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Triple Pursuit (Father Dowling #22)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In the latest installment of Ralph McInerny's beloved series, Father Dowling is caught in the middle of a dispute between former radio celebrity Jack Gallagher and Austin Rooney over one woman's affections.

Meanwhile, Jack is the prime suspect in the death of another woman, Agatha Rossner, a lawyer better known as a seductress than a litigator. The Fox River police once aga
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ebook, 384 pages
Published April 23rd 2001 by Minotaur Books
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Michael O'Leary
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 20th in the Fr. Roger Dowling mysteries and in this book he solves another mystery loaded with human drama and spiritual significance. When two seemingly unrelated homicide investigations begin to intertwine, Captain Phil Keegan of the Fox River Police Department relies on his old friend Father Dowling to assist in the investigation. Several of the prime suspects are members of Fr. Dowling’s parrish, enabling him to offer a more intimate assessment of the probable motives.

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Jim
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was not one of the better entries in this series. I figured out whodunit about halfway through the story but the police and many of the other characters were just too stupid, ignoring obvious lines of investigation to keep the weak plot going long enough for the hero to solve it. The hero was barely in the story at all until near the end when he thought about the crimes for a few minutes and figured everything out. Some of the characters were interesting but that was hardly enough to save t ...more
David
Jan 13, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a short story in the form of a novel. Way too much useless background and fluff. Father Dowling does nothing for about the first 360+ pages, and then "kazaam" he solves the crime in the last 10 pages. Now, I know why I tend to stick to the hard boiled end of the crime genre.
Maggie
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun mystery. Likable characters. It made me order the DVD's of the TV shows.
Lynne
Apr 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: catholic, mystery, kindle, 2014
I thought that many of the characters seemed like caricatures. I'll read another book in the series but I don't have a lot of hope.
Fredrick Danysh
Two brother-in-laws who are both womanizers wind up fighting over a woman. Women are being killed. Father Dowling is trying to keep peace in the community.
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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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