Books by William Brodrick

William Brodrick, in a career change that reverses Father Anselm's, was an Augustinian friar before leaving in order to become a practicing barrister. This is his first novel and Agnes's story is loosely based on the wartime experiences of his mother. He


A WHISPERED NAME by William Brodrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"The third of six mysteries in Brodrick's cycle (The Discourtesy of Death, 2017, etc.), this complex thriller, winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award, explores some of life's biggest moral questions and puts a human face on the war to end all wars."
A sleuthing clergyman gets more than he bargained for when he delves into war records to clear the reputation of a fellow monk. Read full book review >
THE DISCOURTESY OF DEATH by William Brodrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The fifth outing for Brodrick's clerical hero (The Day of the Lie, 2012, etc.) strikes a nice balance between sleuthing and character-driven suspense."
A brilliant clergyman and occasional sleuth is again tempted away from the monastic life, this time to probe the suspicious death of a paralyzed young mother. Read full book review >
THE GARDENS OF THE DEAD by William Brodrick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Justice and gratification delayed, but not denied."
Friar, a former barrister, struggles with the troubled legacy of a dead colleague. Read full book review >
THE 6TH LAMENTATION by William Brodrick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2003

"A slo-mo thriller. Literary, too."
A suspected Nazi fugitive, a collaborator, veterans of the French Resistance, plus a host of funky monks in a nicely, at times wonderfully, written literary thriller remarkably devoid of stereotypes. Read full book review >