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Title:
Chameleon
Author:
Kienzle, William X.
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Publication Information:
Kansas City : Andrews and McMeel, [1991]

©1991
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780836261271
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Book

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Summary

Summary

A hooker dressed in a nun's habit is shot dead at the shrine of her sister's convent. No clues, no motive and scant leads present the police with a parish puzzler. Father Robert Koesler attends the woman's wake, and soon finds himself swept into a bizarre and chilling case of multiple murder that begins with a nun under the gun and ends with Koesler under a cardinal's cassock . . .


Author Notes

Mystery writer and educator William Kienzle was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 11, 1928.

Kienzle is a former Catholic priest who served for 20 years until he left the priesthood in 1974. He has served as director for the Center for Contemplative Studies at the University of Dallas and taught writing at St. Mary's College in Orchard Lake, Michigan.

Kienzle wrote The Rosary Murders, a mystery novel featuring Father Robert Koestler, a Catholic priest from Detroit. Koestler appears in almost 20 other books. Kienzle died on December 28, 2001.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Kienzle's contemplative clergyman Father Robert Koesler reappears in another suspenseful adventure with an ecclesiastical twist. When a prominent nun, a diocesan bureaucrat, and a retired archbishop are targeted for murder, Koesler dubiously agrees to shepherd Lieutenant Alonzo "Zoo" Tully of the Detroit police department through the arcane intricacies of the Roman Catholic church. Father Bob and Zoo must work in concert in order to unravel a deadly game of revenge mired in the complexities of canon law. An intriguing blend of glory and gore from the master of the theological mystery. ~--Margaret Flanagan


Publisher's Weekly Review

Father Robert Koesler, Detroit priest and amateur sleuth, returns to solve multiple murders in this snappy Mystery Guild selection; author Kienzle has more than 2.6 million paperbacks in print. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved