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Desert Sinner Paperback – Dec 1994

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books (Mm); Reprint edition (December 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373261586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373261581
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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From Publishers Weekly

The latest mystery from McInerney ( Judas Priest ), a competent, unremarkable addition to his Father Dowling series, has the glib neatness of a pilot for a TV series. Although Dowling has serious reservations about the verdict, his friend Phil Keegan, chief of detectives in Fox River, is pleased with the murder conviction of former showgirl Stacey Wilson, whose rich playboy of a husband was found dead on his yacht on Lake Michigan. Keegan's plain, middle-aged secretary Elaine McCorkle, a member of Dowling's parish, is being wooed by a mysterious young man who suggests he is Stacey's natural son and who persuades Elaine to steal case evidence for him. When Elaine's former beau drowns in his bathtub, Dowling's suspicions are fully activated; he talks to Stacey in prison and begins snooping into the secretary's love affair. Stock characters and few surprises fail to spark life into this flat tale.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Wilson case was delightful fare for the gossip-addicted; a Vegas showgirl lucks out and marries an impossibly rich aging playboy, takes out a large insurance policy and then kills him! Lots of people are intrigued by Stacey Wilson, her crime and her confession, including Father Roger Dowling. And why is that handsome young man calculatedly wooing police captain Phil Keegan's love-struck secretary? Is it as innocent as it seems? Father Dowling believes that Stacey Wilson was wrongfully convicted,and that what lies beneath the surface of an open-and-shut case will prove deadly. I am always captivated by any book set in Vegas!
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HASH(0xa1007318) out of 5 stars A Good Father Dowling Mystery! Nov. 6 2003
By G. M. C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Wilson case was delightful fare for the gossip-addicted; a Vegas showgirl lucks out and marries an impossibly rich aging playboy, takes out a large insurance policy and then kills him! Lots of people are intrigued by Stacey Wilson, her crime and her confession, including Father Roger Dowling. And why is that handsome young man calculatedly wooing police captain Phil Keegan's love-struck secretary? Is it as innocent as it seems? Father Dowling believes that Stacey Wilson was wrongfully convicted,and that what lies beneath the surface of an open-and-shut case will prove deadly. I am always captivated by any book set in Vegas!
HASH(0xa10084d4) out of 5 stars but being written by a theologian with great respect for God and people Oct. 4 2015
By Norber Senftleben - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Being a mystery, there is an obvious degree of violence, but being written by a theologian with great respect for God and people, I feel that everything has been handled very properly. It's the same with sexual content. I still would not recommend the book or the situations alluded to as a young person's reading material. But I personally consider this book a masterpiece!
HASH(0xa10082dc) out of 5 stars Great old fashioned Mystery July 6 2014
By Army Wife Retired - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Good clean mystery, no sex, just old fashioned mystery. Good for any age.

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