Father Koesler is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction novels by American novelist William X. Kienzle. Father Robert Koesler is a Roman Catholic priest who assists the police in murders that involve the Catholic church. The series is set in Detroit, Michigan.

William X. Kienzle began his Father Koesler series in 1978 with the novel The Rosary Murders. Lasting 24 novels, the series concluded in 2002 with The Gathering. Below is a list of William X. Kienzle’s Father Koesler books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Father Koesler Books

The Rosary Murders(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Wears a Red Hat(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mind Over Murder(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Assault with Intent(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow of Death(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill and Tell(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sudden Death(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deathbed(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadline for a Critic(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marked for Murder(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eminence(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masquerade(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chameleon(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Body Count(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Wrong(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bishop As Pawn(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Call No Man Father(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Requiem for Moses(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Loved God(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Greatest Evil(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Greater Love(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Till Death(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sacrifice(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gathering(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Father Koesler Synopses: Mind Over Murder by William X. Kienzle is the third book in the Father Koesler series. The Monsignor’s Cadillac is found in the parking lot. Inside are traces of blood and a spent shell from a .32 automatic. What’s not there is the Monsignor. He leaves behind a handful of surprising antagonists and a diary full of confidences that may prove revealing to Detroit’s diligent Father Koesler. And even though there’s no body, there’s something in the air more discomforting than the menace of mere murder…

Kill and Tell by William X. Kienzle is book 6 in the Father Koesler series. When automobile exec Frank Hoffman is murdered, nobody except Father Koesler has a clue. The detective/priest has heard some shocking news in the sanctity of the confessional. And now there’s danger that a new victim will breathe his last – but the honour-bound Father can’t say a word…

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