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A stunning novel of suspicion and sin from a bestselling author. Someone is trying to kill Bart Cain, a wealthy commodities broker. His family suspects the ghost of Mary Anne Haggerty, who disappeared in 1947 . . . on the night she went to the prom with Cain. And, after three brushes with death--and three chilling phone calls from a woman assumed dead--Cain's family wants an exorcism.
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Bishop Blackie Ryan is never deterred by a mystery, especially when members of his Chicago parish are affected. The popular hero of Happy Are the Meek, Ryan must try to save a troubled family and prevent murder in this engrossing outing. When young Candi Cain comes to him for help, Blackie Ryan had no idea he'd not only have to deal with her large and divisive family but with a ghost as well. This ghost is believed to be Mary Anne Haggerty, who had disappeared almost 50 years earlier after attending the prom with Bart Cain, Candi's father. Three attempts are made on Bart's life, each followed by a call from a mysterious woman. Candi and her new stepmother, Julia, believe the ghost is to blame, but the police and Ryan are not so sure. Bart Cain is multimillionaire with a new, young wife-a situation that unsettles the heirs. It's up to Blackie Ryan to investigate who has the most at stake as he faces two mysteries in one. In a crowd of sleuthing Catholic clerics, Ryan is still a most unlikely and unforgettable hero and his creator is a droll scribe.
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Greeley's clerical criminologist solves another whodunit while saving both the life and the soul of a troubled parishioner. Despite his mild demeanor and unobtrusive appearance, Bishop Blackie Ryan, clergyman, scholar, and sleuth, possesses the uncanny ability to unravel complex patterns of evil. When Bart Cain, a wealthy and politically connected commodities broker with a sheaf of enemies and disgruntled relatives, begins receiving a series of threatening anonymous phone calls, his young wife and teenage daughter band together in order to protect him. With the able assistance of Bishop Blackie, Julia and Candi Cain attempt to decipher a 40-year-old puzzle involving the inexplicable disappearance of 17-year-old Bart's prom date. A diverting mystery featuring the ever-appealing Blackie Ryan. Margaret Flanagan
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Book Description Piatkus Books, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008018325
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Book Description PIATKUS BOOKS, 1995. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP17549245