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Sub Rosa : an Egidio Manfredi mystery
McInerny, Ralph, 1929-2010.
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Waterville, Me. : Five Star, 2001.
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235 pages ; 22 cm.
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Ralph McInerny was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 24, 1929. He served in the Marine Corps in the late 1940s. He received a bachelor's degree from St. Paul Seminary in 1951, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1952 and a doctorate in philosophy from Laval University in Quebec in 1954. He was a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty from 1955 until 2009. He gained international renown as a scholar, author and lecturer who specialized in the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. During his academic career, he was the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and director of the Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. He is founder and publisher of Catholic Dossier magazine and co-founder of Crisis magazine.

His philosophical works include Aquinas on Human Action, The Question of Christian Ethics, and Aquinas and Analogy. His novels include the Father Dowling Mystery series, an Andrew Broom Mystery series, and the Sister Mary Teresa Mystery series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Harry Austin, Matthew FitzRalph, Ernan Mackey, Edward Mackin, and Monica Quill. He died on January 29, 2010 at the age of 80.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Rosa Subiaco writes romance novels, which are largely works of her imagination since she's built like a fireplug, lives in unadventurous Fort Elbow, Ohio, and has sex only when she manages to kidnap a victim. Her partners seldom survive the encounter. Her latest is an old man she scoops up at the mall. He's different from her other victims because he's actually a comforting presence, kind of like a devoted golden Lab. Lucy, his granddaughter, wants him found because she loves him; others start searching feverishly when they learn there is a winning lottery ticket worth $50 million in the old man's pocket. Enter police detective Egidio Manfredi. His search for Grandpa leads him circuitously back to the murderous Rosa through a series of subtle interviews with the principals and the examination of even more obscure clues. The second Manfredi novel (preceded by Still Life [BKL N 1 00]) is another entertaining midwestern cozy by the author of the Father Dowling mysteries. Readers who prefer nonviolent, slightly satirical puzzlers will snap this one up. --Wes Lukowsky