The Bishop and the Beggar Girl of St. Germain (Bishop Blackie Ryan, Bk 12)
The Bishop and the Beggar Girl of St Germain - Bishop Blackie Ryan, Bk 12 Author:Andrew M. Greeley The bestselling priest & novelist Andrew M. Greeley continues the tales of the intrepid Bishop Blackie Ryan with this absorbing & suspenseful mystery, set in France, of a missing beloved television priest. — Not just an ordinary priest but a priest/television superstar, idolized by the people of France, loved by everyone except, of course... more » the French hierarchy, the church, state and the Paris television community.
The Archbishop of Paris, familiar with Bishop Blackie Ryan's impressive sleuthing skills, asks Blackie's boss, the Archbishop of Chicago Sean Cardinal Cronin, for help in finding this missing priest. As usual, Cardinal Cronin resolves the matter with a brusque "See to it, Blackie."
Undaunted, Blackie and his beautiful sidekick defy uncooperative Paris police, an unbending church, and reluctant witnesses to find the bizarre solution to one of the most fascinating puzzles he has ever encountered.« less
I'm a fan of Greeley's style. I like his wit, his assumption that the reader has what used to be called "a liberal eduction", and the way he works theological viewpoints into the story. I may be weird, but here's another "locked room" mystery that is solved with a twist. Athiests will not appreciate this book, everyone else should give it a shot, especially those familiar with Catholic tradition.