Veiled Threat: A Falcone & Driscoll Investigation

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Midnight Ink, 2013 - Fiction - 277 pages
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It's private investigator Giulia Falcone's second Christmas since leaving the convent. She's happy to be spending it with Frank Driscoll, even if his switching from boss to boyfriend and back again is giving her whiplash. But Giulia's holiday is darkened with disturbing news from her friends Anya and Laurel--their adopted baby girl has been kidnapped. When she learns that two kidnappings in nearby communities, both involving same-sex couples, ended with devastating fatalities, Giulia is more determined than ever to return the infant girl to her mothers. With Frank reluctantly backing her and the understaffed police offering little assistance, Giulia goes undercover to snare the kidnappers before they can do further harm.


"The blossoming romance between Frank and the innocent Giulia--as well as the ongoing process of Giulia finding her way in the world after living years in the convent (she uses Cosmopolitan to learn about men)--provides character-based appeal for this fast-paced, satisfying mystery."--Booklist

"Absorbing. Loweecey nicely balances humor built around Giulia's re-entry into the world and her attraction to her boss with her suspenseful efforts to save Laurel and Anya's baby."--Publishers Weekly

"A former nun herself, Loweecey infuses her complex heroine with all the knowledge and courage it takes to switch from the convent to crime fighting and pairs a solid mystery with a budding romance." --Kirkus Reviews

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User Review  - BookDivasReads - LibraryThing

Giulia Falcone is an ex-nun, ex-schoolteacher, ex-barista and novice private investigator at Driscoll Investigations. Estranged from her family after leaving the convent, she's built a life for ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A former nun and a private investigator scramble to find a kidnapped baby.Giulia Falcone used to be a nun. Now she's working her way into a business partnership and romantic relationship with Frank ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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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