The Man Who Loved God

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BANK ON MURDER

Long overdue for a vacation, Father Koesler turns over Old St. Joe's parish to Father Zachary Tully, the half-brother of Koesler's partner in crime-solving, Lt. Alonzo "Zoo" Tully. But no sooner has Father Zack settled in than he finds himself following in Koesler's gumshoe footsteps—straight into the heart of intrigue involving the deeply devout president of a Detroit bank and a stunning woman with a tragic past and a vengeful ...
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The Man Who Loved God: The Father Koesler Mysteries: Book 19

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Overview

BANK ON MURDER

Long overdue for a vacation, Father Koesler turns over Old St. Joe's parish to Father Zachary Tully, the half-brother of Koesler's partner in crime-solving, Lt. Alonzo "Zoo" Tully. But no sooner has Father Zack settled in than he finds himself following in Koesler's gumshoe footsteps—straight into the heart of intrigue involving the deeply devout president of a Detroit bank and a stunning woman with a tragic past and a vengeful heart. When the manager of the bank's newest branch is murdered, the brothers Tully team up to untangle a chain of dark secrets, broken laws, and shattered commandments. . . .

The nineteenth in the series of mysteries by the bestselling author of The Rosary Murders--a finalist for the American Book Award--The Man Who Loved God continues the adventures of Father Robert Koesler, the priest/sleuth who solves murders in Detroit. 288 pp. 15,000 print.

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Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
After 18 previous Father Koesler mysteries, Kienzle isn't about to abandon the formula he's used since The Rosary Murders appeared in 1979: take a religious (Catholic) issue or two; add a crime whose solution is aided by specialized knowledge of Catholic theology or ritual; and put it all in the hands of a genial, caring priest. Here, Kienzle offers a slight variation on the tried and true. Father Bob Koesler, the popular amateur sleuth and Detroit priest, takes a vacation literally and figuratively away from the action. Taking his place is Father Zachary Tully, who comes to Detroit (from Dallas) to present an award to banker and philanthropist Thomas A. Adams. Father Tully is also eager to meet the half-brother he never knew he had, Detroit police lieutenant Alonzo "Zoo" Tully. When one of Adams's vice-presidents is murdered just after being named to head a new inner-city bank branch, Father Tully and his brother find themselves working together. Introducing a new, younger sleuthing priest doesn't improve Kienzle's wooden dialogue; nor does it make awkward plot contrivances any easier to swallow. One mystery is solved, but one remains: Is this a vacation for Father Koesler or permanent retirement?
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
After 18 previous Father Koesler mysteries, Kienzle isn't about to abandon the formula he's used since The Rosary Murders appeared in 1979: take a religious (Catholic) issue or two; add a crime whose solution is aided by specialized knowledge of Catholic theology or ritual; and put it all in the hands of a genial, caring priest. Here, Kienzle offers a slight variation on the tried and true. Father Bob Koesler, the popular amateur sleuth and Detroit priest, takes a vacation literally and figuratively away from the action. Taking his place is Father Zachary Tully, who comes to Detroit (from Dallas) to present an award to banker and philanthropist Thomas A. Adams. Father Tully is also eager to meet the half-brother he never knew he had, Detroit police lieutenant Alonzo "Zoo" Tully. When one of Adams's vice-presidents is murdered just after being named to head a new inner-city bank branch, Father Tully and his brother find themselves working together. Introducing a new, younger sleuthing priest doesn't improve Kienzle's wooden dialogue; nor does it make awkward plot contrivances any easier to swallow. One mystery is solved, but one remains: Is this a vacation for Father Koesler or permanent retirement? (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780708942956
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Father Koesler Mystery Ser.
  • Pages: 440

Meet the Author

William X. Kienzle, author of eighteen previous Father Koesler mysteries, spent twenty years as a parish priest. After leaving the priesthood, he became editor of MPLS magazine in Minneapolis and later moved to Texas, where he was director of the Center for Contemplative Studies at the University of Dallas. Kienzle and his wife, Javan, live in Detroit, where he enjoys playing piano as a diversion from writing.
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