The Quick and the Dead Sister Agnes is facing a crisis of faith Working in a hostel for the homeless Sam a sixteen year old runaway is forced to return to her family and then goes missing and Agnes begins to question he

  • Title: The Quick and the Dead
  • Author: Alison Joseph
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  • Page: 331
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  • Sister Agnes is facing a crisis of faith Working in a hostel for the homeless, Sam, a sixteen year old runaway, is forced to return to her family and then goes missing, and Agnes begins to question her relationship with God Furious with the authorities, she feels she must do what she can to pull the runaway girl back from the brink of self destruction She sets out on aSister Agnes is facing a crisis of faith Working in a hostel for the homeless, Sam, a sixteen year old runaway, is forced to return to her family and then goes missing, and Agnes begins to question her relationship with God Furious with the authorities, she feels she must do what she can to pull the runaway girl back from the brink of self destruction She sets out on a mission to find Sam and finds herself with a group of anti road protesters in their tree top encampment at the edge of Epping Forest Amidst the beggars, travellers and anarchists, Sam is revelling in their fireside talk of apocalypse But she is also contemplating returning to live with the father who deserted her sixteen years earlier and who, suspiciously to Agnes s mind, has suddenly re appeared For the moment however Sam seems secure at the camp, a magic fortress in the sky, though its tents and tree houses can only provide a temporary bulwark against destruction But even that safety is illusory Only hours after Agnes s arrival a body is found Of a brutally murdered young girl The Quick and the Dead is a gripping crime thriller featuring inventive and original heroine Sister Agnes Enjoyable with a satisfyingly believable conclusion Glasgow Herald Nice one that doesn t start with a bang and end with a whimper Newcastle upon Tyne Journal A refreshingly different character Bolton Evening News One helluva nun Hampstead and Highgate Express Alison Joseph was born in North London and educated at Leeds University After graduating she worked as a presenter on a local radio station then, moving back to London, for Channel 4 She later became a partner in an independent production company and one of its commissions was a series about women and religion, the book of which was published by SPCK She has since also worked as a reader for BBC Radio Drama Alison, who has three children, now lives in London and is currently working on a new crime novel Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via on.fb 1HweQV7 We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

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    1. Alison Joseph

      Alison Joseph was born and brought up in London She studied French and Philosophy at Leeds University, and then worked in local radio in Leeds as a producer and presenter She moved back to London in 1983 and worked for a Channel 4 production company, making short documentaries In 1985 she set up her own company, Works on Screen Productions included Through the Devil s Gateway, a series about women and religion presented by Helen Mirren, which was broadcast by Channel 4 in 1989 A book of the series was published by SPCK Sister Agnes became a reality with the publication of Sacred Hearts in 1994 This was followed by The Hour of Our Death 1995 , The Quick and the Dead 1996 , A Dark and Sinful Death 1997 , The Dying Light 1999 and The Night Watch 2000 All the Sister Agnes books are published by Endeavour Press and Allison Busby in the UK, and the first three are also available in German.Other novels include Dying to Know published by Endeavour Press , featuring D I Berenice Killick Alison is also the author of two novellas in which a fictional Agatha Christie is the detective They are Murder Will Out and Hidden Sins, both published by Endeavour Press The third is due out Autumn 2016.Alison has also written short stories for Radio 4, for YOU magazine, for Critical Quarterly and for various women s magazines, as well as abridging novels for Radio 4 s Book at Bedtime and The Late Book, including the award winning production of Captain Corelli s Mandolin She is the author of about twenty five plays for BBC Radio 4 Her most recent short story is Samir s Lament, available on Kindle Singles.Alison lives in London.

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    1. Exceptional nun sister Agnes is worried about a runaway girl. In the process of finding her, she encounters mayhem and murder in Essex.



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