Carol Anne O'Marie

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Sister Carol Anne O'Marie, C.S.J., (August 28, 1933 – May 27, 2009) was a Roman Catholic Religious Sister in the Religious Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She was also renowned as a mystery writer.[1]

She wrote eleven novels, whose protagonist is Sister Mary Helen, an elderly Sister who solves crimes. Most of the books are based in San Francisco, California, where O'Marie was born. Sister Carol Anne also ran a shelter for homeless women with Sister Maureen Lyons in Oakland, California.[2]

She died, aged 75, from Parkinson's disease on May 27, 2009.[3]

Sister Carol Anne wrote "Like a Swarm of Bees", published by Graphic Visions in 2010. She finished the manuscript shortly before her death. It was written to recall a prophecy and a promise spoken in 1805 by the Abbé Piron of Saint-Étienne, France, by which he foretold that the Sisters of St. Joseph would increase in number and "like a swarm of bees" spread everywhere.[4]

[5]==Bibliography==

  • Novena for Murder (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 1), 1984
  • Advent of Dying (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 2), 1986
  • The Missing Madonna (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 3), 1988
  • Murder in Ordinary Time (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 4), 1991
  • Murder Makes a Pilgrimage (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 5), 1993
  • Death Goes on Retreat (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 6), 1995
  • Death of an Angel (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 7), 1997
  • Death Takes Up a Collection (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 8), 1998
  • Requiem at the Refuge (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 9), 2000
  • The Corporal Works of Murder (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 10), 2002
  • Murder at the Monks' Table (Sister Mary Helen Mysteries, Volume 11), 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fantastic Fiction "Sister Carol Anne O'Marie [1]
  2. ^ Third Age.com
  3. ^ Notice of Sister Carol O'Marie's death
  4. ^ Carondolet Artists [2]
  5. ^ http://www.detecs.org/sistermary.html