The Stones of Judgment
OK, so this is pure self-promotion but I am afraid the sales ticker is rather sleepy at the moment. This great summer read has received two 5 star reviews (and whose saying that I know both reviewers) and a couple of likes on Facebook. There must be something to it. I suggest that anyone who happens across this blog, go straight to the Amazon site and take a gander.
The story is fun: two ex-convent school girls get embroiled in a murder mystery that takes them to India and Italy where they find love (or at least sex). And you have a secret society and the Catholic Church thrown in there for almost free. The book is current 99 cents. A steal!!
On Pope Watch
This time around I am on constant Pope watch. I’ve looked at the odds and all the stories about the scandals at the Vatican Bank and allegations of inappropriate behaviour and wonder how will they influcence the outcome. Not that I really believe the Papal Conclave could be rigged, but it adds a bit a spice to a plot that I started thinking about more than five years ago.
As I write, the final pages of Stones of Judgment are being prepared for proofing later this week. There will be a new Pope before it’s published. But with so much scandal around the Vatican at the moment, could it be possible that the choice was influenced not by conscience but by coercion?