DEATH IS NO BARGAIN, by Michael W. Sherer
The reluctant detective, bedeviled by his lover's unexpected pregnancy and possible abortion, finally dewcides to find out what Ellen Forrester was doing in the remote town where a nunnery operates a sanctuary for pregnant girls. Despite his lack of focus, and a faintly wandering tale, Ward comes through with a solution to Ellen's murder, and a unexpected facet to the quiet, austere life of the forest-bound nuns. It's a 3.5. Little violence, lots of philosophical fumblings, an appealing protagonist. .