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Monday, March 18, 2013

A Great Day for the Deadly by Jane Haddam

A Great Day for the Deadly originally published in 1992 and republished as an e-book by Open Road Media.

I've read one other book featuring Gregor Demarkian, a rather unusual protagonist.  In this novel, he has retired from the FBI, but still engages in certain cases that either catch his interest or which he is asked to pursue by someone he knows and respects.

When a young postulant is murdered, the Archbishop of Colchester, John Cardinal O'Bannion requests Demarkian's aid in solving the murder.  Of course, one murder then turns into two, and Demarkian must figure out who would want to kill both a young nun and a banker.  What connection could there be?  And will there be another murder?

Mystery.  originally publ.  1992, republ. March 5, 2013.


  1. I've never read any of these mysteries, Jenny. I'll have to see whether I might have one tucked away on the shelves waiting to be read. I have quite a few older mysteries I've picked up along the way but never gotten around to reading :-/.

  2. Teresa - I'm not really sure what I think about Demarkian, the ex-FBI agent, but this was kind of appropriate for for St. Paddy's day as the town is preparing with lots of shamrocks. :)

  3. I love Gregor and his Armenian neighborhood and especially all the food.