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The Bishop at Sea (Blackie Ryan #9)

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Bishop Blackie Ryan is feeling more than a bit out of place on the USS "Langley, " an aircraft carrier on duty hundreds of miles from the nearest dry land. But the ship is in trouble - several of her crew have disappeared without explanation, and one dead officer has seemingly reappeared. The captain has a major problem on his hands. And the captain happens to be a relativ ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Berkley
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#9 in the Blackie Ryan mystery series, The Bishop At Sea is set in modern times on an aircraft carrier out of San Diego CA. Blackie has been sent by Cardinal Cronin to solve a 'locked room mystery' on board the ship. A mentally disturbed executive officer assigned to the ship had caused trouble for months, then mysteriously disappeared along with a few supporters. It was assumed he had gone overboard due to foul play, and that together with ghostly sightings in women's quarters had the entire po ...more
David Peters
Dec 31, 2010 David Peters rated it liked it
Another paperback mystery.

The vote is still out on this series for me until I try another one.

While the writing was tight the mystery was a little ambiguous. The hero pulled it all together out of the blue without a lot of warning. Plus the dialogue was very distinctive and I need to read a bit more of it to be sure if it is working.

So the final vote is wait and see.

But then again it fits my paperback requirement, so I might just keep reading the series for that alone. Andrew Greeley is quite pr
May 04, 2008 Ann rated it it was ok
I bought this book at a Used Book Sale at my local library and I got it to read on an airplane trip.
It's very light and somewhat absorbing but if you aren't Catholic, you probably won't appreciate as much as if you were. You will know more about aircraft carriers than you did before you read it.
I can see how people would like to read the Bishop Blackie books but I doubt that I would read another unless someone gave one to me and I was traveling and wanted something very light.
Jul 26, 2009 Michael rated it liked it
This was an entertaining read (nice light reading after finishing 1999 in the Irish century series).
Jim Hager
Sep 08, 2013 Jim Hager rated it it was amazing
Very interesting style combining a murder mystery with religious wit and a little theology. Fascinating that he was also able to place the story on a naval ship.
Joyce McKune
Jun 29, 2010 Joyce McKune rated it it was amazing
Cardinal Cronin's nephew has problem when 3 people go missing on his aircraft carrier. Blackie is sent to solve the mystery.
David Ryan
Mar 13, 2013 David Ryan rated it liked it
Enjoyed this. Have read a number of Father Blackie mysteries. light reading. good read between some other things.
Jan 21, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I really love the Blackie Ryan series!!
Nov 16, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it
Re-read. Patently.
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Andrew Greeley was a Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist, and author of 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of nonfiction. For decades, Greeley entertained readers with such popular characters as the mystery-solving priest Blackie Ryan and the fey, amateur sleuth Nuala Anne McGrail. His books typically center on Irish-American Roman Catholics living or working in Chicago.

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