Nun After the Other by Alice Loweecey – Excerpt and Giveaway

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Nun After the Other by Alice Loweecey
A Giulia Driscoll Mystery Book 5
Henery Press • April 17, 2018

Nuns and murder and ghosts, oh my! Here comes Giulia Driscoll again, and boy, is she in for it this time.

It all starts when a frenzied Chihuahua leads Giulia and Frank Driscoll to the body of a nun in the street near a convent. The nuns fear they’re being harassed by the biggest developer in town and quickly embrace Giulia as their savior.

Of course, the former nun who exposed the drug ring run by a priest and nun will save their home and discover the murderer.

And of course, Giulia not only takes this job, but also all the other jobs clamoring for her attention. The result: Driscoll Investigations is pushed to its limit.

Then Giulia’s brother falls into a coma and she brings his kids to her house. Talk about a crash course in parenting for pregnant Giulia!

Did we mention the convent ghost? She loves the house, hates the nuns, and chain-smokes. Why couldn’t Giulia’s first honest-to-goodness ghost be shy and sweet?

More importantly, does the ghost hate the nuns—or the developer—enough to indulge in a bit of murder to liven up the afterlife?

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At 6:55 am on the first day of school, Giulia’s husband Frank and her niece and nephews were sitting at the kitchen table sipping orange juice. Giulia set plates with English muffins, eggs, and bacon in front of them. Frank slid into the head chair and Giulia set him a plate with twice the amount of food plus a cup of coffee. Instead of his fork, Frank picked up his phone and put it on speaker.

“Mom? I want you to know I never appreciated you enough growing up.”

His mother’s voice said, “I wish I had a tape recorder handy.”

Giulia said from the stove, “I’m the witness.”

Frank’s mother said, “Why the sudden homage from my youngest son at seven o’clock in the morning?”

“Giulia’s niece and nephews are staying with us for a few days. They’re thirteen, twelve, and eleven. In the space of half an hour, starting at six thirty, she has everyone in the house sitting at the table eating a home-cooked breakfast.” He winked at Giulia. “I’m not worthy.”

“You are quite right,” his mother said. “Now hang up and eat your breakfast while it’s hot.”

“Yes, mom.”

Giulia brought her own breakfast to the table. Over the rim of her first allowed pregnancy coffee of the day, she saw three pairs of eyes staring at her and Frank.

“Is there egg in my hair?”

Cecilia said to her brothers in a perfect imitation of mansplaining, “You see? This is how normal families interact.”

About the Author

Alice Loweecey is a baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for her sleuth Giulia Driscoll or inspiring nightmares as her alter-ego Kate Morgan, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year).

Author Links
Twitter: @AliceLoweecey

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