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McInerny, Ralph 1929-2010

Overview
Works: 181 works in 970 publications in 1 language and 91,901 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  College stories  History  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, American  Sports stories 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PS3563.A31166, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph McInerny
Grave undertakings : a Father Dowling mystery by Ralph McInerny( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of a murdered mobster is stolen from its grave, Father Roger Dowling tries to discover whether the body's disappearance is related to the mobster's mysterious death
The widow's mate : a Father Dowling mystery by Ralph McInerny( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of the mangled body of Wallace Flanagan in one of his father's cement mixers sends Father Dowling on an investigation into the secret past of the victim, the heir to a lucrative concrete business, who supposedly had left town more than a decade earlier
Blood ties : a Father Dowling mystery by Ralph McInerny( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an adopted young woman's search for her birth parents leads to murder, Father Dowling and attorney Amos Cadbury risk the heartbreak and peace of two families as they seek the killer of Martha Lynch's biological father
Ash Wednesday by Ralph McInerny( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Dowling becomes entangled in a decade-old crime when he meets Nathaniel Green, returning home after being convicted of killing his terminally ill wife, and suspects that Green may not have committed the crime to which he confessed
Triple pursuit : a Father Dowling mystery by Ralph McInerny( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Hillary's Father Dowling investigates the death of a young woman killed in traffic. Meanwhile, the rivalry between elderly suitors threatens to disrupt the peaceful parish
A cardinal offense by Ralph McInerny( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In St. Hilary's rectory, Father Dowling meets with a husband seeking an annulment of his marriage. Then he meets with the wife who opposes it--they have been married 30 years. The husband is murdered and Father Dowling goes to work
Requiem for a realtor : a Father Dowling mystery by Ralph McInerny( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Dowling confronts an ethical dilemma when one of his parishioners reveals information in confidence about a troubled marriage, and the parishioner's spouse later becomes the victim of a brutal hit-and-run "accident" that could be murder
Stained glass : a Father Dowling mystery by Ralph McInerny( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With too many churches and not enough people to fill them, the Archdiocese has to make some cuts, and many of them, including the proposed closing of St. Hilary's are dangeriously close to the bone. Father dowling rushes to drum up support from church officials and parishioners, including the Deveres, who don't want to see the stained glass windows they donated go anywhere other than the church they were meant for, but they can hardly be of help when those closest to them start turning up dead.--From publisher's description
Irish coffee by Ralph McInerny( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the murder of a Notre Dame athletic department faculty member, professor Roger Knight and his P.I. brother Phil, meet a host of suspects at the victim's wake, including two women who both claim they were secretly engaged to him
Abracadaver by Ralph McInerny( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magic trick during a show a the St. Hilary's parish center uses a ring with an inscription memorable to Father Dowling, an item that figures largely in a subsequent murder investigation
Judas Priest : a Father Dowling mystery by Ralph McInerny( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Roger Dowling tries to find who murdered his friend's daughter right before she was to enter a convent
Celt and pepper by Ralph McInerny( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming suspicious after noting inconsistencies at the site of a young colleague's death, Notre Dame professor Roger Knight and his brother, Philip, draw on their academic expertise, as well as campus gossip, to solve the crime
Seed of doubt by Ralph McInerny( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Father Dowling investigates the death of a wealthy dowager, a second death occurs as the family squabbles over the contents of her will
Irish gilt by Ralph McInerny( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Phil Knight teams up with his brother, Notre Dame professor Roger Knight, to investigate the theft of some valuable artifacts and the killing of a researcher, crimes that may be linked to a nineteenth-century theologian
Getting a way with murder by Ralph McInerny( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Howard Downs is found not guilty of the murder of his wife, Captain Keegan and his men and Father Dowling reopen the investigation and turn up four more corpses
Desert sinner by Ralph McInerny( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Desert Sinner is the fifteenth mystery to feature Roger Dowling, the shrewd and compassionate priest of Fox River, Illinois. Ralph McInerny's novels are known for their subtle humor, humanity, grasp of religious issues, and Dowling's instinctively accurate sleuthing. In Desert Sinner, a former Las Vegas showgirl named Stacey Wilson is jailed for the murder of her husband, Marvin, a rich playboy whose marriage to the showgirl was a local scandal. Stacey staunchly claims innocence; despite a life sentence, she refuses to disclose her whereabouts on the murder day. While the police see the case as closed, Father Dowling, uncomfortable with the verdict, privately seeks the truth. Sin, innocence, and their linked consequences are played out by a varied cast of characters, in an absorbing plot that Father Dowling's readers will enjoy" -- from dust jacket flap
Irish alibi by Ralph McInerny( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger and Philip Knight become embroiled in a dangerous new case when the football rivalry between Georgia Tech and the University of Notre Dame ignites dark memories of the Civil War past that lead to modern-day murder
St. Thomas Aquinas by Ralph McInerny( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of St. Thomas Aquinas
Ethica Thomistica : the moral philosophy of Thomas Aquinas by Ralph McInerny( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praeambula fidei : Thomism and the God of the philosophers by Ralph McInerny( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The praeambula fidei ("preambles of faith") are regarded by Thomas Aquinas as the culmination of philosophy: natural theology, the highest knowledge of God that is possible on philosophical grounds alone. The natural home for such considerations is the Metaphysics of Aristotle and Thomas's commentary on that work. Yet Thomas's view has been cast into doubt, with philosophers and theologians alike attempting to drive a wedge between Aquinas and Aristotle. In this book, renowned philosopher Ralph McInerny sets out to review what Thomas meant by the phrase and to defend a robust understanding of Thomas's teaching on the subject. After setting forth different attitudes toward proofs of God's existence and outlining the difference between belief and knowledge, McInerny examines the texts in which Thomas uses and explains the phrase "preambles of faith." He then turns his attention to the work of eminent twentieth-century Thomists and chronicles their abandonment of the preambles. He draws a contrast between this form of Thomism and that of the classical Dominican commentators, notably Cajetan, arguing that part of the abandonment of the notion of the preambles as philosophical involves a misreading and misrepresentation of Cajetan. McInerny concludes with a positive rereading of Aristotle's Metaphysics and Aquinas's use thereof. In the end, the book argues for a return to the notion of Aristotelico-Thomism--Thomistic philosophy as the organic development of the thought of Aristotle."--Publisher's website
 
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Grave undertakings : a Father Dowling mystery
Alternative Names

controlled identityAustin, Harry, 1929-2010

controlled identityMackin, Edward, 1929-2010

controlled identityQuill, Monica, 1929-2010

Austin, Harry 1929-2010

Mac Inerny Ralph M.

MacInerny, Ralph 1929-

MacInerny, Ralph 1929-2010

MacInerny Ralph M.

MacInerny, Ralph M. 1929-2010

Mackin, Edward 1929-2010

Mc Inerny Ralph M.

Mc Inerny, Ralph M. 1929-2010

McInerny Ralph

Mcinerny, Ralph 1929-2010

McInerny, Ralph M.

Mcinerny, Ralph M. 1929-2010

Quill, Monica, 1929-

Quill, Monica 1929-2010

Ralph McInerny American writer

Ralph McInerny Amerikaans auteur

Ralph McInerny US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Philosoph

Languages
English (244)

Covers
The widow's mate : a Father Dowling mysteryBlood ties : a Father Dowling mysteryAsh WednesdayTriple pursuit : a Father Dowling mysteryRequiem for a realtor : a Father Dowling mysteryStained glass : a Father Dowling mysteryIrish coffeeCelt and pepper