Monday, February 15, 2010

Book 4 of 2010

The Archbishop in Andalusia by Andrew Greeley.

A mystery novel featuring the bumbling goodhearted Blackie Ryan.  First time a read a novel with Blackie as the protagonist he was a Priest.  Now we meet him as co-adjutor archbishop of Chicago (with rights of succession no less!)

I love the way Greeley builds his characters and how he weaves theology into the story.  If I could be half the pastor, theologian and philosopher of John Blackwood Ryan I would be very happy (I''ll pass on the murder mysteries though).

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you liked that one. I read one of Greeley's SF novels (title escapes), and haven't felt the desire to read any more of his.