Kill and Tell by William Kienzle
The Father Koesler Mysteries: Book 6 (The Father Koesler Mystery)

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"This is the good old Dorothy Sayers/John Dickson Carr school of homicide with civilized people doing what civilized people do best: dispatching each other." —Los Angeles Times

"Bill Kienzle does have a way with a tale. And a nifty way of mixing Church dogma and gossip into the plot." —New York Daily News

"Each Kienzle novel seems to top the last. As we have said before, give us this day our daily Kienzle." —West Coast Review of Books

From William X. Kienzle, author of the classic mystery, The Rosary Murders.

Auto executive Frank Hoffman is on his way up at The Company. Someone would like him out of the way—permanently. Father Robert Koesler discovers at least four people who would benefit personally and professionally from Hoffman's death, but can he pinpoint the villain before it's too late? Mystery writer William X. Kienzle take his Father Koesler beyond the church walls into the boardrooms and back rooms of big business. There Koesler finds out more than he cares to know of the machinations of ambitious executives striving to reach the top at The Company. But is ambition the motive for attempted murder?

In Kill and Tell, Kienzle's sixth book featuring Father Koesler, the two have become as inseparable as Agatha Christie and Miss Marple. Here we meet once again our old friend Walter Koznicki and are introduced to a new cast of characters, drawn no less finely, and revolving around auto executive Frank Hoffman.

It's up to Father Koesler to discover the "who" and "why," which he does with a startling understanding of the personalities involved.

About William Kienzle

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Mystery writer and educator William Kienzle was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 11, 1928. Kienzle is a former Catholic priest who served for 20 years until he left the priesthood in 1974. He has served as director for the Center for Contemplative Studies at the University of Dallas and taught writing at St. Mary's College in Orchard Lake, Michigan. Kienzle wrote The Rosary Murders, a mystery novel featuring Father Robert Koestler, a Catholic priest from Detroit. Koestler appears in almost 20 other books. Kienzle died on December 28, 2001.
Published July 17, 2012 by Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC. 249 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Another talky outing for Detroit's Father Bob Koesler—with the murder not arriving this time until nearly two-thirds of the way through.

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