Blackie Ryan is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by American author Andrew M. Greeley. He starts out as Father Blackie Ryan, at a little over 40 years old. Based in Chicago, Blackie travels the world solving various mysteries involving the Catholic Church.

Andrew M. Greeley began his Blackie Ryan series in 1985 with Happy Are the Meek. A younger version of the character also appears in several of Greeley’s Time Between The Stars novels. The series ended after 17 novels with the novel The Archbishop in Andalusia in 2008. Below is a list of Andrew M. Greeley’s Blackie Ryan books in order of when they were originally released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Blackie Ryan Books


Happy Are the Meek(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Are the Clean of Heart(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Are Those Who Thirst for Justice(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Are the Merciful(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Are the Peace Makers(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Are the Poor in Spirit(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Are Those Who Mourn(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Are the Oppressed(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop at Sea(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop and the Three Kings(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop and the Missing L Train(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop and the Beggar Girl of St. Germain(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop in the West Wing(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop Goes to the University(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop in the Old Neighbourhood(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop at the Lake(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Archbishop in Andalusia(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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