The Bishop at the Lake by Andrew M. Greeley
A Bishop Blackie Ryan Novel

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Matters of succession lead to attempted murder in the latest of Greeley's popular mysteries.

Archbishop Malachi Nolan has designs on the Diocese of Chicago despite the fact the Most Reverend Blackwood Ryan, himself recently appointed an archbishop, is currently in line for the post. Assigned to keep watch on his rival, Blackie travels to the Nolan family estate in Grand Banks, where he soon finds himself immersed in an entirely different dynastic struggle. 

Spike Nolan, founder of Aviation Electronics, isn't even dead yet, but his children, grandchildren, and their respective spouses are already feuding over who will inherit control of the multimillion-dollar company. The only family member who doesn't have a stake in the quarrel is the clerical Malachi . . . so why is he the one targeted by an unknown killer? 

To get to the bottom of the mystery, Blackie will have to sort through the tangled family dynamics of this highly dysfunctional clan, as well as figure how out his fellow archbishop was nearly stung to death by hornets inside a locked room!

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About Andrew M. Greeley

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A native of Chicago, Reverend Andrew M. Greeley, is a priest, distinguished sociologist and bestselling author. He is professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona, as well as Research Associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. His current sociological research focuses on current issues facing the Catholic Church-including celibacy of priests, ordination of women, religious imagination, and sexual behavior of Catholics.Father Greeley received the S.T.L. in 1954 from St. Mary of Lake Seminary. His graduate work was done at the University of Chicago, where he received the M.A. Degree in 1961 and the Ph.D. in 1962.Father Greeley has written scores of books and hundreds of popular and scholarly articles on a variety of issues in sociology, education and religion. His column on political, church and social issues is carried by the carried by the Chicago Sun Times and may other newspapers. He stimulates discussion of neglected issues and often anticipates sociological trends. He is the author of more than thirty bestselling novels and an autobiography, Furthermore!: Confessions of a Parish Priest.
 
Published September 18, 2007 by Forge Books. 320 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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As Sean Cardinal Cronin, his boss, is wont to say: “Thank God, Blackwood, you are on our side.” So now there’s trouble indeed in the old neighborhood: three dead bodies, stripped and mutilated, desecrating the sanctuary of St. Lucy’s, the parish church.

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Auxiliary Bishop Blackwood Ryan of Chicago, who never saw the locked-room mystery he couldn’t crack (The Bishop and the Missing L Train, 2000, etc.), gets a Gallic challenge in his third time out.

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“One cardinal ought to be enough for Chicago, ought he not, Blackwood?” Patently, yes.

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“Well, you better solve that locked-room mystery, or your perfect record will be ruined,” the Cardinal enjoins Blackie, who solves it, of course—as will many, many readers, since it’s not all that mysterious.

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In Greeley’s winning sixth Blackie Ryan novel (after 2006’s The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood ), Ryan’s boss, the archbishop of Chicago, sends

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The press has dubbed President John Patrick McGurn "Machine Gun McGurn" and accused him of being a tool of the Chicago Irish Mafia.

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