this is the 173rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books.
A Nun In The Closet by Dorothy Gillman. Upon recently reading an article in Mystery News on Mrs. Polifax author Dorothy Gilmore, I realized I’d not read anything by her. Not wanting to read one of the Pollifax spy novels, I decided to try this one, A Nun In The Closet. Written in 1978, the book is very much a product of it’s time. It’s a story of two nuns who go to inspect a piece of property which has been bequeathed to their Nunnery. Once there they find a suitcase full of money in the well, followed soon after by a body in a closet. Ignorant in the ways of “the outside world”, the two Sisters stumble from one event to another, including a run-in with hippies camped in the woods on the 150 acre property, a homeless man who collects garbage for it’s recycle value, and other interesting characters. The mob shows up, then the Sheriff, then… well you’ll just have to see for yourself. I’m not usually a reader of humorous mysteries, so I wasn’t enthralled with this, but many readers no doubt will be.