This Andrew M Greeley hard cover book is in good condition. The spine has no creases. The Jacket is in great shape with little edge wear. The pages are clean and tight with no store stamps on it. This book comes from a smoke and pet free home. First Edition, copyright Oct 2003 (0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) per inside jacket cover $24.95 u.s.
The Bishop Goes To The University
The irrepressible Bishop Blackwood Ryan returns as his Cardinal dispatches Blackie to The Univeristy 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 silver back 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 bullet 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.