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Precisely when the solemn ceremony receiving renegade Episcopal priest Father George Wheatley into the Roman Catholic priesthood is set to begin, a bomb explodes under the altar. Fortunately Father Wheatley arrives late, but poor old Father Farmer dies in the tragedy. 

Father Wheatley’s switch to the Roman church has certainly stirred up murderous passions in the parish. His son and daughter - one already an Episcopal priest, the other studying to become one - are seething. Conservative Catholics are enraged by the very idea of a married priest. As blind prejudice, jealousy, and thwarted ambition swirl around St. Joseph’s, that shrewd sleuth Father Koesler meditates on one question: Who placed the phone call that made Father Wheatley late for his own murder? 

©2001 William X. Kienzle (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“William Kienzle is the Harry Kemelman of Catholicism...Robert Koesler is the Detroit response to Rabbi Small.”(Los Angeles Times)

“As Kienzle addresses serious modern issues, he stops to digress and tell his wonderful stories...providing a neat solution with a twist.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer

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a bit sleepy

this is one of the most predictable culprits in the series but still told with several surprise additions. sorry to say the voice actor literally put me to sleep in chapter 6. voices were too similar with lack of energy. still, this book is well worth the listening. the touching following of our main characters really pleased me as well.