The Bishop at Sea Book Summary and Study Guide

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Father Blackie Ryan is called upon to solve a mystery aboard the U.S.S. Langley, an aircraft carrier. Father Ryan is known for his expertise in solving seemingly unsolveable puzzles. This time, an executive officer has come up missing and so have two of his employees. And it seems some of the crew have seen the officer's ghost roaming the ship at night. Once Father Ryan starts investingating, he realizes that nobody liked the officer and many could have wanted him dead.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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