Nun with a Gun

Rated 4.96/5 based on 27 reviews
Inspector Martinelli decides to take a vacation after his encounters with the vampires in the Vatican. He leaves Rome and flies to Munich in Bavaria, always hoping to meet a ‘Knight of Christ’ and maybe a few ‘Royal’ vampires. His hatred of vampires has sent him on a quest to kill as many as he can but things don’t turn out the way he planned. More

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Published by Clover Digital Media
Words: 44,090
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310942945
About Linda Arditto

I am a mystery woman. Older and therefore wiser I hope.

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Review by: TiraGP on July 19, 2017 :
This author has created another great plot with plenty of strange twists and turns. Like the previous book (Vampire in the Vatican) the setting is original but the main character is back with his same wry humour and keen insights needed to solve the mystery. I especially like the religious aspects mixed into the story. Very original and fun to read.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)

Review by: Mary Clyde on July 15, 2015 :
Another wonderful mystery story that I found easy to read. I don't read many books as I'd rather see the movie but a Vampire in the Vatican and Nun with a Gun was a pleasure.
Funny, sad and quite exciting. A lot of story and a lot of mystery. Some wonderful surprises that kept me reading.
I'm enjoying this series very much and look forward to more.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: Carol Shoar on July 13, 2015 :
Another great story about Inspector Martinelli. Totally different from the first book but it was good to see how he coped in a different country. New characters that are very likeable and a search for Nazi gold. A well put together story with a lot of mystery and a few scary parts. I enjoyed this read and look forward to the next book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kevin Lokten on July 04, 2015 :
This story followed on nicely from the first.
The Inspector is a very interesting character and a likeable man. Very suspenseful and a great story. Very well told which kept it interesting and lots of surprises.
Sometimes it was funny and other times very sad. I enjoyed it as much as the first book and am looking forward to reading the next.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)

Review by: Vito Veii on May 16, 2015 :
I enjoyed reading the continuation of Inspector Martinelli's adventures. Linda did an excellent job of building up the suspense and intrigue while keeping the story flowing, and making me feel I was in the book. I would like to say more about the story, but then I would be giving too much away. However, I will say this much, the nun in this book would give Lara Croft a run for her money. If you like action and vampires and don't mind a bit of blood and guts, then this story is for you!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)

Review by: C. Bryce on May 03, 2015 :
I started reading this book as soon as I'd finished A vampire in the Vatican. It flows on nicely.
This is another wonderful story about Inspector Martinelli.
Very touching and sad but again has some funny parts in it.
I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Stanley Willow on April 04, 2015 :
Found the next book about Inspector Martinelli this morning.
Great story, Fast moving. Lots of things happening.
Wonderful story about nazi gold. A sad love story from ww2 and a couple of pics this time.
I also found it sad and funny. I enjoyed how the inspector does things and I liked the new characters, especially Wilhelm.
I wish there had been more and will be getting the next book as soon as it comes out.
Oh, I think the priest was a victim.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Philip Brewster on April 04, 2015 :
Another wonderful story about the Inspector. He goes to Bavaria looking for those Royal vampires and doing it on his own time.
The nun is really tough on him although he gives as good as he gets.
Wilhelm is a youngish guy that helps him and gives him support (does the grave digging for him). I don't know why but he reminds me of Judge Reinhold in Beverley Hills Cop (if you've ever seen the movie).
Another great story with great characters. A couple of pics this time and a few parts that made me laugh as well as feel sad.
I thought the ghosts were pretty good too.
Fast moving and heaps of story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Can't wait for the Inspectors next venture.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: John Toad on April 03, 2015 :
After getting the day off work and my wife took the kids visiting I finally had some time to myself.
I wanted to catch up on some reading and found a following book to a vampire in the Vatican.
What a great read. This is my cup of tea so to speak.
Good to see Inspector Martinelli again and he's still trying to hunt vampires. The new characters are great and the author has really given us an intriguing story. Vampires, Nazi gold, a wicked priest and a couple of love stories. I agree with the others, it's sad and funny but I guess that's how life is.
I'm also looking forward to the third book in this series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kevin Fontain on April 01, 2015 :
Another great book.
I like the new characters especially Wilhelm and it was good to see more of the Knight of Christ that the Inspector met in a Vampire in the Vatican. I always wondered about him.
Great story about the Nazi gold and yes a love story in there.
There's no romance which was good but it was all very sad.
I'm dying to find out what happens when he gets back to the Vatican City and I look forward to the next book.
(reviewed 36 days after purchase)

Review by: Bess Torman on March 30, 2015 :
Another wonderful Inspector Martinelli story from Linda.
Less vampires this time but that didn't matter, the story is wonderful and I love the interaction between the characters. Nazi gold? I thought there would have been heaps but what the Inspector found surprised me, I enjoyed that part as well as the vampire fight.
Love story? Yes I'd say there were two, one in the past and one in the present.
The nun is a great character and so is Wilhelm, I like them both.
Another 5 star story here.
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)

Review by: sandra Bell on March 24, 2015 :
Another wonderful continuation from A Vampire in the Vatican.
It was good to see Inspector Martinelli again.
I agree the vampire scene is quite funny but serious and I admire the Inspectors courage. He's very clever and how he works everything out is great. The Nazi gold did surprise me and I thought I'd worked it out too but having learnt how this author tells her stories I figured I was wrong, and I was.
Sad love story in the past and the end was again terrific. A few pictures did add to the story and the last picture did make me very sad.
I'm very pleased to see there will be another book and am really looking forward to reading it when its released.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)

Review by: Daniel Lockyer on March 19, 2015 :
Another great story about Inspector Martinelli. More vampires and surprises. More sad parts and a few pictures this time.
I loved the parts in the cemetery and in the castle. Well thought out story and a great summing up at the end.
Recommended read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: CarolynP on March 13, 2015 :
After reading A Vampire in the Vatican I had to buy Nun with a Gun.
The continuing story of Inspector Martinelli has a lot of intrigue but it moves along quickly. Very nicely written and once again pure story.
The new characters are wonderful especially Wilhelm and the basic story is fascinating.
It is a love story intertwined amongst Nazi Gold and the vampires are a little more subtle this time.
I agree that the title fits the book even though I thought it was a bit odd before reading it.
Another book I really enjoyed from this author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: cassy arditt on March 01, 2015 :
Wonderful to read about Inspector Martinelli again, this time in Bavaria. I agree with the other reviewers but I think the priest was a villain, he didn't have to do all the things he did.
Definitely two love stories, one from the past and one in the present and the vampire stuff was great.
A very sad and emotional story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Some funny parts which made me laugh but they were serious situations, well written and well put across.
I agree that the title seemed a bit strange but it was perfect and I couldn't think what else you would call this book.
I loved the character Wilhelm, I found him very sweet and likeable.
Wonderful story from start to finish and I'm looking forward to reading the next in this series.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Bronwyn Pillar on Feb. 25, 2015 :
Another great story in this series.
Following Inspector Martinelli, this time to Bavaria.
More vampires which is great but I think the story revolves around a love affair in the past. Very touching story as the others have said.
Linda always makes her stories very interesting but this one has a lot of emotion in it.
Nazi gold is also an interesting twist while the poor Inspector just wants to get on with killing vampires.
Funny interactions between him and the nun. Not giving anything away but sometimes the language barrier causes them a few problems.
Lots of funny bits and very sad bits too.
I think the priest started as a victim but finished up a villain. Maybe it couldn't be helped, I guess everyone will have to come to their own conclusion.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: Harry Kay on Feb. 24, 2015 :
Maybe its just me but I found it a bit slow to start with. When it took off I couldn't put it down. I loved the Nazi connection and found the story to be one that keeps you reading.
This is the first book I've read right through, only stopped to get a coffee..
Great story, very emotional, great vampire scene.
I like Inspector Martinelli (because he's overweight like me) and he's very determined to get rid of vampires.
I agree it is emotional and sad but worked out good in the end. I like the new characters, very realistic and have their own stories.
I recommend this book.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: John Spencer on Feb. 21, 2015 :
I hoped for a follow up to a vampire in the Vatican and here it is.
Another great story, new characters and a different location. I agree it is a very touching story and the picture in the second last chapter adds to the emotion.
The vampire stuff is good and quite funny but is fast moving which I enjoyed.
I like the Inspector and believe he is very focused when he gets his head around something.
The Nazi gold? Very suprising outcome which I actually found believable. Linda is good at writing this stuff and like the others I look forward to the next book.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Rachael Martin on Feb. 20, 2015 :
After reading the other reviews I agree with all they have said. Very emotional story and well told. Funny in parts and very sad in others. Easy to read and even though there is a lot happening its easy to follow.
The haunting eyes in the photo at the end is what I believe creates the impact. Plus he's a good looking guy. ;)
Another book that I would love to see on film.
I'm looking forward to reading book 3 after reading its synopsis at the end. 5 stars again.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: John Bull on Feb. 19, 2015 :
What a great follow on from book 1. I like the main character and found the story to be a wonderful mystery until it started to unfold. I thought I'd solved it early in the piece and knew where the gold was hidden, but I was wrong.
Very clever and very emotional. Very sad in parts and funny in others.
I like the way this author keeps us on our toes with her stories.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Britanny Lowden on Feb. 18, 2015 :
Another wonderful story about Inspector Martinelli.
I have to agree with the other reviewers, a very touching and emotional story.
Again the author has made us smile and laugh but has also made us feel compassion.
I love the new characters especially Wilhelm. He's very likable and very helpful to the Inspector.
I recommend this book and others by this author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Samantha Kirk on Feb. 17, 2015 :
I have to admit never had an interest in vampire stories but after reading A Vampire in the Vatican I had to read this.
I agree with Trevor when he said the vampire scene is funny and serious. I assume he's referring to the scene in the castle.
There is a lot going on in this book and I can understand why the inspector seems to be cruel to some people but he has an important job to do.
When I saw the photo near the end and read the following lines my eyes filled with tears. I'm not usually that kind of person but it was so sad and very touching.
I don't want to tell the story here as it would spoil the impact for other readers, I do believe this story comes with a great deal of impact.
This is another wonderful story from my favourite author and I look forward to the next in this series.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Trevor Compro on Feb. 16, 2015 :
Another great story about Inspector Martinelli. I love the vampire scenes, very funny although it is serious. Everything fits together as the story moves along. Wonderful how the Inspector works everything out and how he re evaluates as more information is gathered.
The nun (sister maria) is an excellent character as is Wilhelm. I hope they appear in future stories.
Definitely a love story from the past and the picture near the end brings it all home.
Another great story and I'm also looking forward to the next book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Peter Stephan on Feb. 16, 2015 :
I knew this book was coming out a few months ago and have been waiting patiently. It was worth the wait.
Terrific story, I think the Inspector feels a lot of guilt which has carried over from a vampire in the Vatican and has made it a quest to kill vampires.
Love the nun, she's really cool and gives the Inspector a lot of cheek. Yes the grave digging bits were great and the over all story flowed nicely.
The royal vampires are looking for the nazi gold as well and the Inspector needs to find it first. A big surprise here.
It's actually two love stories I think and it is emotional as you move through the story. This is another book I will be reading again and again.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Trent F on Feb. 16, 2015 :
The Inspector travels to Bavaria in search of vampires but gets side tracked and has to help the Brotherhood of the sword. The Nazi connection is very emotional which I found also believable (except for the ghosts). I guess its also a love story buried in the past which caused the problems. A few graves being dug up and of course vampires being killed.
I enjoyed every part of this story and thought the pic at the end fitted in perfectly.
I'm a Catholic boy myself and we didn't have any nuns like this when I was at school, but I wish we had.
I think the priest was a victim too.
Highly recommended.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Lorna Smith on Feb. 14, 2015 :
Like Freda Mantor, I agree that the title fits the story perfectly.
Once again Linda has written a story that is fascinating and unique.
Yes, it is a touching story and the characters play their parts well. The synopsis asks if the priest is a villain or a victim, I believe he was a victim.
The photo referred to serves a purpose, I think by putting a face in front of us at the right moment created impact.
There are a few 'choice' words in this story but I wasn't offended, they were used in the correct context.
I highly recommend this book and I too look forward to the next.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Freda Mantor on Feb. 14, 2015 :
After reading A Vampire in the Vatican I had to see what Inspector Martinelli got up to next. I really like this guy and it was good to follow his next adventure.
A search for Nazi gold and missing children is a fascinating concept and the vampires crop up again. The Inspectors solving of the problem and his evaluation of information as it comes to light is very clever.
It is also quite touching near the end of the story.
A photo near the end said it all and brings us closer to the characters which we've got to know through the story.
I really enjoyed this read even though when I started I thought the title was a bit much but the title is perfect.
I won't give the story away but the author has put some funny lines in which made me smile, and occasionally laugh.
Highly recommended and I look forward to Book 3.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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