Books by Veronica Black

A VOW OF ADORATION by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"Strictly for Sister Joan's faithful fans."
A ninth excursion into England's Cornwall, where the tiny Order of the Sisters of Compassion struggles to make ends meet and the Order's Sister Joan keeps getting involved in local police concerns (A Vow of Poverty, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
A VOW OF POVERTY by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1996

"The weakest link to date in this modestly diverting chain."
An eighth round of dire happenings in England's minuscule religious order, the Daughters of Compassion, where plucky Sister Joan is again caught up in a series of calamities and is again acting as aide to Detective Sergeant Alan Mill (A Vow of Fidelity, p. 99, etc.). Read full book review >
A VOW OF FIDELITY by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 1996

"The lean narrative and vivid sense of menace are undermined, in the end, by some clunky plot and contrivances of character, but it's an intriguing puzzle a good part of the way."
Sister Joan, of the tiny Order of the Daughters of Compassion in Cornwall, faces the most personal of her forays into crime- solving (A Vow of Devotion, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
A VOW OF DEVOTION by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 1995

"For readers who like their mayhem easy, quiet, and polite."
The serenity of Cornwall's Convent of the Daughter of Compassion is being threatened by disquieting events that seem to have begun with the arrival of Bernadette Fawkes and Magdalen Cole. Read full book review >
A VOW OF PENANCE by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"The identity of the murderer may be no surprise to seasoned mystery hands, but this popular series offers peaceful convent decorum, with a giddy streak of gore and a likeable sleuth."
The latest sleuthing adventures of bouncy young Sister Joan, a nun in a Cornwall convent. Read full book review >
A VOW OF OBEDIENCE by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 22, 1994

"A labored plot short on solid underpinning deflates the menace, but Sister Joan's admirers will find her new adventure modestly engrossing."
Feisty Sister Joan of the Order of the Daughters of Compassion returns to her convent in Cornwall from summer retreat in Scotland to be greeted by the news that the tiny school where she taught children of local farmers and resident gypsies will be disbanded. Read full book review >
A VOW OF SANCTITY by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1993

"Nicely done craggy, uncomfortable atmosphere for a benign kind of villainy."
Sister Joan, sometime sleuth of the order of the Daughters of Compassion (A Vow of Chastity, etc.), is spending the end of summer in a spiritual retreat in remotest Scotland—a one-person cave high above a loch. Read full book review >
MY NAME IS POLLY WINTER by Veronica Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 1993

"216, etc.)."
A lively ghost story set in a residential area of Liverpool, where Jessica Cameron has rented a room in the comfortable old house of John and Sophy Clare while she researches a project on Victorian-era family life. Read full book review >
A VOW OF CHASTITY by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 1992

"Endless replays of the convent's daily routines and the less- than-credible plot weaken a sporadically interesting story, which lacks the cohesion of the series debut, Vow of Silence."
A second story featuring impulsive, thirtysomething Sister Joan, a nun in the Order of the Daughters of Compassion, who lives in the Order's convent in the Cornwall countryside and teaches a small class of children from local farms and the nearby gypsy community, along with newcomer Samantha Olive, whose writer father has bought an old house in the area. Read full book review >
LAST SEEN WEARING by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 1991

"Passable, but in all a bit bloodless."
This English author of historicals (pseudonymously) and a competent mystery (A Vow of Silence, 1990) now turns to suspense in this sluggish treatment of a usually gripping subject—the abduction of a small child. Read full book review >