"Pleasant academic mystery"
Six years ago, two freshmen, Larry Morton and Dolores
Torre, met in a Notre Dame University philosophy class in
which they debated Socrates' death. They began seeing one
another, fell in love, and planned to marry. Larry and
Dolores reserve Notre Dame's Basilica of the Sacred Heart
for a June 17, 2002 wedding. However, the couple goes
their separate ways after obtaining their undergraduate
degrees. Larry goes on to Notre Dame Law School and
Dolores becomes a personal assistant to attorney Dudley
Fyte in Minneapolis.
Dudley and Dolores decide to marry and use the June
reservation, but so do Larry and his fiancee Nancy Beatty.
Larry goes to Minneapolis to talk with Dolores. Meanwhile,
Professor Roger Knight and his brother Private Investigator
Philip work on a case of valuable documents stolen from
Joseph Primero's Cardinal Newman collection that one day
will go to Notre Dame. Coincidentally, Joseph's estranged
wife Bianca has had an affair with Dudley and is soon
murdered. The Knight siblings try to catch a killer, learn
who purloined the valuable books, and straighten out
affairs of the heart.
EMERALD AISLE is an engaging who-done-it that employs
too much coincidence, but still retains a fun to read plot.
The story line entices the audience because the reader
understands the motives of the key secondary cast. This
novel and its four predecessors provide enlightenment on
the university including the reference to the championship
women's basketball team. Ralph McInerny provides a
pleasant academic mystery starring two likable chaps.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 8, 2001