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by William Kienzle,Edward Holland

  • ISBN: 0736645292
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: William Kienzle,Edward Holland
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc. (August 13, 1998)
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  • Rating: 4.6
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by William Kienzle (Author), Edward Holland (Narrator). I enjoyed this a great deal.

by William Kienzle (Author), Edward Holland (Narrator). Although I saw some of the plot twists coming, I really groaned when I got to the end and saw the clues I had been missing put together in such a way! Like all of Kienzle's books, the more you know about Scripture and Catholic Tradition, the more likely you are to enjoy the book. My only complaint (and again, the whole series is like this) - once again, anyone who is in any way a traditionalist is either a villain, a legalist, or a hypocrite - just once, I wish Kienzle would create a sympathetic "conservative" Catholic.

Lucy was in the eighth grade at St. William’s. The embodiment of perpetual motion, she showed every prospect of becoming a beautiful woman like her mother. Martha, at forty-five, was two years older than her sister. Martha and Louise had been close from childhood. Born in Sicily, they were brought to America as infants; thus, neither remembered their country of birth. Their parents had come to Detroit to be with relatives who had preceded them.

The Greatest Evil book. William X. Kienzle, Edward Holland (Narrator). Kienzle was the author of twenty-four crime fiction/mystery novels featuring Father Robert Koesler, a Catholic priest who doubles as a detective

The Greatest Evil book. Kienzle was the author of twenty-four crime fiction/mystery novels featuring Father Robert Koesler, a Catholic priest who doubles as a detective. One of his best known novels is his first, The Rosary Murders (1978), which was made into a 1987 movie starring Donald Sutherland as Father Koesler. Kienzle's books are set mostly in Detroit, Michigan. His biography, Judged by Love, by Javan Kienzle, was published in 2003.

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William Xavier Kienzle (September 11, 1928 – December 28, 2001) was an American priest and later writer. Kienzle was born in Detroit Michigan

William Xavier Kienzle (September 11, 1928 – December 28, 2001) was an American priest and later writer. Kienzle was born in Detroit Michigan. Ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church in 1954, William X. Kienzle spent twenty years as a parish priest.

Father Koesler informed the rapt couple. of Canon Law, a book on moral theology-he consulted each cursorily, then turned back to his visitors. This whole notion is based on St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians-the seventh chapter. He half smiled at some private joke. For one who never married, Paul had an awful lot to say about marriage and to married people.

William X. Kienzle The Greatest Evil 1 1953It was the middle of July, but Bob Koesler was shivering. He tugged at his sweatshirt. Still it did not cover his swim trunks. He pulled the bulky towel more tightly about his neck. That didn’t help; the towel was wet. He hugged himself as he shifted from one foot to the other. There was no getting away from it: He was freezing. He probably would get out of this alive.

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

Last rites and lethal wrongs.

Father Koesler is on the case, thank Go. -Baltimore Sun. From William X. Kienzle, author of the mystery classic, The Rosary Murders. Kienzle uses his considerable skill as a writer to take us deeply into the lives of each of the principal characters, bringing them alive with all their flaws and virtues. Kienzle’s intimate knowledge of the Catholic Church gives a rare behind-the-scenes look at some of the church’s most heated issues. Last rites and lethal wrongs.

Written by William X. Kienzle. Narrated by Edward Holland

Written by William X. Narrated by Edward Holland. This year I read too many wonderful books to name all of them here, but some highlights were: Katie Kitamura’s intoxicating A Separation, which is such a wild and yet disciplined exploration of the idea of the traveler and of grief.

Reviews about The Greatest Evil (7):
Author Kienzle has pretty much moved from the mystery genre into the teaching mode about things Catholic. In this book, along with incorporating Fr. Tully into his cast of characters, and giving Fr. Koesler a kick into a new life-style by "retiring" him - we get to learn about some of the less pleasant sides of some clergy. Kienzle is debunking the "priest like God" image - and letting us know there are bad apples in every batch. He is also educating the reader on things before and after Vatican II (a theme that runs through all his books, but becomes more dominant with each new "mystery"). His other topic in this book has to do with Catholic marriage and prohibitions on birth control. Reading these later books of Kienzle's, I've begun to wodner why he didn't publish more scholarly tomes on these Catholic subjects - since he has very clear and well educated ideas about them. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, because it's fascinating to read what goes on "behind the scenes" with the men who become Catholic priests, and because Kienzle is so informative about so many Catholic subjects Also in this volume, Kienzle creates new, warm, and likeable characters in the persons of the Tully family. His characters, good and bad, are always very well written.
I recommend the series to all the mystery buffs out there. You never guess the culprit until they reveal it at the end
Kienzle does a great storytelling job. His priest protagonist is totally believable and the plots of his books are engaging. Altogether. this is another good read.
I didn't like the subject matter or the slow manner in which the plot progressed.

Very sad story about the couple married outside the church.

I put the book down and returned it to the library.

Once I started reading, it was hard to put the book down. I loved it.
I read The Rosary Murders over four years ago and decided I need read no more by William X. Kienzle. But this book was mentioned to me with some awe and I decided I would see whether the author has become a better writer since The Rosary Murders, which was his first published endeavor. I am sorry to report that there has been no improvement in the writing. The author's plot is even more incredible, and the denouement has the villianous bishop revealed to have done something which a man with his supposed characteristics could not psychologically have done, and the author's feeble attempt to relate it to the principle of double effect, one intended, the other permitted, fails entirely. The author has an agenda, apparently, to show that the established Church needs to think like the author and do what the author thinks it should do. He has a perfect right to pursue that agenda but I hope his readers (I don't expect to read another of his books) read him knowledgeably and not think of him as an unbiased witness informing them of Church beliefs and practices objectively.
I enjoyed the way the flashbacks which at first seemed irrelevant turned out to be very helpful. I wasn't disappointed by the book as others who've reviewed here were, because it was interesting to see Fr. Koesler use a different facet of his intelligence - in this case, his long-term knowledge of a person's life - to build a case. As usual the glimpses of Catholic Church life and problems, and how humans have to deal with them, was priceless. The interview with William Kienzle at the end of the book also answered some questions I had long had.
This is a good book, but bogs down in a lot of church teachings. All in all a good quick read.

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