Former African-American nun pens fiction murder mystery

“They Still Call Me Sister” by Deborah Plummer Bussey portrays the bonds of sisterhood and uncovers the truth in a psychologist patient’s alleged suicide
(PR NewsChannel) / January 5, 2012 / LOS ANGELES 

They Still Call Me Sister

In her debut fiction novel, “They Still Call Me Sister” (ISBN 0615484794), Deborah Plummer Bussey entertains readers with a stirring, cozy mystery about sexual obsession, a murder investigation and political scandal in Atlanta, Georgia. The protagonist, Kathy Carpenter, is an African-American psychologist and former nun whose character was inspired by Plummer Bussey’s life experiences and developed through the author’s creativity.

The book begins with an introduction to the Carpenter family when Kathy, a devout Catholic as a teenager, enters a convent in Cleveland, Ohio. The next chapter offers a stark change of scenery 28 years later with Kathy, who is now a coy psychologist, and her older sister Tina, a provocative interior designer for hip hop artists, at a bar in Atlanta. The odd-couple siblings discuss the mysterious death of one of Kathy’s former patients, Chanelle Trout, who allegedly committed suicide. Kathy feels this was not the actual cause of death and they eventually unravel clues that suggest Chanelle was murdered.

Kathy builds a closer relationship with her sister as she finds herself relying on Tina for protection while she puts her life in jeopardy to investigate this case. In her tenacious search for truth, Kathy unveils the scandalous underground world that Chanelle was part of, along with her best friend, Ebony, an executive “matchmaker,” and a socialite with her own secret obsession. Meanwhile, Kathy’s newest patient unknowingly reveals more information about Chanelle’s alternative lifestyle and death, but the truth is trapped in client-therapist confidentiality. Kathy struggles to balance her privileged doctor-patient obligation with her conviction to pursue justice for Chanelle.

“This fictitious psychological thriller and murder mystery will trigger conversations about racial identity, sexual orientation, politics and the intersection of religion,” Plummer Bussey says. . “It will also characterize the private life of political figures and the lengths some of them take to manage corruption and mental illness while seeking political gain.”

“They Still Call Me Sister” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Deborah Plummer Bussey is the Editor of “Handbook of Diversity Management” (University Press of America) and author of “Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations through Friendships” (Pilgrim Press); which received the Mayflower Award for best publication in the category of church and society. She is a regularly featured blogger for Huffington Post and a guest commentator for local and national television news programs.

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