The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood

The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood

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"Blackwood, there's trouble in the old neighborhood! Murder in the sanctuary of the Church!"

The church in question is St. Lucy's, a humble edifice at the heart of a venerable Chicago neighborhood now suffering the throes of gentrification. St. Lucy's has long stood as a bulwark against evil and change, which some in the community have often seen as much the same thing.

Now three dead bodies have been left in the sanctuary, stripped, mutilated, and shot through the head, execution-style. A warning to those who would remake the neighborhood---or to St. Lucy's charismatic monsignor, who has made a few enemies of his own?

Dispatched by his cardinal to investigate, Bishop "Blackie" Ryan fears that the atrocious murders are only the beginning of a campaign of terror directed at this particular church. But to solve the mystery, and to banish the evil gathering over the community, Blackie will need an unexpected assist from his own long-dead father, as well as the help of Declan O'Donnell, a savvy young cop with a touch of the second sight, and of Camilla Datilo, a radiant assistant state's attorney of Sicilian origins.

The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood is another charming and compelling page-turner by bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 17mm | 331g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765395509
  • 9780765395504
  • 1,344,709

Review quote

"Father Greeley always succeeds at penning a fascinating tale, complete with ripe moments of humor and a touch of romance." --Romantic Times Bookclub on The Bishop Goes to The University

"Greeley interweaves both spiritual and educational topics into another supremely entertaining adventure." --Booklist on The Bishop Goes to The University

"Blackie once again proves to be a loyal friend, a formidable foe, and a gifted spiritual advisor. An entertaining romp through the West Wing." --Booklist on The Bishop in the West Wing

"Will delight Greeley fans because it follows his near-perfect formula of adventure and amusement, mystery and mastery of the English language. Enjoy this one--The Bishop in the West Wing is a winner" --Star Newspapers

"Fun is the word for bestseller Greeley's latest, lively Bishop Blackie Ryan thriller....[Readers] will appreciate the well-drawn characters, swift action, and logical resolution." --Publishers Weekly on The Bishop in the West Wing

"It's an especially enjoyable tale for a mystery fan on a hot day when murder is just too heavy to deal with and a poltergeist's antics can be just the thing." --Abilene Reporter-News on The Bishop in the West Wing
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About Andrew M Greeley

Priest, sociologist, author, and journalist, Father Andrew M. Greeley (1928-2013) was the author of over 50 bestselling novels and more than 100 works of nonfiction. His novels include the Bishop Blackie Ryan series, including The Archbishop in Andalusia; the Nuala Anne McGrail series, including Irish Tweed; the O'Malley Family Saga, including A Midwinter's Tale; and standalones such as Home for Christmas and The Cardinal Sins.

A leading spokesperson for generations of Catholics, Father Greeley unflinchingly urged his beloved Church to become more responsive to believers' evolving concerns. He chronicled his service to the Church in two autobiographies, Confessions of a Parish Priest and Furthermore!
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403 ratings
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4 38% (155)
3 31% (124)
2 3% (11)
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