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Prodigal Father: A Father Dowling Mystery (Father Dowling Mysteries) (original 2002; edition 2002)

by Ralph McInerny

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Member:whoizme8
Title:Prodigal Father: A Father Dowling Mystery (Father Dowling Mysteries)
Authors:Ralph McInerny
Info:Minotaur Books (2002), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 384 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:mystery, murder, lovel

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Prodigal Father: A Father Dowling Mystery (Father Dowling Mysteries) by Ralph McInerny (2002)

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Think I have read another in this series and liked it. This is a good one too. Father Dowling mysteries are well cone and create a lotof interest in the reader.The characters are well knowl well sketched out and mortal human beings, just like the rest of us. Enjoyed reading this mystery and so will you.

J. Robert Ewbank author "Wesley's Wars" and "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" ( )
  whoizme8 | Jan 15, 2013 |
Every so often Ralph McInerny lets his lack of knowledge of the outside world show. In this one, we are treated to the spectacle of a dozen lovable, elderly monks about to be turned out of their home because the public thinks it would be better if the acreage were sold to developers to make estates for rich people. A completely unrealistic proposition, but feeding into the love we Christians have for being persecuted. Still, the book has the usual fun McInerny characters, and even though I was able to finger the murderer halfway through the book, I think it was due rather to knowing the pattern that Father Dowling books tend to fall into, not that the murderer was perfectly obvious. At that, I never was completely clear on motive. Nevertheless, a solid entry into the series. ( )
  benfulton | Nov 11, 2008 |
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Father Roger Dowling is a busy man. He's got the ambitious and all-encompassing task of running St. Hilary's Parish, dealing with his busybody housekeeper, Mrs. Murkin, and counseling his flock with his characteristic blend of faith and compassion. He's not complaining, but it's no surprise that even a superior priest like Father Dowling needs a break now and again. So off he heads for a week-long retreat in Indiana on the quiet grounds of an old Catholic religious order, where he can meditate, reflect, and pray for a quick recharge of his waning energy.

Unfortunately, Father Dowling's spiritual retreat turns into a baffling murder investigation when a dead man is found in a grotto on the grounds with the handle of an axe protruding from his back. Complicating matters is a long-running real-estate dispute that has pitted the brothers of the order against the previous owners of the huge and valuable piece of land on which their sanctuary sits.

Who could have killed the man and why, and does it have something to do with the high-stakes mind games being played out between the parties vying for the land? No one's too sure, but what is clear is that Father Dowling is once again at the center of it all in another winning entry in a mystery series that's become an institution.

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"Father Roger Dowling is a busy man. He's got the ambitious and all-encompassing task of running St. Hilary's Parish, dealing with his busybody housekeeper, Mrs. Murkin, and counseling his flock with his characteristic blend of faith and compassion. He's not complaining, but it's no surprise that even a superior priest like Father Dowling needs a break now and again. So off he heads for a week-long retreat in Indiana on the quiet grounds of an old Catholic religious order, where he can meditate, reflect, and pray for a quick recharge of his waning energy." "Unfortunately, Father Dowling's spiritual retreat turns into a baffling murder investigation when a dead man is found in a grotto on the order's grounds with the handle of an ax protruding from his back. Complicating matters is a long-running real-estate dispute that has pitted the brothers of the order against the previous owners of the huge and valuable piece of land on which their sanctuary sits."."Who could have killed the man and why, and does it have something to do with the high-stakes mind games being played out between the parties vying for the land? No one's too sure, but what is clear is that Father Dowling is once again at the center of it all in another winning entry in a mystery series that's become an institution."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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