William X. Kienzle





William X. Kienzle


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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The Rosary Murders (Father ...

3.74 avg rating — 427 ratings — published 1979 — 16 editions
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Death Wears a Red Hat (Fath...

3.77 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1980 — 10 editions
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Kill and Tell (Father Koesl...

3.78 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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Body Count (Father Koesler,...

3.84 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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Mind Over Murder (Father Ko...

3.61 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 1981 — 11 editions
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Eminence (Father Koesler, #11)

3.95 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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Masquerade (Father Koesler,...

3.66 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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Shadow of Death (Father Koe...

3.63 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1983 — 9 editions
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Deadline for a Critic (Fath...

3.80 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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Assault with Intent (Father...

3.75 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1982 — 7 editions
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