Marilyn Thomas has completed two post-doctoral fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, one at Yale and the other at Cambridge University. She has also completed three post-doctoral fellowships at Oxford University. She is the author of Church, City, and Labyrinth in Bronte, Dickens, Hardy, and Butor, Victorian Conscience: F. W. Robertson, The Diary: Sex, Death, and God in the Affairs of a Victorian Cleric, I Sang in My Chains: A Memoir, and My Buddy, a novelette.
Title by Marilyn Thomas
Murder in Black and White
Released: November 2023
“She was poisoned.”
Such is the cryptic note the archbishop receives after the funeral of Mother Rose. The nuns believe she died of natural causes and the archbishop sends Father Andrew Nolan—Andy—to identify the killer and then participate in a cover-up to protect the Church from scandal. Andy succumbs to the assignment only because if he refuses, his request for a dispensation from the priesthood to legally marry Mia (with whom he has been having an illicit affair) will be denied.
How will Father Nolan find a killer whose poison leaves no trace in the human system? How will he guide the nuns in their spirituality when he’s secretly spying for the archbishop?