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The Wisdom of Father Dowling (Father Dowling #30)

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Here, collected for the first time, are fifteen of the best Father Dowling mystery short stories. Each cunning case is carefully examined by the good father, accompanied by the cast of characters that fans around the world have grown to know and love. In a sleepy Illinois town on the banks of the Fox River lives one of the greatest fictional detectives ever created. Father ...more
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Five Star (ME)
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Judith
Jul 29, 2010 Judith rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, mystery
The writing style is rather plain. The mysteries are quite mysterious. What is most interesting is actually how Father Dowling deals with the criminals -- addressing the heart rather than the law.
Janice
Oct 16, 2009 Janice rated it did not like it
I loved this series on TV a number of years ago but found this book of short stories dull and tedious. I didn't finish it. There is lots of dialogue and you have no idea who's speaking, it was annoying, or maybe I was just too tired to deal with it.
Janice
Jan 16, 2016 Janice rated it it was ok
Didn't care for this one. I really didn't like his writing style. Also didn't care for the bunch of chapter length stories.
Amy
Apr 04, 2009 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-mysteries
If you love this series, you'll delight in these short stories based on familiar characters. enjoy!
Dad
Jul 06, 2009 Dad rated it liked it
The book is a group of 15 short stories. I read the first 4. Might read the rest later if I need a fill in book.
Donna
Sep 06, 2009 Donna rated it it was ok
Although I like the Dowling mysteries, this short story collection was a bit pallid and insipid. The length of the stories was insufficient to really develop the plots.
Erik
Jul 20, 2009 Erik rated it really liked it
Shelves: catholic
Entertaining short stories. Not exactly a whodunit, not so encompassing as Chesterton, but amusing, endearing characters.
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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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