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Stained Glass (Father Dowling #31)

3.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  47 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Tough times and the unsolved murders of anyone with ties to the Deveres---a family of wealthy parish patrons---back Father Dowling up against a wall in his struggle to save his church from the chopping block.

With too many churches and not enough people to fill them, the Archdiocese has to make some cuts, and many of them, including the proposed closing of St. Hilary's, are
ebook, 288 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Minotaur Books (first published 2009)
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Jan 04, 2015 Cassaundra Aunna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so incredibly boring and predictable that I am glad I didn't waste my time reading any of the others in the series.
Mar 11, 2010 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was just a little too much like the rest of the series; the Catholic is never the guilty one. Kind of predictible. That being said I enjoy his writing style and the interesting insights into how the Catholic hierachy works. One thing that really bugs me is the large emphasis on drinking and smoking. Do that many people still drink and smoke? Or is the priest just obsessed with it?
May 09, 2013 Beverley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good read for a lazy afternoon. The plot revolves around a church closing and the effect on the surrounding community. The plot seems simple until the murders occur. It has a perfect ending.
Fredrick Danysh
A Father Dowling mystery. Peopleattached to the wealthy Dveres family are been killed and Father Dowling investigates which struggling to save his church.
This is an interesting book with a great story line. It just doesn't seem like classroom material for me, but a possibility to have on the book shelf.
Feb 23, 2014 Renee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lazy afternoon read - Father Dowling Mystery . . .
Apr 09, 2012 V. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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