Saturday 15 February 2020

See No Evil - Fiorella De Maria - Father Gabriel Mysteries Book 3

See No Evil
Father Gabriel Mysteries Book 3
Fiorella De Maria
Ignatius Press
eISBN 9781642291032

This was the tenth book by Fiorella de Maria I read, and I read nine of them last year in as many weeks. But I have been eagerly anticipating this books, since she mentioned it in an interview last year. I have tracked down and read everything by her under the name Fiorella de Maria. And this is the third book in her only series. Though time frame wise it overlaps at least in part with A Most Dangerous Innocence, which was my introduction to de Maria’s works. I must admit I was expecting to run into Judy Randall on Father Gabriel’s trip to London. But alas it was not to be. But back to this story.

This story continues some time after the second. Father Gabriel, the priest is on lone from his monastery to assist a nearby small-town priest who is recovering from heart surgery. And this time he stumbles into a murder. He is the guest at a manor and one of the other guests if found dead. It is a murder, but someone is muddying the waters with false clues and a dead man that many wanted out of the way for various reasons. Father Gabriel is slowly putting the pieces together, but after he is attacked on a trip to London, he just can seem to get all the pieces to fit together.

In a story with a hidden war massacre, stolen art, Nazi treasure, a socialist. A young piano virtuoso, an Irish maid and more. There are a lot of characters and more than one confession. Some to Father Gabriel, some to the police but most are not honest and sincere. And in this case Father Gabriel is being watched over and guided by his Abbot, and the priest he is assisting, and he will need all the help he can get to unravel this mystery, to protect the innocent, and to bring to justice all those who need it.

This is another intriguing mystery by de Maria set in a small town in England. This book was incredibly addictive and very hard to put down, in fact I read it in 2 sittings over 2 days. An excellent read in a fantastic one of my favorite authors. 

Last year after reading my first story by Fiorella, I picked up the eBooks of all that were available and tracked down the two that were out of print. And all of them have been excellent reads. And this is the best of the Father Gabriel Mysteries. 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan

Books by Fiorella De Maria:
The Cassandra Curse
Father William's Daughter
Poor Banished Children
Do No Harm
We'll Never Tell Them
A Most Dangerous Innocence
I Am Margaret The Play
Father Gabriel Mysteries:
The Sleeping Witness
The Vanishing Woman
See No Evil

Death of a Scholar

Skaters Series:
The Second Skater of the Apocalypse

Robert Southwell – CTS Saints of the Isles

Books as Fiorella Nash:
The Abolition of Woman: How Radical Feminism Is Betraying Women

Author Profile and Interview with Fiorella de Maria.

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