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The Compassion of Father Dowling (Father Dowling #32)

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A collection of short stories featuring the incomparable Father Dowling. In a sleepy Midwestern town on the banks of the Fox River, he cares for the congregation of St. Hilary Church-- and also finds time to unravel the knottiest of mysteries.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 16th 2011 by Five Star (ME)
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Maybe it's my Catholic background, but I love the Father Dowling stories. They were even on TV in the 80s or 90s, with Tom Bosley (Mr. C of "Happy Days" fame) playing the lead role. Fr. Dowling confronts all of the seven deadly sins -- without blood spatter, 4-letter words or loss of faith. These stories are kind of like an American version of the Miss Marple stories, with Fr. Dowling exposing whodunit by dint of observation and knowledge of human character.
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Good set of short mysteries all set in one place
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Ralph Matthew McInerny was an American Catholic religious scholar and fiction writer, including mysteries and science fiction. Some of his fiction has appeared under the pseudonyms of Harry Austin, Matthew FitzRalph, Ernan Mackey, Edward Mackin, and Monica Quill. As a mystery writer he is best known as the creator of Father Dowling. He was Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Jacques Maritain ...more
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