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Murder Most Catholic: Divine Tales of Profane Crimes
The murder mysteries that make up this unusual anthology all have one thing in common: the hero or heroine who solves the crime is a Catholic cleric. From Chesterton's classic priest-turned-detective Father Brown to Peter Tremayne's historical Celtic nun and lawyer, Sister Fidelma, religious men and women put aside their professional duties for a moment to take up an altog ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 15th 2002 by Cumberland House Publishing
(first published July 2002)
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Divine short stories about crimes that are solved by religious—priests, nuns, a knight, and so on. McInerny has alternated the time periods between present day and historical eras, offering choices among today's Illinois, fourteenth century England, contemporary Venice, and so on. The selection of authors is comprehensive, including Peter Tremayne, Kate Charles, Stephen Dentinger, and Lillian Stewart Carl, among many others. A perfect choice for those who prefer their holiday celebrations sprink ...more
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 ...moreMore about Ralph McInerny...