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Publication Order of Andrew Broom Books

Cause and Effect (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Body and Soil (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savings and Loam (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mom and Dead (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Law and Ardor (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heirs and Parents (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Egidio Manfredi Books

Publication Order of Father Dowling Books

Her Death of Cold (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bishop as Pawn (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Station (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lying Three (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Vespers (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thicker Than Water (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Loss of Patients (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grass Widow (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting a Way with Murder (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rest in Pieces (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Basket Case (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abracadaver / Slight of Body (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four on the Floor (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judas Priest (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desert Sinner (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seed of Doubt (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cardinal Offense (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tears of Things (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Undertakings (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triple Pursuit (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prodigal Father (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Things (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Requiem for a Realtor (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Ties (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prudence of the Flesh (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widow's Mate (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ash Wednesday (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wisdom of Father Dowling (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stained Glass (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compassion of Father Dowling (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Father Dowling Young Adult Mystery Books

The Case of the Dead Winner (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Constant Caller (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Notre Dame Books

On This Rockne (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lack of the Irish (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Tenure (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Kills (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emerald Aisle (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celt and Pepper (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Coffee (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Thumb (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Gilt (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letter Killeth (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Alibi (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Revolution (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sham Rock (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute Books

The Catholic Writer (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe (By: Anonymous,William A. Dembski,Stephen C. Meyer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Rosary Chronicles Books

The Third Revelation (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relic of Time (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sister Mary Teresa Mystery Books

as Monica Quill
Not a Blessed Thing (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let Us Prey (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Then There Was Nun (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nun of the Above (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sine Qua Nun (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Veil of Ignorance (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sister Hood (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nun Plussed (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Half Past Nun (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Takes the Veil and Other Stories (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Collections

Thou Shalt Not Kill (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soul of Wit (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Knights (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Thomism in an Age of Renewal (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Themes in Christian Philosophy (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Art and Prudence (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
St. Thomas Aquinas (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boethius And Aquinas (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aquinas on Human Action (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Question of Christian Ethics (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aquinas Against the Averroists (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let's Write a Novel (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let's Read Latin (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aquinas and Analogy (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Uncertain Legacy (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Went Wrong with Vatican II (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Characters in Search of Their Author (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Defamation of Pius XII (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Catholic Writers (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dante and the Blessed Virgin (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines Books

A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning (By: James V. Schall) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide To U.S. History (By: Wilfred M. McClay) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Psychology (By: Daniel N. Robinson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Natural Science (By: Stephen M. Barr) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Economics (By: Paul T. Heyne) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Religious Studies (By: D.G. Hart) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Classics (By: Bruce S. Thornton) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to the Study of Law (By: Gerard V. Bradley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy (By: Harvey C. Mansfield) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to International Relations (By: Angelo M. Codevilla) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to American Political Thought (By: George W. Carey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Music History (By: R.J. Stove) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum: Core Curriculum Guide (By: Mark C. Henrie) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Literature (By: R.V. Young) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student's Guide to Philosophy (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Murder Most Books

Murder Most Sacred (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Medieval (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Delicious (By: Martin H. Greenberg,Barbara Paul) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Irish (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Delectable (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Divine (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Romantic (By: Martin H. Greenberg,Susan Sizemore) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Postal (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Feline (By: Martin H. Greenberg,Ed Gorman) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Confederate (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Celtic (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Intellectuals Speak Out About God: A Handbook for the Christian Student in a Secular Society(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malice Domestic 4(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Common Truths: New Perspectives on Natural Law(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unholy Orders(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Catholic(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World\\\'s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ralph McInerny
Ralph McInerny was a fiction writer best known for his Father Dowling mystery series. McInerny has authored under different pseudonyms, including Harry Austin, Monica Quill, Ernan Mackey, Matthew FitzRalph, and Edward Mackin. His popular series featured Father Dowling, who was the basics of the main character in a television show titled Father Dowling Mysteries, which aired from 1987-1991.

McInerny also worked as a professor of Philosophy, Medieval Studies professor at Notre Dame University, and a Catholic religious scholar.

Her Death of Cold
Her Death of Cold is the first book in the Father Dowling series. The book features Father Dowling, a man who has just set foot in Fox River town. A three o’clock call by one of his parishioners, Sylvia Lowry, changes his life. The 75-year old widow reaches out to Father in the dead of night, and he does everything to calm her down. Sylvia is sure that her kids are out to get her, but Father Dowling convinces her that she is overreacting. When Sylvia disappears, Father Dowling starts to believe her. Sylvia’s fears turn out to be true when her lifeless body is found on the kitchen floor a few days after her disappearance. It is clear that she was murdered.

Thanks to the Sylvia case, Dowling gets another chance to meet his fellow training mate, Phil Keegan. Phil had begun training with Dowling in seminary school before he quit after just one year. Currently, Phil is the head of the local detectives and is among the best investigators in the Fox River area. The two friends team up to help solve the older woman’s murder. As the investigation intensifies, dark secrets about Sylvia’s family are discovered. Tales of greed and betrayal emerge, and the two friends leave no stone unturned in their search for justice.

Aside from Sylvia’s call to Dowling, there are many reasons why her family is in a spot. First, there is the $150,000 that mysteriously disappears from Sylvia’s account as soon as her body is discovered. The children are also not very cooperative in answering questions regarding their mother’s disappearance and subsequent death. There is the question of why the children would kill their mother, given the fact that they were also wealthy. Is it possible that Sylvia was murdered by an outsider who is working on framing the family?

Away from Sylvia’s story, this book gives the reader a glimpse of how the catholic church works. The book also focuses on the saving of souls, even when fighting for justice, and explains how a Catholic priest could make a great detective. This is not to mean that the book is unbearably religious, far from it. There is a lot of juice that even secular readers will enjoy. While most of the characters are Catholic, their ideas and arguments are not discriminatory at all. There are characters that you will love and others that you will love to hate.

Her Death of Cold is a perfect choice if you are looking for a thriller that also comes with essential life lessons. The conclusion ties all the chapters and beautifully brings an intriguing story to an end. This story is simply a delight. It is simple without being simplistic and is a perfect read for a lazy afternoon. At slightly over 200 pages, the book is short, and you can enjoy it in a single sitting.
On This Rockne

On This Rockne is the first book in the Notre Dame series. The book features Marcus Bramble, a well-to-do alumnus of the Notre Dame campus. Just like the rest of his campus-mates, Marcus has an unhealthy attachment to football. He is willing to use his wealth to keep the football culture in his former campus alive. Marcus promises to contribute $10 million if the money will go to making a memorial for the university’s legendary coach Knute Rockne. Madeline Rune, one of Notre Dame’s trustee, makes disapproving remarks about this donation. After that, she is found dead.

Marcus is among the first suspects. The other suspect is Madeline’s womanizing husband. Things take an exciting twist when Madeline’s husband also dies, and it is clear that he was also murdered. These deaths shake the Notre Dame fraternity, and the administration is keen to find out what happened. Detective Philip Knight, with the help of his brother, gets to work to try and find the killer. As they continue with their investigation, the two brothers will find themselves in the middle of a raging war between academia that wants to bury football, and a wealthy donor is who is not hearing any of this. Aside from finding out what happened to Madeline, the detectives have to prevent the murderer from laying hands on the next victim.

This is an exciting story with a solid plot and a host of interesting characters. It also highlights some of the issues that face academic institutions when it comes to balancing sports and academics. In Ralph McInerny’s style, the narration is simple, and the story is quite straightforward. Find out what happened to Madeline and her husband and the people responsible for their brutal killing. You will also see the lengths that a football fanatic is willing to go for the sake of the game. In the end, the Knight brothers will not only help resolve the murder, but they will also put to bed a matter that was threatening to bring deep cracks within the Notre Dame Campus board.

If you are a football fan, On This Rockne is a perfect read. The book comes complete with football replays and highlights that you will surely enjoy. The rest of the story is told with subtle humor. The reference to the Notre Dame campus makes this an interesting story for anyone in this university or living in the Michiana area. The characters, starting with the knight brothers to their Aunt Lucerne, are quite interesting, and it is fun to meet and learn a thing or two about them. Ralph McInerny is a talented author, and this shows throughout this story. Definitely an excellent introduction to a long and intriguing series.

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