Search Results: "Joseph McInerny"


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Powderhorn by Joseph McInerny
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"This tale of a flawed man in a gritty setting manages to be both intense and beautiful."
Set in Minneapolis during the Great Depression, McInerny's novel tells the story of Horton Moon, whose love of drink and women leads to his downfall. Read full book review >

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A CARDINAL OFFENSE by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 1994

McInerny, who's alternated lately between dark-hued character studies (Mom and Dead, 1993, etc.) and his Father Roger Dowling mysteries, tries his hand at a combination plate in this generously fashioned, punishingly paced look at the epidemic of annulled marriages in the US Church. Read full book review >

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PRODIGAL FATHER by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2002

"Not as sharp as McInerny's best, or as plodding as his worst, but comfortably enough in the middle to keep the Dowling faithful from bolting the flock."
To begin his 21st confrontation with murder, the amiable Father Dowling (Triple Pursuit, 2001, etc.) makes his annual retreat among the Athanasians, a religious order about to go gentle into that good night. Read full book review >

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HEIRS AND PARENTS by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Though McInerny is known mostly for the far less tidy Father Dowling series, this Broom sweeps cleaner."
Back, for the sixth time (Law and Ardor, 1995, etc.), to Wyler, the small Indiana town where passions seethe beneath the depths on which Andrew Broom is the leading expert. Read full book review >

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JUDAS PRIEST by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1991

"Some non-boring religious love, mostly unhackneyed characters, and a lively flow of events make for one of the better efforts in this series."
Father Dowling's quiet days at the rectory of St. Read full book review >

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THE RED HAT by Ralph McInerny
Released: March 15, 1998

"An impassioned guided tour of postVatican II theological politics wrapped in a story as shapeless as Dumas."
Father Dowling's creator (On This Rockne, 1997, etc.) takes aim at the highest echelons of the modern church in this ambitious, plumply plotted tale of Vatican-American politics. Read full book review >

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CELT AND PEPPER by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"McInerny (Emerald Aisle, 2001, etc.) is in top form, wittily sending up academic infighting, student grading, benefactor kowtowing, and (this being Notre Dame) stadium seating at home football games."
Notre Dame fund-raiser David Simmons invites wealthy alumnus James Elliot to breakfast with Padraic Maloney, professor of Celtic Studies, in the hope that Elliot will be charmed and beneficent. Read full book review >

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BODY AND SOIL by Ralph McInerny
Released: May 30, 1989

In this second novel featuring Indiana lawyer Andrew Broom and his nephew-partner Gerald Rowan (Cause and Effect), the author attempts a very different atmosphere from his cozy, well-established Father Dowling series. Read full book review >

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LAW AND ARDOR by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"For others—sleepytime."
In Wyler, Ind., hometown to lawyer Andrew Broom (Mom and Dead, 1994, etc.), no one has more clout or class than the Bissonets. Read full book review >

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IRISH COFFEE by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"The Knight Brothers have handled more complicated cases (Celt and Pepper, 2002, etc.) with more polished resolutions, but most readers will be converted to die-hard Notre Dame fans and possibly even Catholicism."
Notre Dame scoreboard: 1 dead fiancé, 1 dead fiancée, 1 unacknowledged fiancée. Read full book review >

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ON THIS ROCKNE by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

Everything's fine at Notre Dame—unless you're losing sleep over the fortunes of the current football program—until megabucks alumnus Marcus Bramble offers the university $10 million for a suitable memorial to legendary coach Knute Rockne. Read full book review >

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LAST THINGS by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2003

"Amusing professorial infighting and the occasional murder take a backseat to McInerny's true concerns: dwindling seminary enrollment and the decline of faith-based education."
More unrest among the ranks of the nontenured and no-longer-ordained. Read full book review >