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Philip Crowe, a hit man, arrives in a town in Indiana to meet a woman who has hired him. While he is hot-wiring a car, a young man tries to help him, but gets clobbered for his efforts.
Henry Dolan's granddaughter, Martha Lynch, adopted twenty-three years earlier by Henry's daughter and son-in-law, has decided she wants to find her birth parents. Her adopted parents are frantic over the idea of losing her, so Henry seeks out the popular pastor of St. Hilary's parish in Fox River, the parish that married the Dolans and baptized their children. Father Dowling is well known for his sensitivity and patient nurturing of his parishioners, and Henry hopes that the pastor can find a solution to this problem threatening his family's peace. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Dolans and the Lynches, Martha's birth father, Nathaniel Fleck, has contacted Martha's real mother, Madeline Lorenzo, for details about Martha. Madeline doesn't want to intrude on the young woman's life, nor does she want to upset her own. But he won't leave her alone, and so she turns in her panic to Amos Cadbury, a lawyer and one of Father Dowling's best friends, for advice. When Nathaniel is murdered two days later, Dowling and Cadbury come together to juggle their responsibilities to the families involved while uncovering the truth behind the murder.
the body of professor Martin Kilmartin was discovered during the mid- semester break. "Don't die between semesters," Father Carmody said "Above all, don't die in a campus office."
Phil and Jimmy are enjoying a golf game, when they find a man apparently suffering a heart attack he is rushed to the hospital, but he dies. An autopsy suggests that his death was not accidental.
When Fred Neville winds up dead under mysterious circumstances, amateur sleuth and academic Roger Knight and his brother, Phil, a P.I., investigate the apparent murder. The trouble: no suspects.
Andrew Broom is pleased to be working on an investigation in which he can combine a visit to the crime scene with a quick nine holes. But-
Father Dowling, respected by all, is well known for his willingness to lend a helping hand whenever he can. So it's nosurprise when Stanley Collins shows up at theSt. Hilary's rectory to confide in Father Dowlingabout the troubled marriage of one of thechurch's parishioners. Dowling promises to dohis best to find a way to help, but it's soon toolate. One of the parties involved is viciouslykilled in a hit-and-run car accident. Is it murder? Dowling knows there is good reason to suspect so, but when his friend Detective Phil Keegan labels it an accident, Dowling's hands are tied. It's a question of ethics. Unable to break Collins's confidence, he can only keep tabs on the investigation from afar. While searching for the truth, Dowling must protect the secrets of his parishioners at all costs. In Ralph Mcinerny's complex and satisfying mystery Requiem for a Realtor, the charming Father Dowling returns once again, tangled in a web of deceit that will intrigue and delight his dedicated fans.
The victim, a client of Andrew Broom's, is gunned down in his backyard. But somebody sees the murder. An aging hippie and his nubile young companion seize this golden opportunity for blackmail. Ironically, it's Andrew Broom's maroon BMW that the couple steals. It's an act that teaches them a deadly lesson: a killer who kills once-will kill again. Especially for a fortune buried in the murdered man's backyard. The killer's carefully orchestrated plan is coming to fruition. He's had some good advice, especially from Andrew Broom. But Broom is sharp, perhaps too sharp for his own good. He's begun to put some interesting pieces of a puzzle together ... with decidedly dangerous consequences.
An astounding miracle. Two vicious murders. A secret that could change the world. The Rosary Chronicles begin. Retired CIA operative Vincent Traeger spent years working undercover in Rome. But when the Vatican's Secretary of State is brutally murdered along with a prefect of the Vatican Library, Traeger must not only solve the murders, but fight an unseen enemy and navigate a treacherous maze through history, faith, and his own past if he is ever to discover the astonishing truth.
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