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Nun After The Other (A Giulia Driscoll Mystery) by Alice Loweecey is on virtual book tour and stops at Readeropolis today with a character...

Nun After The Other (A Giulia Driscoll Mystery) by Alice Loweecey is on virtual book tour and stops at Readeropolis today with a character interview. Enjoy!

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What do you feel most passionately about?

Justice! People often don’t know that I used to be a Franciscan nun. One of the driving principles of Franciscans is peace and justice. It’s often run together as a unit, but now that I’m a regular person again, I’ve given up on peace. Some of my clients inspire the opposite of peace. But one thing I can do as a Private Investigator is help clients achieve justice. Even the dead clients. So many ghosts are hanging around this world because they’re seeking justice for a past event.

What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? On your nightstand? In your garbage can?

(Warning to any squeamish folks reading this!) In my fridge right now my usual Italian specialties are being crowded by pumped breast milk and those little 5-hour energy bottles. I never knew the meaning of tired before I had a baby.

My bedroom floor… well… a few dust bunnies. See above re: baby and the meaning of tired.

My nightstand: My phone, a burp cloth, and a Nora Roberts romance. I have a lot of hers to catch up on.

My garbage can: Baby wipes. Diapers, which go straight out into the tote in the garage! Empty 5 Hour Energy bottles. There’s a definite pattern here.

What early event shaped you the most?

Standing on a kitchen chair wearing an apron way too big for me, and “helping” my grandmother cook. We started this tradition when I was about four years old—old enough to understand the dangers of a hot stove. She taught me all her recipes. I think I’m a pretty good cook. My husband texts pictures of the fancier dinners to his brothers, then I share the recipes with my sisters-in-law. Everything good happens in the kitchen.

If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?

Oh, this is an easy one. I’d sit in on the movie sets of the very first Godzilla movie. It would make me happy forever to see Haruo Nakajima in the wonderful original costume stomp miniature Tokyo.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

May I fudge this and give a two-part answer? First, surviving the convent. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but the convent is nothing like the movie Sister Act. It’s rough. I was inside for ten years and when I chose to leave it was… rougher. Let’s leave it at that. Oh, dear, now I have Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” playing in my head.

Second, having a baby. I know it’s a cliché, but there’s a reason for clichés. I’m continually amazed that Frank and I created this little guy. Amazed and tired. Really tired.

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 5th in Series 
Henery Press (April 17, 2018) 
Paperback: 268 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1635113266 
Digital ASIN: B079H34FXV

Nuns and murder and ghosts, oh my! Here comes Giulia Driscoll again, and boy, is she in for it this time. It starts when a frenzied Chihuahua leads Giulia and Frank Driscoll to the body of a nun in the street near a convent. The nuns fear they’re being harassed by the biggest developer in town and quickly embrace Giulia as their savior. Of course the former nun who exposed the drug ring run by a priest and nun will save their home and discover the murderer. And of course not only Giulia takes this job, but also all the other jobs clamoring for her attention. The result: Driscoll Investigations is pushed to its limit. Then Giulia’s brother falls into a coma and she brings his kids to her house. Talk about a crash course in parenting for pregnant Giulia! Did we mention the convent ghost? She loves the house, hates the nuns, and chain-smokes. Why couldn’t Giulia’s first honest-to-goodness ghost be shy and sweet? More important, does the ghost hate the nuns—or the developer—enough to indulge in a bit of murder to liven up the afterlife?

About the Author

Alice Loweecey is a baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for her sleuth Giulia Driscoll or inspiring nightmares as her alter-ego Kate Morgan, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year). 

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Short Excerpt :Nun After The Other

At 6:55 am on the first day of school, Giulia's husband Frank and her niece and nephews were sitting at the kitchen table sipping orange juice. Giulia set plates with English muffins, eggs, and bacon in front of them. Frank slid into the head chair and Giulia set him a plate with twice the amount of food plus a cup of coffee. Instead of his fork, Frank picked up his phone and put it on speaker.

“Mom? I want you to know I never appreciated you enough growing up.”

His mother’s voice said, “I wish I had a tape recorder handy.”

Giulia said from the stove, “I’m the witness.”

Frank’s mother said, “Why the sudden homage from my youngest son at seven o’clock in the morning?”

“Giulia’s niece and nephews are staying with us for a few days. They’re thirteen, twelve, and eleven. In the space of half an hour, starting at six thirty, she has everyone in the house sitting at the table eating a home-cooked breakfast.” He winked at Giulia. “I’m not worthy.”

“You are quite right,” his mother said. “Now hang up and eat your breakfast while it’s hot.”

“Yes, mom.”

Giulia brought her own breakfast to the table. Over the rim of her first allowed pregnancy coffee of the day, she saw three pairs of eyes staring at her and Frank.

“Is there egg in my hair?”

Cecilia said to her brothers in a perfect imitation of mansplaining, “You see? This is how normal families interact.”

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