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Death of a Deacon by Michael P. McKeating

Death of a Deacon

A Meg Ryan Novel

by Michael P. McKeating

Pages: 222

Dimensions: 5 x 8

  • FICTION - Mystery & Detective - Cozy - General

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781545674826

Price : $15.49

The day after an important parish council meeting, two mothers volunteering St. Brendan’s Parish school smell gas.  The school is evacuated and the Fire Department called.  After the gas is shut off and the school ventilated, Deacon Tom’s body is found in the boiler room, with a dent in the back of his head.  Death is ruled to be homicide.
Meg Ryan, a young (single) police officer, is also a member of the parish council.  She is on duty and responds to the call when gas is discovered in the school.  She is on the list for detective, but hasn’t been reached yet.  Because of her connections with the parish, she is assigned by her chief to work on the investigation, and teamed with Detective Joe Curry, who she has been quietly dating.  
The romance between Meg and Joe heats up as they work their way through the myriad of relationships and rivalries in the parish.  In the end, using intuition, knowledge and experience, Meg works out the answer, which is—not as it seemed.

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Michael P. McKeating is a licensed attorney, practicing criminal law for the past 30 years.  He holds BA, MA, and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Buffalo, and a MA degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.  He is a widower with two adult children, one of whom is a retired police officer.  He is an avid fan of the genre of the mystery novel, particularly the Golden Age of British mysteries. His favorites are G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie and Carola Dunn.  He lives in Buffalo, New York where he continues to practice criminal law.  

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