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Inhaltsangabe: "A sophisticated and baffling thriller . . . a real bone-freezer." ?Publishers Weekly "Ingenious, witty, literate?at once irreverent and compassionate?an impressive tour indeed for a first-time novelist." ?Los Angeles Times "Well-paced, tightly written, exciting as hell, and, quite possibly, the best mystery I've read in years." ?Dallas Times-Herald The Rosary Murders was William X. Kienzle's first Father Koesler mystery, published in 1978. Twenty-three more books followed, creating a best-selling mystery series mostly set in Detroit and reflecting the personality of its hero, Father Robert Koesler, a diocesan priest with a penchant for sleuthing. The Rosary Murders was named one of the top twenty-five mysteries of the twentieth century in spring 2000 by the Chicago Sun-Times. It was also made into a movie, with Donald Sutherland in the role of Father Koesler. In The Rosary Murders, Detroit priests and nuns are being methodically murdered; all are found with a plain black rosary entwined between their fingers as a calling card. From Ash Wednesday, when the murderer first struck, the police seem helpless to solve the string of senseless murders. The weeks that follow become a nightmare for the crack homicide team headed by Lieutenant Walter Koznicki, until Father Koesler breaks the madmen's code. Here is a story with tension, excitement, intelligence, and a rare wit and humor. Kienzle painstakingly leads you through every step in an intensive police investigation of heinous series of murders. Police procedure and Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper reporting are as much a part of the action as the crimes themselves. With superb control of the novel's movement, Kienzle can tantalize at a tortoise's pace and torment with a breakneck hare's pace.
Father William Koesler, a Roman Catholic priest and editor of the Detroit Catholic, is the amateur detective of this series. The crimes he solves are an interesting tangle involving religion and ethics, much like Harry Kemelman's Rabbi series, but the Father Koesler mysteries are remarkable especially for the insights they offer into the lives of priests and nuns -- and for the fly-on-the-wall perspective on what priests actually talk about around the dinner table in the parish rectory. Is it true to life? Most likely it is; Kienzle spent two decades as a parish priest and, like his protagonist, edited a Catholic newspaper before he left the priesthood.
--Margaret Sanborn, Senior Publicity Copywriter
Titel: The Rosary Murders
Verlag: Andrews and McMeel
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Andrews and McMeel, 1979. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP82062568
Buchbeschreibung Andrews & McMeel. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749738669
Buchbeschreibung Andrews & McMeel. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749673842
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001736609
Buchbeschreibung H & S, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. First Edition. personal library sticker to fep. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 257 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17261
Buchbeschreibung Andrews and McMeel, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. First Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 120726048
Buchbeschreibung London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1979; 0-340-24535-2, 1979. 1st edition. 1st impression. Nr fine/ Dust jacket Nr fine. 257pp with red endpapers. Black covers with gilt tile on spine. " This book marks the debut of a priest-detective who is sure to become an established favourite.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18226
Buchbeschreibung Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall. This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in Publisher's original blue coloured cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Very Good dust-jacket that has some slight rubbing and wear to the outer edges of the dust-jacket with a couple of small closed tears to extremities of the d/j.Not price clipped and this copy has NO previous inscriptions present.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there is no leaning or rolling to spine.This book was acquired from the impressive private collection of Alan Melzak (London) who had assembled a large Library of novels including Crime,Horror,Mystery and Detection on which movie thrillers have been based,and of which have a film noir quality about them.This book was the basis of the film of the same name starring Donald Sutherland.The d/j comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve,8vo 257pp First Edition 1st Impression. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34770
Buchbeschreibung Andrews and McMeel, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 340245352