The Greatest Evil by William Kienzle
The Father Koesler Mysteries: Book 20

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"Thank heavens. Father Koesler is back!" —Cedar Rapids Gazette

"In the solving of the mystery, Koesler is challenged by a wealth of thought-provoking issues. With the familiar Kienzle twists and turns, the reader is forced to examine personal thoughts about religion, sin, and of course, the greatest evil."—Oakland Press

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

The redoubtable Father Robert Koesler is preparing to welcome into his parish Father Zachary Tully. An obstacle to Father Tully's assumption of his duties is suddenly put forth by the bishop, Vincent Delvecchio, a man Father Koesler has known since seminary days. An evening of talk leads Koesler and Tully into a discussion about the difficult bishop. As Father Koesler tries to explain the character of Delvecchio and his relationship to the many people in their common past, our holy sleuth uncovers a murder that had previously gone unnoticed. What will he do?

In The Greatest Evil, author William X. Kienzle was in top form. His twentieth Father Koesler whodunit is packed with Kienzle's signature twists and turns, all featuring the venerable vicar who often becomes a wise and wary investigator. As Father Koesler begins solving the mystery behind Delvecchio's demanding nature, the priest puzzles over an extremely odd set of circumstances. Kienzle reveals sacred and sober secrets at just the right moment to achieve the author's intended  effect. The combination makes for the kind of spellbinding story that mystery buffs came to expect from Kienzle.
 

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 January 15, 2013 by Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC. 278 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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