Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Complete FATHER DOWLING by Ralph McInerny

Complete list of mysteries starring parish priest Father Dowling, who "happens to have a knack for unraveling the mysteries of the real world as well as those of heaven." Written by Roman Catholic philosopher and professor Ralph Matthew McInerny (1929-2010):

Her Death of Cold (1977)
The Seventh Station (1977)
Bishop as Pawn (1978)
Lying Three (1979)
The Second Vespers (1980)
Thicker Than Water (1981)
A Loss of Patients (1982)
The Grass Widow (1983)
Getting a Way with Murder (1984)
Rest in Pieces (1985)
The Basket Case (1987)
Abracadaver (1989) 
Four on the Floor (1989)
Judas Priest (1991)
Desert Sinner (1992)
Seed of Doubt (1993)
A Cardinal Offense (1994)
The Tears of Things (1996)
Grave Undertakings (2000)
Triple Pursuit (2001)
Prodigal Father (2002)
Last Things (2003)
Requiem for a Realtor (2004)
Blood Ties (2005)
The Prudence of Flesh (2006)
The Widow's Mate (2007)
Ash Wednesday (2008)
Stained Glass (2009)
The Wisdom of Father Dowling (2009) - short story collection

Related links:
On the Square: Ralph McInerny (1929-2010) (First Things)
Ralph McInerny (1929-2010): Everything Is Different (The Catholic Thing)
Ralph McInerny dies at 80; Notre Dame scholar wrote Father Dowling novels (L.A. Times)
In memory of Ralph McInerny (University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College)
Good Knight, sweet Ralph: McInerny's mysterious last words (Renew America)

More amateur sleuths:
FATHER BROWN by G.K. Chesterton
JESSICA FLETCHER (Murder She Wrote) by Donald Bain
TRISH CUNNINGHAM (Mayhem in Maryland) by Candice Speare Prentice
DR. MARK SLOANE (Diagnosis: Murder) by Lee Goldberg
EARL WALKER by Chris Well
150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010

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