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Father Dowling Mysteries

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Stained Glass
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Stained Glass

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 28)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

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...

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Ash Wednesday
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Ash Wednesday

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 27)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

Father Dowling has been serving as parish priest and resident sleuth at St. Hilary's for a while now, but he's no lifer, and there's plenty that he doesn't know about the old guard. So when a stranger...

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The Widow's Mate
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The Widow's Mate

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 26)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

Father Dowling is a dedicated parish priest who happens to have a knack for unraveling the mysteries of the real world as well as those of heaven, but the latest puzzle to catch his attention---the...

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The Prudence of the Flesh
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The Prudence of the Flesh

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 25)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

Gregory Barrett, a classmate of Father Dowling's, left the priesthood twenty-five years ago. Now, after all these years, a woman threatens to bring a multimillion-dollar suit against him, alleging...

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Blood Ties
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Blood Ties

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 24)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

Henry Dolan's granddaughter, Martha Lynch, adopted 23 years earlier, wants to find her birth parents. Her adopted parents are frantic over the idea of losing her, so Henry seeks out Father Dowling...

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Requiem for a Realtor
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Requiem for a Realtor

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 23)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

Father Dowling, respected by all, is well-known for being willing to lend a helping hand whenever he can. So it's no surprise when Stanley Collins shows up at the St. Hilary rectory to confide in...

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Last Things
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Last Things

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 22)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

Father Dowling is used to unsolicited knocks on the rectory door, having done more than his share of counseling and assisting in delicate situations during his long career. So when Eleanor Wygant...

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Prodigal Father
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Prodigal Father

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 21)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

Father Roger Dowling is a busy man. He's got the ambitious and all-encompassing task of running St. Hilary's Parish, dealing with his busybody housekeeper, Mrs. Murkin, and counseling his flock with...

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Triple Pursuit
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Triple Pursuit

Father Dowling Mysteries (Volume 20)
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's Press

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...

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About the author

Ralph McInerny

Ralph McInerny (1929-2010) is the author of more than fifty books, including the popular Father Dowling series, and taught for over fifty years at the University of Notre Dame, where he was the director of the Jacques Maritain Center. He has been awarded the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award and appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He lived in South Bend, Indiana

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