A small Caravaggio painting hangs in the chapel of Doon Abbey in Kildare, which attracts visitors to the abbey from afar. One night, however, the painting disappears...
The Sister Superior is unwilling to cooperate with the police, as this would compromise the abbey’s silent-order ethos. Alice Dunwoody, a novitiate at the abbey who heard strange sounds on the night of the theft, persuades Sister Mercy Superior to allow her to investigate, with the help of the abbey’s computer-savvy librarian, Sister Mary Magdalene.
As the nuns try to track down the painting, the list of possible suspects – and the body count – multiplies. The mystery continues to weave a web of intrigue in each of the book's chapters.
Devised and edited by Peter Cunningham and written by a cast of well-known Irish writers, Sister Caravaggio builds into a seamlessly woven work of fiction, rich with humour, energy and suspense -- not least the unsolved mystery of which author actually wrote each chapter.