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The Bishop At Sea [Mass Market Paperback]

Andrew Greeley
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Nov. 1 1997
Bishop Blackie Ryan is feeling more than a bit out of place on the USS Langley, an aircraft carrier on duty hundreds of miles from the nearest dry land. But the ship is in trouble--several of her crew have disappeared without explanation, and one dead officer has seemingly reappeared. The captain is a relative of Blackie's boss, Cardinal Cronin. So Blackie, troubleshooter and problem-solver, has been dispatched to the Langley, where he soon finds a mystery as deep--and dangerous--as the ocean.

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Bishop Blackie Ryan--who spends more time troubleshooting and solving crimes than he does on spiritual matters--is back in action in a paperback original that's sure to delight Father Andrew M. Greeley's faithful fans. Sent by his boss, Cardinal Cronin, to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Langley ostensibly to perform a confirmation, Blackie finds that his detecting talents are more in demand than his devotional ones. ("Those of you who have seen the film Pulp Fiction will doubtless remember Harvey Keitel. He was a sweeper, a person designated by God and his betters to sweep up the mess left by higher-ups in the outfit. That's what I am, Sean Cronin's sweeper") Disappearing crew members and other strange occurrences have led to talk of the new ship being haunted, a situation that dedicated debunker of demons Bishop Ryan can't resist.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Blackie at sea Nov. 17 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was my second Blackie Ryan book and I found that I enjoyed it far more than the first which was The Bishop and the missing L Train. This one kept me on the each of seat and page turning, trying to guess what had happened, along with all the other enjoyable characters kept me going untill the final page. A first rate book and a new author to read had me doing handstands for joy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you like Bishop Blackie, you'll love . . . Dec 15 1997
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
An enjoyable, page-turning novel, but not up to the standard we expect of Bishop Blackie. As the plot thickens you'll be inclined to throw up your hands and 'leave it to Blackie'. He doesn't seem as real as he is in the other novels he graces; here, he's a narrator who expresses his own confusion/ignorance. But you, the reader, suspend your belief: you KNOW Blackie will solve it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A quick, enjoyable Greeley story Nov. 25 1997
By A Customer
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While I've read several of Andrew Greeley's novels, this was my first Blackie Ryan story. I found the story fast-paced and a real page-turner -- I read it from start to finish in one sitting (less than 300 pages.) Enough twists to keep you interested, but a bit predictable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best in mysteries. June 11 1998
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Andrew Greeley is a master story teller - especially with Bishop Blackie Ryan. This is probably the first Greeley book I read and, once started, I lilterally couldn't put it down - finally finished it at 4:57 A.M. For mystery lovers, this is a "must read".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best in mysteries. June 11 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Andrew Greeley is a master story teller - especially with Bishop Blackie Ryan. This is probably the first Greeley book I read and, once started, I lilterally couldn't put it down - finally finished it at 4:57 A.M. For mystery lovers, this is a "must read".
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blackie at sea Nov. 17 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was my second Blackie Ryan book and I found that I enjoyed it far more than the first which was The Bishop and the missing L Train. This one kept me on the each of seat and page turning, trying to guess what had happened, along with all the other enjoyable characters kept me going untill the final page. A first rate book and a new author to read had me doing handstands for joy.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like Bishop Blackie, you'll love . . . Dec 15 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
An enjoyable, page-turning novel, but not up to the standard we expect of Bishop Blackie. As the plot thickens you'll be inclined to throw up your hands and 'leave it to Blackie'. He doesn't seem as real as he is in the other novels he graces; here, he's a narrator who expresses his own confusion/ignorance. But you, the reader, suspend your belief: you KNOW Blackie will solve it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Locked Room Mystery at Sea March 11 2008
By W. Easley - Published on Amazon.com
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Greeley's Bishop John Blackwood Ryan is famous for solving locked room mysteries. In Bishop at Sea the room is not only locked, it is guarded by two Marines and is on the USS Langley, an aircraft carrier at sea. Blackie solves the puzzle while the reader is treated to a very suspenseful time.
Blackie comes to the ship assigned by his boss the Cardinal to conduct the sacrament of Confirmation while solving the strange disappearance of crew members. The Cardinal's nephew, Captain Dave Cronin, is Commander of the Langley. His career may be ruined by the scandal on his ship.
Greeley's talent for description shines in this book. Although I have never been on a aircraft carrier, I now feel that I have. I can picture the cramped quarters and the maze of corridors that make one lost. I also hope to avoid landing on a carrier since it is "nothing more than a controlled crash".
Blackie's humor is delightful, for example: the sailor "saluted like he was a Swiss Guard and I the Pope (at least)"; and "Congress would choke on their gin martinis". The Bishop at Sea also periodically includes Greeley's wonderful view of Christianity as having a gracious and forgiving God who understands and loves humanity.
The Bishop at Sea is beautifully written story with charming characters, and an intriguing plot. I recommend it for a rainy day escape.
5.0 out of 5 stars BLACKIE IS SENT TO A "HAUNTED AIRCRAFT CARRIER April 14 2014
By sasha - Published on Amazon.com
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Blackie Ryan does not like to leave Chicago. When Cardinal Cronin orders him to an aircraft carrier in the waters of the Pacific to investigate several deaths, a disappearance and a permeation of evil aboard the ship, he is less than happy. The author, Andrew Greeley, wrote this book in 1997. The navy was different at that time as what is depicted in the series, JAG. The aircraft carrier is 17 stories high, has 6,000 individuals on board, - of which 1,000 are women. When one of the officers disappears and two others are found dead and crew report seeing a ghostly apparition Blackie knows he has to figure this out quickly. Danger stalks the women on the ship and one of the female pilots has her plane sabotaged and is ditched in the ocean. A sense of urgency is upon Blackie and yes, he does figure out the solution just in time. One of Greeley's great book's. This review is from the softcover book.
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