by Edd Doerr
While I spend little time watching TV, a recent British mystery series, "Murder in Paradise", has been interesting. It is filmed in the Caribbean and the central character is a crotchety London police inspector stationed on the island. In the one hour episode we watched last night (previously recorded), the murderer is a Catholic nun who heads a local convent and runs a racket touting a Lourdes-like "holy water" spring. The victim is an 18 year old postulant nun who turns out to be the daughter of the local priest, who had had an affair with her mother back in Strassbourg, France. The British cop refers several times to nuns as "spooky". The series is somewhat lighthearted. I rather doubt that the series could have been produced in the US.