Back in the Habit

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, Feb 8, 2012 - Fiction - 312 pages
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It’s been over a year since Giulia Falcone fled the convent, and her new case is the stuff of nightmares: she’s going back. Giulia’s former Superior General has hired Driscoll Investigations to confirm that the sudden death of Sister Bridget, a troubled young Novice, was a suicide in order to squelch a lawsuit. Did something drive Sister Bridget to desperation? Or was she murdered? Gathering every ounce of courage to confront her past, Giulia dons the dreaded habit—putting a serious damper on her budding romance with her boss, Frank—and returns to the Motherhouse to investigate. What she uncovers is less than holy . . .


"The novel boasts a complex heroine and a story that draws the reader into the world of the sisterhood."—Booklist

"An entertaining second mystery."—Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - Dnaej - LibraryThing

I received this book as a Goodreads First Reads. This review is more like 2.5 stars. I love the idea of the book, an undercover investigation in a convent, but it didn't quite pique my interest as ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A former nun reenters the convent to investigate a suicide.Sister Fabian, the Superior General of the Sisters of St. Francis, reluctantly appeals to former nun Giulia Falcone, now employed as a ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Alice Loweecey is a former nun who went from the convent to playing hookers on stage to accepting her husband's marriage proposal on the second date. A regular contributor to, she is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She is the author of Force of Habit and Back in the Habit. The author lives with her family in Amherst, N.Y. Visit her online at:

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