When Mark O’Malley, Notre Dame’s favorite father, is brutally murdered in the rectory, Carmelite wannabe Sister Mary Gloria turns to famed stripper-turned-sleuth Venus Delmar for help. Following a wild trail across Paris, Venus discovers that the root of all evil isn’t a love of money - it’s the Catholic church! With the help of a randy rabbi, a few wayward nuns, and maybe even a little divine intervention, she’s determined to solve The Case of the Cunning Linguist before the mysterious Latin lover kills again.
With the funds raised, I will travel to Paris to research Notre Dame and additional Parisian settings in person, and finish writing this book in a café while smoking Gauloises. (Minus the Gauloises; I don’t smoke.) The manuscript is currently 50% complete, thanks to Nanowrimo.