Author McInerny's Book
Celt and Pepper
St. Martin's, Dec 2002, 22.95, 240 pp.
Everyone on campus during the winter break is shocked with the death of visiting Irish poet Martin Kilmartin. The South Bend police rule that the ailing Martin died from a heart attack while in the office he used while visiting the University of Notre Dame.
Professor Roger Knight met the poet once, enjoying the discussion and Martin's works. He immediately finds discrepancies at the cri...
St. Martin's, Nov 2001, 23.95, 288 pp.
Six years ago, two freshmen, Larry Morton and Dolores Torre, met in a Notre Dame University philosophy class in which they debated Socrates' death. They began seeing one another, fell in love, and planned to marry. Larry and Dolores reserve Notre Dame's Basilica of the Sacred Heart for a June 17, 2002 wedding. However, the couple goes their separate ways after obtaining their undergra...
St. Martin's, Nov 2004, 23.95, 256 pp.
Part of the class of 1977 is holding a reunion at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Police Officer Jimmy Stewart and Private Detective Phil Knight are attending the gala when they find a dead man at the sixth green. The victim is Mortimer Sadler, who gave significant financial contributions to his alma mater. His water jar contained the deadly poison belladonna; the university asks the H...
St. Martin's, Nov 2003, 23.95, 256 pp.
In South Bend, Indiana, literature professor Roger Knight and his brother retired private detective Phil are big fans of Notre Dame sports. The siblings especially enjoy talking sports past and present with the university's assistant sports information director Fred Neville, a fellow bachelor. However, that pastime ends when Fred suddenly dies from poisoned coffee.
Fred's death shakes t...
St. Martin's, July 2003, 24.95, 352 pp.
Father Roger Dowling, the priest of St. Hilary's church in Fox River, Illinois, is rather shocked when Eleanor Wygnant who is not a member of his congregation, asks him to stop Jessica Bernardo from writing a book about her family. Realizing that Jessica's doings are not his concerns, he refuses to talk to the woman. The Bernardos are going through a difficult time of it right now with the...
St. Martin's, Jul 2002, 24,95, 384 pp.
Father Roger Dowling leaves St. Hilary's Parish for his annual retreat with the Athanasians, a Catholic religious order that includes seven aging priests with no new blood in years. Though the long-term outlook appears to be the same as what happened to the Shakers, the small order owns the rights to Marygrove, a grand estate near Chicago given to the Athanasians by a late business mogul.
Requiem for a Realtor
St. Martin's, August 2004, 23.95, 256 pp.
Although Stanley Collins is not a parishioner of St. Hilary's, Father Roger Dowling is more than willing to listen to the man's problem. His wife wants to divorce him and marry her dentist Dr. David Jameson. Father Dowling is willing to talk to his wife Phyllis but when she arrives at the rectory she claims it is her husband who wants a divorce to marry the torch singer Wanda who works a...
The Ablative Case
Five Star, May 2003, 25.95
In New York City, Dwayne Navrone wants to marry his mistress Jennifer Bailey without paying alimony to his current wife Mavis. After meeting Jennifer's psychiatrist Calvin Harris, he pays the doctor and a cohort Ambrose Ruffle to kill his spouse.
The two men enter the Lyndon Johnson Community College Finance Aid Office where Mavis works and patiently wait for her to go to the bathroom, using her po...