Delete Key Awards Finalist #3 – From D. L. Wilson’s Unholy Grail:
“’Believe me, I doubt if the Church has a secret agency that would go around killing people.’”
“’Here’s the kicker, Charlie.’ Carlota sank into her chair and let out a sigh. ‘Professor Hamar’s husband felt so much guilt over contributing to the disease that killed their son that he committed suicide.’ Charlie smacked his hands to his head so hard he knocked his cap off.”
“A uniformed task force had been sent to the Hotel Royal and, thank God, there was no dead priest in any of the rooms.”
Is it just a coincidence that The Da Vinci Code has inspired so many knock-offs? Or could it result from a conspiracy surpressed for thousands of years?
A hat tip to Bill Peschel at Reader’s Almanac www.planetpeschel.com, which has an extensive archive of reviews of mysteries and thrillers, for this one.
The 10 Delete Key Awards finalists are numbered but announced in random order.
© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.