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The Bishop and the Beggar Girl of St. Germaine | [Andrew Greeley]

The Bishop and the Beggar Girl of St. Germaine

With over 15 million copies of his books in print, Father Andrew M. Greeley has an unmatched flair for writing entertaining fiction that offers wry observations about religious and secular life. His popular novels featuring Bishop Blackie Ryan offer delightful locked-room mysteries set against the intricate politics of the Catholic church.
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With over 15 million copies of his books in print, Father Andrew M. Greeley has an unmatched flair for writing entertaining fiction that offers wry observations about religious and secular life. His popular novels featuring Bishop Blackie Ryan offer delightful locked-room mysteries set against the intricate politics of the Catholic church.

Bishop Blackie has no desire to leave the friendly confines of his Chicago neighborhood to traipse around Paris searching for Fr're Jean-Claude, a popular priest who has inexplicably vanished while filming a television show. But when his Archbishop boss says, "See to it," Blackie can hardly refuse. As he sifts through a pile of suspects that includes everyone from church leaders to television executives, Blackie begins to wonder whether the reason no one can find Jean-Claude is because Jean-Claude doesn't want to be found.

George Guidall's entertaining narration perfectly captures the sharp wit and worldly wisdom of Bishop Blackie as he puzzles his way through this beguiling mystery.

©2001 Andrew M. Greeley; (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC.

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    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 06-24-09
    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 06-24-09

    trying to see the world with my ears

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    "predictble Greeley but has charm"

    Bishop Blackie is back with his usual gentle humour and Catholic milieu but with a more interesting than usual setting (Paris) and a more predictable than usual mystery. But I don't download Greeley for edge-of-seat action and suspense, just for an relaxing airport or waiting room listen, one without vivid violence or sex, written well enough to hold attention (but not riveting enough to miss a flight call). This novel suited that purpose. Excellent narration makes up for the pedestrian pace. I give it an extra star for Greeley's acknowledgement of the feminine face of God and the charming creation tale tacked on the end.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea 03-22-14
    Andrea 03-22-14
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    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As usual Mr Guidall is excellent and kept me listening to this book longer then I probably would have if another narrator was doing this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I found disappointment to be the main "spark" -- the answer to the "mystery" was so very anticlimatic.


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    Susan Boise, ID, United States 02-20-13
    Susan Boise, ID, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2007

    I enjoy Scandinavian mystery and crime authors like Asa Larsson, Helene Tursten, Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum and Amaaldur Indridason just to name a few.

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    Take time to enjoy this story. Bishop Blackie tells a good story. I have listened to this a couple of times.

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