Back in 2006, I received a copy of "Lost in Peter's Tomb" by then Illinois author Dianne Ahern when Ahern sent a copy to The Herald-News.
The book is geared to ages 7 to 12.
I didn't have time to read the entire book before I interviewed Ahern, so I handed it to my youngest daughter, saying, Can you read this and tell me if it's any good?"
Rebekah loved it, still has it and suggested I review for Tuesday's LocalLit newsletter.
Here is its abridged Amazon description: "Riley and Delaney are supposed to stay with their aunt, Sister Philomena, in her convent near Rome for the summer.
"Riley expects this to be a horrible summer. That attitude starts to change when the secret nature of their aunt's work begins to unfold.
"On their first morning in Italy, Sister Philomena rushes Riley and Delaney to the Vatican to help the Pope with an intruder in the Apostolic Palace.
"The real Pope? How can his aunt know the real Pope?
"As it turns out, not only does she know the Pope, but Sister Philomena is his special agent and private investigator."
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