Clerical Error: out now

Clerical Error is out.


This one is going to be interesting.


There are no fights.


There are no explosions.


There are no … okay, there’s one murder.


Maybe one or two people are just a wee bit injured.


But no one is shot. Or stabbed. Or poisoned. 


A lot of this book falls under your traditional cozy. There’s a lot of talking and maneuvering. There’s a lot of local politicking and environment…


It helps that this is a historical novel dealing with local issues and murder in 1976.

James is a college philosophy professor with too much time on his hands. When an old classmate asks for a favor, he drops in with little notion of what’s ready for him.

The year is 1976, during the dark times – for both the Catholic Church and New York City.

James’ college classmate is Father Gus Sadowski, the pastor of Saints Gabriel, Columcille, and Rocco church in the middle of Bed-Sty, where there drive by criminals are on one side of the parish, and the mob is one the other. Father Gus is all alone to run the parish, and needs some help – because the live-in priest in the attic, Father Timothy A. Lessner, is worse than useless.

When Lessner takes a tumble down the stairs in the middle of the night, the casual favor has turned into a nightmare.

Can James solve the mystery of who killed Lessner before he finds himself the main suspect?



So, obviously, this is different for me.


The joke I’ve been using has been “If things go wrong, I’ll just blame the co-author.”


Since the co-author is my father, that’s part of the joke.


Anyway, it’s out. I think you can even return e-books if you don’t like them. So give it a shot.


Be well all.

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