I am absolutely thrilled to be today’s stop on the blog tour for the incredibly funny; Sister Agatha: The World’s Oldest Serial Killer by Domhnall O’ Donoghue. I love this book and I am incredibly excited to be sharing my review of it with you all today.

Sister Agatha: The World’s Oldest Serial Killer

Sister Agatha is 118 years of age, whose vim and vigour would put the most robust athletes to shame. However, during a routine check-up, her doctor claims that she has just a week to live – inconvenient, seeing as the beloved sister once made an improbable vow: to be the oldest person in the world. At last count, she was the fifth.

Never one to admit defeat, Sister Agatha concocts a bold Plan B. Using her final days, she intends on travelling the world to meet the only four people whose birthday cakes boast more candles than hers.

And then, one by one, she will kill them.

Purchase Links

UK- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sister-Agatha-Worlds-Oldest-Serial-ebook/dp/B09X21ZNY2/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Sister-Agatha-Worlds-Oldest-Serial-ebook/dp/B09X21ZNY2/


How much do I love this book???

Honestly, I don’t have the adequate words to say, this book is a stonking great read from start to finish, I haven’t laughed so much while reading a book – my family was certainly giving me odd looks as I sat in the corner chuckling over the exploits of a murderous nun.

I have to be honest and say whenever I see a book (or film/tv show) which has a few reviews quotes stating how fun and hilarious it is, I do wonder if it will be as funny as the reviews claim. Most of the time I never think so (maybe I have a weird sense of humour) but this hit all the right marks, it really is as laugh-out-loud funny as it claims to be.

Sister Agatha is a real blast, I love this little nun who sets out on a murderous adventure across the globe. She is a real hoot, am 118 year old, quick-witted and unassuming old lady who thinks nothing of bumping off her competitors for the crown of being the oldest person in the world. She has set herself a task and she is determined to carry it out to the letter, time to pack as time is of the essence, having just a week to live she can’t dally.

I love that this isn’t just about a doddery old lady with murder on her mind, this is a tale of living life to the limit, discovering or experiencing everything that life can bring and obviously having a jolly time as you go.

I’ve not read any of the author’s previous work before this (why for heaven’s sake not?) after this I am off to add all of Domhall’s other books to my need-to-read list. I am well and truly jumping aboard the Domhnall O’Donaghue bandwagon, I am hooked with his cheerful, incredibly fun and easy-to-read writing.

Sister Agatha is exactly what it says on the tin, I was hooked from the first line and sped through the pages with lightning speed as though I had less than a week to live. I love the quirkiness and the marvellous eclectic characters and tongue-cheek comedy, this is one of those books where you know it would make a brilliant film; hint, hint to anyone reading this (I am envisioning Maggie Smith, Julie Walters or Zoe Wannamaker).

This is seriously funny, and highly original, I loved it and cannot recommend it enough – if you read just one book this year, then make it this one, I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed!!

Author Bio

Hailing from Navan in the royal county of Meath, Domhnall is a graduate of the Bachelor in Acting Studies Programme, Trinity College Dublin, later completing a Master’s in Screenwriting at Dún Laoghaire IADT.

He now works as an actor and a journalist, dividing his time between Galway, where he films TG4’s award-winning series, Ros na Rún, Dublin and Venice, where he and his Italian lover continuously promise their well-worn livers that they will refrain from quaffing so much Prosecco. (Unfortunately, it seems some vows, just like nearby Rome, were not built in a day.)

Wine-drinking aside, for more than four years, Domhnall has also enjoyed the responsibility of being Assistant Editor at Irish Tatler Man, a title whose various awards includes Consumer Magazine of the Year. Thanks to this role, he interviewed a host of high-profile names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey, David Gandy, and Jacques Villeneuve.

Domhnall has written for the majority of Ireland’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the Irish Independent, The Irish Times and RTE. He also writes a monthly column in Woman’s Way, the country’s biggest-selling weekly magazine.

His first novel, Sister Agatha: the World’s Oldest Serial Killer, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim (Tirgearr Publishing). His second and third books, Colin and the Concubine and Crazy for You were published by Mercier Press, Ireland’s oldest publishing house.

Social Media Links –

FB – Domhnall O’Donoghue (facebook.com)

T – https://twitter.com/Domhnall1982


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