Father Paul Vecchio goes to Harry for help after hearing a penitent confess to murder. He can't identify the murderer or go to the police because to do so would be breaking the seal of the confessional. He does, however, reveal a clue - the murderer had recited a verse of poem. Harry figures out from the clue where the crime might have taken place and he's right. Soon, there's a second body. Harry's investigation uncovers who the killer is, why he's killing, and culminates in the resolution of Father Paul's crisis of faith as well as the takedown of the murderer.
Did You Know?
The line of verse Harry quotes, "Golden lads and girls all must, as chimney-sweepers, come to dust," is from Shakespeare's Cymbeline, Act IV, Scene II. See more
[knocks on door
[Harry is asleep in bed. His voiceover narration:
Being a sound sleeper can be either a blessing or a curse. It's a curse if someone yells "fire." It's a blessing if you sleep with someone who snores. I'm not a sound sleeper. A girl once said I'd awaken at the sound of a twinkling star. The girl was a poet. Some days I don't wake up all that easily. A man shouldn't be too consistent.