Her Death of Cold

Her Death of Cold Her Death of Cold is set in the Midwestern town of Fox River Illinois where recently arrived Father Dowling is woken by a phone call at a m from one of his parishioners a frightened year old w

  • Title: Her Death of Cold
  • Author: Ralph McInerny
  • ISBN: 9780814907818
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Her Death of Cold is set in the Midwestern town of Fox River, Illinois, where recently arrived Father Dowling is woken by a phone call at 3 a.m from one of his parishioners, a frightened 75 year old widow called Sylvia Lowry He tries to calm her fears but it is not long before her murdered body is discovered stuck in her basement freezer Dowling is pleased to meet uHer Death of Cold is set in the Midwestern town of Fox River, Illinois, where recently arrived Father Dowling is woken by a phone call at 3 a.m from one of his parishioners, a frightened 75 year old widow called Sylvia Lowry He tries to calm her fears but it is not long before her murdered body is discovered stuck in her basement freezer Dowling is pleased to meet up again with Phil Keegan, now Chief of the local detectives, who had begun training for a priest at the same seminary as Dowling but had left after a year of theology Who could blame you sympathised Dowling This leads to their collaboration on the strange case of the murdered Sylvia Lowry, who, it turned out thoroughly mistrusted her family and had taken out 150,000 dollars in cash from her account And the money had disappeared.Her Death of Cold, the first of the new Father Dowling Mystery series, promises satisfaction ahead for detective story readers everywhere, far beyond the limits of Father Dowling s parish.

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    About “Ralph McInerny”

    1. Ralph McInerny

      Ralph Matthew McInerny was an American Catholic religious scholar and fiction writer, including mysteries and science fiction Some of his fiction has appeared under the pseudonyms of Harry Austin, Matthew FitzRalph, Ernan Mackey, Edward Mackin, and Monica Quill As a mystery writer he is best known as the creator of Father Dowling He was Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Jacques Maritain Center, and Michael P Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame until his retirement in June 2009 He died of esophageal cancer on January 29, 2010.

    932 thoughts on “Her Death of Cold”

    1. A phone call from an elderly parishioner wakes Fr. Roger Dowling in the middle of the night. She thinks her children are out to get her, and when she disappears a few days later, Fr. Dowling thinks she might be right. When her body turns up, he's not sure if her kids killed her, or if someone else did.This book is from the 1970s, and I had to get an interlibrary loan on it, since our library didn't have it. I became interested after watching the Father Dowling Murder Mysteries on DVD. That show [...]


    2. Although the dustcover shows a silhouette of a slim pipe-smoking character (think Bing Crosby) and the very brief description of him as of a tall man with the slight stoop that tall people adopt---I can not get Tom Bosley out of my head. (or Mary Wickes as the cook for that matter.) Not important.To me, there was a noticeable, change in writing style in a couple of places. It was as if a light story was being told and then suddenly a philosophical point that had crystallized in the author’s mi [...]


    3. I just happened to be in the library when this book was removed from their collection. When I realized that it was the first Father Dowling mystery, I gladly offered to take it off their hands. Father Dowling is now to the parish of St. Hilary's in Fox River, Illinois. In fact, this is his first parish because he had worked for years on the Archdiocesan Marriage Court. An elderly woman in his parish calls Father Dowling in the middle of the night saying that she is thinks that she is going to be [...]


    4. First in the series of a rather pleasant detective Father Dowling. The writing is simple without being simplistic and the mystery satisfying enough that it made me want to read more.


    5. For a book originally published in 1977 about a Catholic priest, it has aged remarkably well. I sought out this book in the library after thinking about Tom Bosley, who played Father Dowling in the television series. Chapters that you thought were throw aways were intelligently tied in by the conclusion. As this was the first entry into the Father Dowling series, I look forward to reading the rest.*Spoiler Below*The only thing that might not have stood up is the value of the lost money. However, [...]


    6. An interesting mystery that kept my attention until the end. I liked the detective was a priest, and that the story focused just as much on the saving of souls as it on the serving of justice. As a Catholic, I thought it brought together the bigger picture very nicely. At the same time, I think this is something secular readers can enjoy, too. While most of the main cast were Catholic, it was not unbearably religious, but just the right amount of everything. I kept forgetting that it took place [...]


    7. My first read of a Father Dowling mystery. Will definitely read some more. Sylvia is an elderly member of Father Dowling's parish who is afraid for her life. She tells Father Dowling she is afraid of her children. Then one day she disappears. Father Dowling doesn't really set out to help the police. He's more worried about the soul of her murderer than seeing earthly justice prevail. Good plot, sort of madcap plot. Enjoy it!


    8. I started this book as as "escapist" book as I found it in the library and it seems the beginning of a long series of books.I had in past used escapists like the Clancy books on Ryan and the Parker books on Spenser (did not get thru all of them) and Father Dowling, maybe because of the less contemporary time, in the 1970s - did not do it for me - so I have no escapist series for now and I will not recommend this book - it is OK but to my mind there are better books to read


    9. Although the author, Ralph McInerny, made his mark with his novels, this was his first mystery. I would have liked to have had the main character, Father Roger Dowling, fleshed out more. I would also have liked to have had the story shortened by about 100 pages. The guilty party was so easy to detect that even I recognized "who dunit" very soon into the book.


    10. Good book but it's hard to beat Tom Bosley playing Father Dowling on the TV series and Sister Stephanie as his counterpart. Not a bad introduction to the series though interested to see how the characters develop.


    11. interesting writing stylet the first book of this author's i've read, but the first of this series. it's NOT quite like the old TV series i remember.good, but a bit confusing at times. caught my interest enough, tho, that i WILL look for the other books in the series to give them a try


    12. Not bad for a first mystery novel. Even though I figured out the twist several chapters ahead, the critical part for McInerny is too reflect on the moral meaning. Plus, I appreciated the key role of sacramental confession in the story.


    13. A good murder mystery, and best of all rich with Catholic life and sacraments and morality! Orthodox, edifying, and exciting.





    14. This was not a bad read. While none of the characters particularly grabbed me, nor did the plot, the writer was competent and I did not cringe as I read.




    15. Not quite what I was expecting. I don't think I'll continue with this series. The mystery was only ok, and I didn't really like the characters.


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