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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (292 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew M. Greeley Narrator: Paul Micahel Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN:
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The irrepressible Bishop Blackwood Ryan returns as his Cardinal dispatches Blackie to The University on the South Side of Chicago to investigate a baffling locked-room mystery. Someone has assassinated a Russian Orthodox monk in his office at the Divinity School, despite the fact that the door of his office was bolted shut from the inside and no killer was found within.

Who shot Brother Semyon Ivanivich Popov? There were only four professors in the building on the night of the shooting: a feminist theologian, a distinguished scripture scholar, an expert on the Talmud, and a young tenure-seeking professor whom Blackie compares to a silverback gorilla.

It turns out that the mystery of the locked room is simple compared to the international intrigue that swiftly develops around the case. Intelligence agents from diverse nations seem to be involved, as well as both the Sicilian and Russian mobs. Blackie soon finds himself the target of threats and actual bullets as he seeks to unravel the deepening mystery surrounding the murdered monk, whose murky secrets may stretch all the way to the Vatican itself!

Murder is more than academic in yet another delightful whodunit by one of America's most popular storytellers.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila Summerhays | 12/8/2013

    " Blackie Ryan is an interesting Bishop, hilarious when he is the visiting instructor in the class of the Keen Dean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 10/26/2013

    " Interesting mystery involving the Catholic church, the Russian Orthodoxy, and even the U.S. government. Crazy plot, interesting dialogue and characters. Not sure if I like his style, though; a little too boastful, I think. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lanee | 8/19/2013

    " not as good as others; "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick | 5/7/2013

    " Well worth the time reading. Even better than the Father Dowling mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dona | 2/9/2013

    " Good story, but I find that I can't follow some of the religious references. I've read other Andrew Greeley's before, but this one was hard for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindy Duree | 2/7/2013

    " Not my favorite Father Greeley book. I do like the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/28/2012

    " Fun read. Bishop Blackie solves a locked room murder. The victim isn't who everyone thinks he is and involves the CIA and the Vatican. AND on top of everything else Blackie plays yente. Good bathtub book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 5/14/2012

    " Russian Orthodox monk is murdered in his office at "The University". Blackie solves the locked room mystery. A pleasant summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 4/22/2012

    " When I read this book, I had no idea it was number 15 in a series, but I really liked the little Irish bishop who solves mysteries and will have to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/27/2011

    " A really fun, educated mystery. I love how Bishop Blackie doesn't takes himself, his religion, or the church establishment too seriously but yet has a strong sense of faith. I hope to read more of Blackie this summer for relaxing fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 6/6/2011

    " Blackie Ryan is an interesting Bishop, hilarious when he is the visiting instructor in the class of the Keen Dean.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick | 4/23/2011

    " Well worth the time reading. Even better than the Father Dowling mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nana | 6/29/2010

    " Russian Orthodox monk is murdered in his office at "The University". Blackie solves the locked room mystery. A pleasant summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/9/2010

    " Fun read. Bishop Blackie solves a locked room murder. The victim isn't who everyone thinks he is and involves the CIA and the Vatican. AND on top of everything else Blackie plays yente. Good bathtub book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindy | 12/9/2009

    " Not my favorite Father Greeley book. I do like the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 10/13/2008

    " Interesting mystery involving the Catholic church, the Russian Orthodoxy, and even the U.S. government. Crazy plot, interesting dialogue and characters. Not sure if I like his style, though; a little too boastful, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/27/2008

    " A really fun, educated mystery. I love how Bishop Blackie doesn't takes himself, his religion, or the church establishment too seriously but yet has a strong sense of faith. I hope to read more of Blackie this summer for relaxing fun. "

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About the Author
Andrew Greeley is a Catholic priest and sociologist, and the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including Summer at the Lake and Contract with an Angel, which are available from Brilliance Audio. He lives in Chicago.