James Carroll is an American author and Roman Catholic priest. That latter career has influenced his writing in a lot of ways and he’s often drawn on his experiences in that career. He has written many fiction books as well as the non-fiction book, The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Catholic Church Lost Its Soul.

Carroll was born as the son of an Air Force general and he spend his childhood between Germany and Washington, DC. He would go on to attend Georgetown University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree and then moved on to St. Paul’s College where he earned his Master’s degree. He would also attend Paulist Father’s Seminary where he got his priest training. Carroll may be best known for writing An American Requiem which won him the National Book Award.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Madonna Red (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mortal Friends (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fault Lines (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Family Trade (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prince of Peace (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Supply of Heroes (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firebird (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memorial Bridge (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The City Below (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret Father (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warburg in Rome (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cloister (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

An American Requiem (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Constantine's Sword (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Toward a New Catholic Church (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crusade (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
House of War (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Practicing Catholic (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jerusalem, Jerusalem (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christ Actually (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Village Vets (With: Anthony Bennett) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calving Straps and Zombie Cats (With: Anthony Bennett) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Truth at the Heart of the Lie (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Warburg in Rome sees the new director of the US War Refugee Board, David Warburg, arriving in Rome at the war’s end. He is here with the intention of bringing aid to the destitute European Jews that are now streaming into the city. The city is a labyrinth of desperate fugitives with Jewish resisters, Nazis, and criminal Church figures among them. Here, Warburg discovers a great scandal in the form of the Vatican ratline: an escape route maintained by church officials to help Nazis escape. He turns to US Intelligence for help, but quickly learns that this secret isn’t so secret.

Carroll is also the author of The Cloister. The story sees Father Michael Kavanagh deciding to reconsider the past when he meets up with Rachel Vedette. She is a Holocaust survivor who escaped to America and is obsessed with her late father’s achievements, specifically the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars.

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