Ignatius Press Podcast

Mystery novels and the Catholic moral imagination: A conversation with Fiorella de Maria

September 1, 2022

Why were so many of the great writers of detective stories Christians? Dorothy Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, Graham Greene, and many more—in addition to their other literary achievements—wrote (and loved reading) mystery stories. In this week’s episode, John Herreid talks to author Fiorella de Maria about her Father Gabriel mystery novels—the fourth of which, “Death of a Scholar,” is now available—as well as the enduring appeal of detective fiction, and why the genre’s themes of guilt, truth, and justice resonate with the Catholic moral imagination.

 

“Death of a Scholar” is available in paperback and ebook at Ignatius.com: https://bit.ly/3TmXN1F

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