- Paperback: 210 pages
- Publisher: Tumblar House (Aug. 31 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0971278628
- ISBN-13: 978-0971278622
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,601,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
William L. Biersach was born in Pasadena, California, on the Feast Day of St. Philip Neri, the "Laughing Saint", in 1953. A product of Catholic grammar and high school, he naturally lost his Faith when the effects of Vatican II came rattling through the world like a maniacal jalopy in the 1960's and 70's. He found his way back to Traditional Rome in 1993 and has been active in trying to reacquaint Catholics with their own religion ever since. Meanwhile, he found a niche at the USC School of Music where he has been teaching recording technology and popular music courses for twenty-seven years. He received the Gamma Sigma Alpha "Professor of the Year" Award in 1997; and his courses on the Beatles and "classic rock" have attracted the attention of CNN, Prime Time Live, Channel One, and Rolling Stone Magazine. He wrote a series of articles entitled "Sach on the Rocks" for JOURNAL SEAMUS (The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) and, closer to his heart, penned a pamphlet entitled Of Mary There Is Never Enough which was published by Catholic Treasures in 1995. He and his colleague, Charles A. Coulombe, have produced a series of taped lectures entitled "Catholic Fireside Chats" through the same organization. His comprehensive discourse on The Litany of Loreto remains one of their best-sellers. In a musical vein, he has one album in production and two albums in post-production which he hopes to release independently sometime next year. He resides in a stone house somewhere in Southern California, likes spicy food, and hopes to retire in Heaven some day.
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Personally, I'm not a big fan of mystery novels in general: which I attribute to a background in law enforcement, and a quirk of mind that insists upon hyper realism. I've never read a mystery (nor seen a mystery movie) which did not raise unanswered very detailed questions to me as to plausibility (not referring here to the supernatural elements of the plots). This series poses less questions than most. True, the questions are there, but the books also provide points to ponder that go beyond the crimes themselves. It is emerging yourself in a culture of Catholicism during a troubled era of the Church.
I found the plot unexpectedly ingenious, and the humor level as high as the other books. The shorter length gave it a different feel (kind of like the Gospel of Mark is a dash as compared to the other Gospels).
This is the 3rd in the series: the 1st book is The Endless Knot. I suppose that they are best read in order, because they build upon each other to some extent: but in a way, this would be a good one to start on because of its length and speed.
Still a superb novel and Mr. Biersach writing style is truly first class. One learns to appreciate the Traditionalist more and more with each of his novels.
mysteries as well as educating books. Hopefully, more to come.p