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Kienzle, William X.

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Works: 93 works in 320 publications in 1 language and 30,450 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Manuscripts  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3561.I35, 813.54
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Publications about William X Kienzle
Publications by William X Kienzle
Publications by William X Kienzle, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by William X Kienzle
The rosary murders by William X Kienzle( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,715 libraries worldwide
Wily, young, and worldly Father Robert Koesler faces agonizing choices as he becomes involved in the events of a dead priest and a dead nun
Chameleon by William X Kienzle( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,627 libraries worldwide
A prositute dressed as a nun is found murdered outside an old, prestigious church. Her clientele includes some of the city's most powerful figures and Father Koesler is asked to aid in the investigation
Sudden death by William X Kienzle( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
When Hank "the Hun" Hunsinger, the thirty-seven-year old Pontiac Cougars tight end, is found murdered, Fr. Koestler sets the investigation on the God Squad, a bible study group of which he and Hunsinger are members
Kill and tell by William X Kienzle( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
"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
Death wears a red hat by William X Kienzle( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,377 libraries worldwide
In Kienzle's second Father Koesler book, the streets of Detroit are stalked by an unknown assailant depositing the decapitated heads of Detroit citizens on the headless shoulders of church statues. But there does seem to be a method in the gruesome madness and Father Koesler is once again drawn into the investigation, this time at the request of Walter Koznicki, the inspector of homicide, and Lieutenant Ned Harris. Meanwhile, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News , in the personages of Joe Cox and Pat Lennon, compete for prime coverage of the murders. But as the carefully executed murders continue unabated so does the city's state of fear and bewilderment
Deadline for a critic by William X Kienzle( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 1,311 libraries worldwide
When Detroit performing arts critic Ridley Groendal dies suddenly, Father Robert Koesler investigates and discovers at least five people with good reason to kill Groendal--including Groendal's long-time companion Peter Harison
Body count by William X Kienzle( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 libraries worldwide
When a man confesses to Father Koesler about murdering a priest, Father Dunn, the new priest at the rectory, overhears the conversation and challenges the seal of confession, which guarantees silence
Shadow of death by William X Kienzle( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
A mystery writers' conference gets a dose of real-life crime when the featured speaker, the wildly unpopular Reverend Klaus Krieg, is killed, and Father Koesler must enlist the aid of Alonzo "Zoo" Tully to catch a killer
Mind over murder by William X Kienzle( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
The monsignor is missing if anyone finds him alive it'll be a miracle. A Fr. Robert Koesler mystery
Eminence by William X Kienzle( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
"Zoo" Tully investigates a new monastery set up in downtown Detroit when miracles and murder are reported to occur there
Assault with intent by William X Kienzle( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Four gunmen are stalking Detroit's seminaries and every priest is a target. Father Koesler's on the case. A much-praised mystery series
Call no man father by William X Kienzle( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
Father Koesler, the sleuthing priest, leads police in a hunt for people planning to kill the pope on his visit to Detroit. The killers range from a gang of hoodlums to an Irishman with a grievance
Dead wrong by William X Kienzle( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,148 libraries worldwide
Father Robert Koesler, a Detroit priest, discovers dark secrets about his closest kin that lead to a thirty-year-old murder
Masquerade by William X Kienzle( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
A mystery writers' conference gets a dose of real-life crime when the featured speaker, the wildly unpopular Reverend Klaus Krieg, is killed, and Father Koesler must enlist the aid of Alonzo "Zoo" Tully to catch a killer
Bishop as pawn by William X Kienzle( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
Father Koesler sets out to find the killer of Bishop Ramon Diego who was bludgeoned to death. The priest is convinced the police were too hasty in arresting the bishop's aide, a former missionary, so they could look good
The gathering by William X Kienzle( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Father Robert Koesler reunited with four old friends he met while they all attended the seminary and the convent together almost fifty years earlier. A fifth friend has died and it is up to Father Koesler to investigate
Marked for murder by William X Kienzle( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
In Detroit's inner city, older prostitutes are being picked up by a man in clerical garb, only to be found strangled, mutilated, and strangely branded, leaving Father Robert Koesler to solve his toughest case yet
The man who loved God by William X Kienzle( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
"Father Koesler goes on vacation, leaving ... the sleuthing to the visiting Father Zachary Tully."
Requiem for Moses by William X Kienzle( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
At the request of a widow, Father Koesler agrees on a service for a dead Jew in his church in Detroit. When halfway through the service the man comes alive and news of it reaches the bishop, the priest is called on the carpet for officiating for a Jew
The greatest evil by William X Kienzle( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
In conversations with a new priest, Father Koesler "uncovers a murder that had previously gone unnoticed" and puzzles over Bishop Delvecchio's "demanding nature."--Jacket
 
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