When a priceless Caravaggio mysteriously disappears from a convent in rural Ireland, home to a silent-order of nuns, it seems like the last straw for the little community. With no witnesses and no CCTV footage, the masterpiece is feared lost forever and the nuns, who depend on ticket sales to curious tourists, will have to sell up and leave.
But the indomitable Sister Alice, who heard strange sounds on the night of the theft, persuades Sister Superior to allow her investigate. With the help of the abbey’s computer-savvy librarian, Sister Mary Magdalene, the two nuns swap their habits for short skirts and high heels and set out into the criminal underworld to track down the painting.
As the list of possible suspects – and the body count – rises, the sisterhood sleuths, Alice and Maggie, realize that the nearer they get to the Caravaggio, the more their lives are at risk.
A classic whodunnit, led by Maeve Binchy, one of the world’s favorite authors!