By Bea Cartwright, from Kylie Logan’s League of Literary Ladies Mysteries
February, and most years here on South Bass Island, four miles from the Ohio shore in Lake Erie, we’d be staring at ice and listening to it moan and groan as it cracks and sways to the beat of the chilly lake water beneath it.
Not so this year!
This year, Ohio is enjoying a winter with so little snow, we’ve tied a record that was established back in 1918! Believe me, for the owner of a B&B, this is very good news. The ferries are running, restaurants and bars are open, and tourists are joining us in record numbers.
One of those groups of tourists include ten nuns who are coming to the island for a retreat. I’m helping out the folks at the retreat center by providing meals for the sisters, and I’ll tell you what, it all sounds ideal . . .
An old mansion once owned by the most famous recluse on the island that’s now been turned into a retreat center.
A world-famous spiritual leader who’s going to be conducing the retreat.
Ten strong, capable and accomplished women from convents all over the country who are coming together to share their knowledge and the special joy of their work.
Oh, and a murderer. Did I mention that?
What could possibly go wrong?
“And Then There Were Nuns,” book #4 in the League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series, will be on bookstore shelves on March 1.