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Happy are the Meek (Father Blackie Ryan, Bk 1)
Happy are the Meek - Father Blackie Ryan, Bk 1 Author:Andrew M. Greeley Monsignor Blackie Ryan, whom you may remember from Greeley's Virgin and Martyr, is back in top form. This time the fastest sleuth in the Archdiocese of Chicago has his hands full with a murder mystery involving 11 suspects, a locked room to which no one had access, and a Satanic cult! — The victim is Wolfe Quinlan, found in his locked study, a m... more »edieval broadsword run through his chest. He was a ruthless businessman who, in a drunken rage just that evening, had angered everyone in his life. There's his abused wife, Suzie...his quiet submissive daughter, Laurel...his blatantly gay son...Larry Burke, his investment adviser, who lusts after Suzie...and Father Armande, leader of the Satanist Church of the Angels of Light, who stands to inherit Quinlan's entire fortune!
Suzie reveals that Father Armande had ordered his followers to perform lewd sexual acts, and that he may have dark designs on innocent Laurel. But is he the murderer? And, if not, will Blackie's race to find the killer leave Laurel all the more vulnerable to Father Armande's hypnotic, charismatic powers?