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The Letter Killeth

The Letter Killeth

A Mystery Set at the University of Notre Dame

Roger and Philip Knight Mysteries (Volume 10)

Ralph McInerny

Minotaur Books

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Once the college football season draws to a close for the Fighting Irish, there is little reason to ride out the winter in South Bend, Indiana. Those who can leave do, but P.I. Philip Knight stays on at Notre Dame when the university asks him to discreetly investigate a rash of threatening letters that have been sent to a number of administrators, including the new football coach, who resurrected the team in a single year.


While conspiracy theories are as prevalent as the cold, Philip and his brother Roger think the letters are probably a prank or possibly a student paper's attempt at yellow journalism but nothing more. Then a controversial professor's car is set on fire, a man is found dead on campus, and the Knight brothers find themselves hot on the trail of a killer in Ralph McInerny's tenth mystery set at Notre Dame.

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Part One

Winter lingers in northern

Indiana, and snow continues to fall well into March, courtesy of Lake Michigan. Sometimes, of course, snow comes fluttering down with all the sweetness of a Christmas card, the weather almost...

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Praise for The Letter Killeth

"The Knights put their formidable intellects to the case, with triumphant results that should satisfy series fans." - Publishers Weekly

"McInerny's tenth Notre Dame mystery is a typically rewarding and heady mix of mayhem, sly humor, and campus politics." - Booklist

"You’ve got to admire a writer who can evoke the frigid South Bend winter so powerfully that you reach for another sweater between chapters." - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Ralph McInerny

RALPH McINERNY is the author of over thirty books, including the popular Father Dowling mystery series, and has taught for more than fifty years at the University of Notre Dame, where he is the director of the Jacques Maritain Center. He has been awarded the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

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