(From the publisher):
An unexpected storm rages across Cape Cod, leaving ravaged beaches... and a dead man in Teal Pond. The first murder victim in the village of Eastport in half a century is also the town's most hated person, and the news attracts the press like sharks in a feeding frenzy. With a long list of suspects and a growing mutiny in his department, Police Chief Dan Burke needs help. Divine intervention would be nice, but he'll settle for his old friend Brother Bartholomew. Now the introspective monk, himself wrestling with a dark night of the soul, begins to contemplate the nature of wounded passions -- and how to pacify a killer whose only balm is violent revenge...
Original title: A Matter of Roses
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural