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The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Prodigal Son & Keepers of the Flame

(Father Baldi Mysteries Full-Cast Radio Drama #1)

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Two BBC full-cast radio dramas starring David Threlfall:
Prodigal Son by Barry Devlin: In the first of this murder mystery series set in Dublin, Paolo Baldi, Franciscan priest and philosophy lecturer, accidentaly becomes involved in solving a murder at an Italian chip shop.
Keepers of the Flame by Simon Brett: Paolo Baldi, priest, philosophy lecturer, and accidental sleuth,
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Audio CD, BBC Radio Crimes, 2 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by BBC Audiobooks (first published January 10th 2000)
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Leila Anani
In the first story, centred around the parable of the Prodigal Son, Paolo is brought in as a translator when an Italian shop owner is murdered in what looks like a robbery gone wrong and one of his sons is in the frame.

The 2nd story has an English professor murdered at Paolo's university and it seems like someone didn't want his radical new lecture to be heard....

While these aren't as fun as the Charles Paris series, I thoroughly enjoyed this, particularly the 2nd story with the wonderfully ecc
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