William X. Kienzle





William X. Kienzle

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born
in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
September 11, 1928

died
December 28, 2001

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William X. Kienzle was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1954 and spent twenty years as a Roman Catholic parish priest. Kienzle left the priesthood in 1974 because of his disagreement with its refusal to remarry divorcees. He became an editor of MPLS Magazine in Minneapolis, later moving to Texas where he was director of the Center for Contemplative Studies at the University of Dallas.

He was married to Javan Herman Andrews, a journalist from the Detroit Free Press, from 1974 until his sudden death from a heart attack on December 28, 2001.

Kienzle was the author of twenty-four crime fiction/mystery novels featuring Father Robert Koesler, a Catholic priest who doubles as a detective. One of his best known novels i
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Death Wears a Red Hat (Fath...
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Kill and Tell (Father Koesl...
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Mind Over Murder (Father Ko...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1981 — 10 editions
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Eminence (Father Koesler, #11)
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Body Count (Father Koesler,...
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Shadow of Death (Father Koe...
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Masquerade (Father Koesler,...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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Deadline for a Critic (Fath...
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Sudden Death (Father Koesle...
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