describes the settings--the coffee shop, the dunes, the abbey's Fourth of July celebration--and the characters' battles. Brother Bartholomew struggles with his soul; the sheriff fends off a coup in the police department. Tobin deals with his disturbing marriage, Cal's wife with sudden loss and alcholism. The reader becomes involved with these conficts as well as with Brother Bartholomew and the sheriff's quest for the killer. A MATTER OF ROSES is that rare find--a wonderful present for almost everyone on your gift list, including yourself. Don't miss it.