CLERICAL DETECTIVES
(in alphabetical order with authors in brackets)

** Particularly recommended author. See my Introduction
* At least one of the author's books is recommended

Uncle Abner (Melville Davisson Post and John L Suter)
Sister Agatha
(Aimée and David Thurlo)
Sister Agnes (Alison Joseph)*
Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie (Arthur Hailey)
The Rev Claire Aldington
(Isabelle Holland)*
Father Alfonso (N J Matthews)
Sister Ana
(Panos Karnezis)
Father Ananda
(Nick Wilgus)*
Rev Burke Anderson
(Gary E Parker)*
Sister Angela (L E Chamberlain)
Soeur Angèle
(Henry Catalan)
Father Anselm (William Brodrick)*
The Revd Callie Anson
(Kate Charles)*
Father Antony (Donna Fletcher Crow)
The Archdeacons
(C A Alington)
Simon Ark (Edward D Hoch)
Rev Harvey Ashe
(Charles M Poore)
The Rev Charles Ashworth
(Susan Howatch)*
Brother Athelstan (Paul Doherty/Harding)*
Soeur Auguste (Joanne Harris)
Dame Averilla
(Barbara Reichmuth Geisler)
Canon Hubert Avril (Margery Allingham)*

Rev Hosea Ballou (Ernest Cassara)*
Ben Baltic (Fergus Hume)*
Father John Baptist
(William Biersach)
Nicholas Barber (Barry Unsworth)*
Brother Barnabas
(E M A Allison)*
Brother Bartholomew
(David Manuel)*
Matthew Bartholomew
(Susanna Gregory)
The Rev Matt Beck
(Charles Meyer)*
The Rev Dr Simon Bede
(Barbara Byfield)*
Benyamin Ben-Akiva (Kenneth Wishnia)*
Brother Benedict
(Donald E Westlake)*
Christine Bennett
(Lee Harris)*
Brother Bernard
(Catherine Jinks)
Francesca Bibbo (Lorraine V Murray)
Rev Betsy Blessing (Beth Pattillo)
Molly Blume
(Rochelle Krich)
Pastor Jonah Borden
(Tom Hilpert)
Rev Win Brady
(William Kritlow)
Theodora Braithwaite
(D M Greenwood)**
Father Joseph Bredder
(Leonard Holton)
Mark Bredon (Ronald Knox)
Rev Adam Bridger (Alton Gansky)*
Amanda Brown
(Tamay Myers)
Father Brown
(G K Chesterton)
Father Brown
(Stephen Kendrick)*
Rev Dr Olympia Brown (Judith Campbell)
Giordano
Bruno
(S J Parris)
The Rev Ebenezer Buckle
(Nicholas Brady)
The Rev Martin Buell
(Margaret Scherf)*
Lady Katheryn Bulkeley (Kate Ellis)
Bishop Burdock
(Walter S Sheldon)
Father Brennan Burke
(Anne Emery)
Rev James Burton (Cecil Murphey)
Pastor Hank Busche
(Frank E Peretti)

Brother Cadfael (Ellis Peters)*
Greg Cahill
(Mark Andrew Olsen)
Sister Rose Callahan
(Deborah Woodworth)
Don Camillo (Giovanni Guareschi)
The Rev Tobias Campion (Judith Cutler)*
The Rev Michael Cargrim (Fergus Hume)*
Dr Kathy Carpenter
(Deborah Plummer Bussey)
The Ven James Castleton
(C A Alington)*
Sister Cecile
(Winona Sullivan)*
Canon Sidney Chambers (James Runcie)*
Antoinette Charboneau (Aleta Boudreaux)
The Rev Rodney Chelmarsh
(Mollie Hardwick)
The Rev Simon Cherry
(Gale Pedrick)
Rev Oxford Christie (William T Delamar)
The Rev Tom Christmas
(C C Benison)
The Rev Ernest Clayton
(Robert Barnard)*
Rabbi Aviva Cohen (Rabbi Ilene Schneider)
Rabbi David Cohen (Sheyna Galyan)
Det Chris Coleman
(Sr Christine Kresho)
Sister Conchita (G W Kent)
The Rev Lily Connor
(Michelle Blake)
Jimmy Costello
(James Green)
Rector James Coyte
(R E Dugdall)
Tempe Crabtree
(Marilyn Meredith)
The Ven John Craggs
(C A Alington)*
Rev Cal Crandall (Myra Nagel)
Father Crumlish
(Alice Scanlan Reach)**
Cuchulainn (William Gardiner Hutson)

Mike Daley
(Sheldon Siegel)
Daniel (the prophet)
(unknown)
Father Frank Darragh
(Thomas Keneally)
Reverend Dean
(Hal White)
Peter Decker (Faye Kellerman)
Bascot de Marins
(Maureen Ash)
The Rev John Dennis
(George A Birmingham)
The Rev Hugh Derrick
(William R Boyer)*
Father Tim Devin
(Grace and Harold Johnson)
Brigid Donovan
(Karen Saum)
Father Roger Dowling (Ralph McInerny)*
Scott Doyle (D G Isch)
Father Michael Driscoll
(David Compton)
Father Duffy
(Dorothy Salisbury Davis)
Charles du Luc (Judith Rock)*
Rev Duncan Durward
(Andrew Cheviot)

Montague Egg (Dorothy L Sayers)
Prioress Eleanor
(Priscilla Royal)
Elizabeth Elliot (Irene Allen)*
Dom Erkenwald (Pauline King)
The Rev Peter Eversleigh (Richard Goyne)

Friar Felix Fabri (Sheri Holman)*
Faith Fairchild (Katherine Hall Page)*
Pastor Jason Faircloth (Randall Arthur)
Doran Fairweather (Mollie Hardwick)*
Giulia Falcone
(Alice Loweecey)
The Rev Lisa Farthing
(Rev Malcolm G Lorimer)
Rev Clare Fergusson
(Julia Spencer-Fleming)*
Sister Fidelma (Peter Tremayne)**
Dr Mary Finney (Matthew Head)
The Rev Blake Fisher (Frederick Ramsay)*
Anne Fitzgerald
(James Patterson)
Father Flaherty
(Christy Kenneally)
Chase Fleet (William G Jennings)
Father Anthony Fowler
(Juan Gómez-Jurado)
Sister Francesca
(Camille Minichino)
Brother Francis
(Bernard Seif)
Dame Frevisse (Margaret Frazer)*
Sir Baldwin Furnshill (Michael Jecks)

Gamaliel (Frederick Ramsay)
Father Gus Gamble
(Whit Masterson)
Rabbi Ruth Gold (Athol Dickson)
Sammy Golden
(Jack Webb)
Father Goodwin
(Frances Fyfield)
Sister Grace (Karina L Fabian)
Father Joe Gramel
(John Paul Carinci)
Pastor Jerry Grant
(Brian R Dill)
Rev William Granthom
(D G Isch)
Rev Ashley Greeley
(Robert E Shaw)
Mother Lavinia Grey
(Kate Gallison)*
Father Grif
(Dudley J Delffs)
Grit Griffin (Becky Wooley)*
Canon George Grindal
(Barbara Whitehead)

Brother Half Angel (Martin Roth)
Kate Hanlon (Diane Noble, Traci Depree etc)
Lucy Harrington
(Catherine Lloyd)
Richard Harrison
(Michael David Antony)*
The Rev Msgr (Nick) Hartery (Dennis Burke)*
The Rev Det Insp Blake Hartley (John Waddington-Feather)
Lady Lupin Hastings (Joan Coggin)
Father Jarvis Hedlam
(Allen Whitman)
Bishop Christopher Hegarty
(Colm Keena)
Sister Mary Helen
(Sister Carol Anne O'Marie)*
Abbess Helewise
(Alys Clare)*
Brother Hermitage
(Howard of Warwick)*
The Rev Polly Hewitt
(Janice B Scott)
Mother Maria Santa Hilda (Annamaria Alfieri)*
Hildegard, Abbess of Meaux
(Cassandra Clark)
Rev Willa Hinshaw (Lynette Hall Hampton)
The Rev Lucas Holt
(Charles Meyer)*
Rev Tony Hook
(A Jesus Wrighter)
Felicity Howard
(Donna Fletcher Crow)

The Inquisitor (Simon Quinn)
Lily Ivory (Juliet Blackwell)

The Rev Jabal Jarrett
(Freda Bream)*
Father Mike Jerome
(Ryne Douglas Pearson)
Det Sonchai Jitpleecheep (John Burdett)
Sister Joan
(Veronica Black)*
Job
(Barb Goffman)
John the Eunuch
(Eric Mayer and Mary Reed)
Sisters John & Hyacinthe
(Dorothy Gilman)*
John Jordan (Michael Lister)*
The Rev Otis Joy (Peter Lovesey)*
Pastor June (Lee M Sapp)
Brother Juniper
(Thornton Wilder)*

Ibrahim Kahn (John Waddington-Feather)
Owen Keane (Terence Faherty)
Francis Xavier Killy
(Simon Quinn)
Ray Koepp (C J Koehler)
The Rev Kathryn Koerney
(Cristina Sumners)
Father Robert Koesler (William X Kienzle)**
Hayden Konig (Mark Schweizer)*

Rev Rob Vander Laan (Terry Hager)
Papa LaBas
(Ishmael Reed)
The Rev Nick Lawrence (Deryn Lake)
Rina Lazarus
(Faye Kellerman)
Cooper Lee (Jennifer Stanley)
The Rev Francis Leggatt
(J S Fletcher)
Pope Leo XIII
(Ann Margaret Lewis)
Catherine LeVendeur
(Sharan Newman)*
Rabbi Gabby Lewyn (Roger Herst)
Rev Eldon Littlejohn
(Jan Maxwell)
Darcy Lott (Susan Dunlap)

"Mack" (William Paul Young)
Sister Madeleine (Cash Peters)
Arn Magnusson
(Jan Guillou)
Father Malachi
(Diane Marqaurt Moore & Isabel Anders)*
Father Malecki
(Ben Pastor)
Pastor Dev Malone
(Lenora Worth)
Sister Margaret
(Isaac Morris)
Henry Marlowe
(Rev Malcolm G Lorimer)
Father Martin
(David Bland)
Sister Maureen (Janet O'Daniel)
Father McMahon
(Dorothy Salisbury Davis)*
Brother Michael
(Susanna Gregory)
The Rev Charles Mickle (Henry Charlton Beck)
David Middleton-Brown (Kate Charles)
The Rev Margaret Moon
(Aline Templeton)
Ralph Moon
(D G Isch)
Det Insp Evan Morgan
(Pauline King)
The Rev Faith Morgan
(Martha Ockley)
Munpa
(Alexandra David-Néel and Lama Yongden)*

Nayir ash-Sharqi (Zoe Ferraris)
Rev Jonah Newman
(Robert Stephen Reid)
Father Nil
(Michel Benoît)
Father David Noone (Edward D Hoch)
Tenzing Norbu (Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay)

Charlie O'Brien
(Alan Dale Dickinson)
Father John O'Malley
(Margaret Coel)*
Father Fernando O'Neal
(Paul Spike)
Maggie O'Neill
(Madelyn Alt)
Ophelia and Abby (Shirley Damsgaard)*
Bridget O'Toole (Frank McConnell)*
The Rev Francis Oughterard (Suzette A Hill)*
Art Oveson (Andrew Hunt)
Blair Owens
(Terri Blackstock)

The Padre
(Richard Goyne)
The Rev Richard Page (Maggie Hamand)*
Brother Paul (William D Montalbano)
Mother Paul
(June Wright)
Gracie Parks (Eileen M Berger, Nicola Furlong, Roberta Updegraff)
Father Ian Pearse
(Jonathan Rabb)
Chief Inspector Pearson
(Eric Shepherd)
Bshop Pecock
(Margaret Frazer)
Sister Pelagia
(Boris Akunin)*
The Rev Dr Thomas Pemberton (E L Doctorow)
Abbot Peter
(Simon Parke)
Bishop Lynn Peterson (Marilyn Brown Oden)
Petroc of Auneford
(Pip Vaughan-Hughes)
Father Pfefferkorn (Florence B Weinberg)
Allen Mackenzie Phillips
(Wm Paul Young)
Cindy Preston
(Debbie Viguié)
Bishop Purcell
(Thomas Patrick McMahon)
Vish Puri (Tarquin Hall)

Father Quart
(Arturo Pérez-Reverte)*
Ellie Quicke (Veronica Heley)

Deb Ralston
(Lee Martin)
Rev C P Randollph
(Charles Merrill Smith)**
Ash Rashid
(Clive Culver)
Pastor Jordan Rau (Randall Arthur)
Rev Zeb Rawlins
(William V Reynolds)
Janet Reed
(Mary Carroll Patrick)
Bishop Francis X Regan
(William F Love)
The Rev (Gale Pedrick)
Sister Ria (Thomas Eidson)*
Chaplain Jaime Richards (S L Linnea)
The Rev Michael Richey
(Dale Osborn Rains)
Roger the Chapman
(Kate Sedley)
Father Roland
(Rev William L Doty)*
Sister Rose
(Nik Morton)
Father Vincent Ross
(Gillian Galbraith)
Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife
(Sharon Kahn)*
Lucius Rumsey (Christopher Leach)
Father Blackie Ryan
(Andrew M Greeley)*

Domingo Salazar (Diego Marani)
Burton Sands
(Peter Lovesey)
Alexander Seaton
(Shona MacLean)
The Rev Sebastian
(James L Johnson)
The Rev David Sempill
(John Buchan)
Father Tom Shaman
ex-priest (Jon Trace)
Father Joseph Shanley
(Jack Webb)
Matthew Shardlake (C J Sansom)*
Pastor Abby Shaw (Karl Fieldhouse)
Father David Sheridan
(David J Miller)
Rev James Sherlock
(Rev Malcolm G Lorimer)
Father Chris Sieb
(Michael Schiefelbein)
Rabbi Jeremiah Silverman
(Debbie Viguié)
Father Simeon
(Domini Highsmith)
Sister Simon
(Margaret Ann Hubbard)
Sam Sloan
(Robert L Wise)
Vera Sloan (Robert L Wise)
Aggie Sloan-Wilcox
(Emilie Richards)*
Rabbi David Small (Harry Kemelman)**
John Smyth (James R Coggins)*
Father Julian Snow (Louis Buss)
Det Chief Insp Southwell
(Barbara Whitehead)
Suzy Spencer
(Lis Howell)
Joanna Stafford
(Nancy Bilyeau)
Alan Starr
(Jane Langton)
Pastor James Stone (John Paul Carinci)
Rosemary Stubbs
(Clare Munnings)

Toom Taggart
(Paul M Edwards)*
Canon Tallis (Madeleine L'Engle)
John Taylor
(Thomas Brace Haughey)
Sister Mary Teresa (Monica Quill)*
Rev Dan Thompson (Dean Feldmeyer)*
Brother Timon (Phillip DePoy)
Rev Ziza Todd
(David Willis McCullough)
Archdeacon Toft
(Thurman Warriner)*
Father Mark Townsend (Father Brad Reynolds)*
The Rev Septimus Treloar
(Stephen Chance)*
Pastor Caleb Troyer (P L Gaus)*
Reverend Tuckworth (David Holland)*
The Rev Max Tudor (G M Malliet)
Rev Calvin Turkstra
(Christopher H Meehan)

Sister Ursula
(Anthony Boucher as H H Holmes)

Carl Vanderveer
(Larry Beinhart)
Vane
(John Fuller)*
Vicar of Sherburn (Julius Falconer)

Father Peter Wagner (J Stephen Russell)*
Kayla Wannamaker
(Pamela Kay Noble Brown)
The Rev Merrily Watkins
(Phil Rickman)*
Anne Waverly
(Laurie R King)*
The Rev Dr Simon Weatherspoon
(Michael Langford)*
Rev Walker "Bear" Wells (Stephanie Jaye Evans)
Rev Harry Westerham (Victor Whitechurch)
Geoffrey Weston (Thomas Brace Haughey)
Brother William
(Umberto Eco)*
Grace Willis (Becky Wooley)*
Father Mike Wilson
(D Keith Mano)
Pastor Thomas Wilson
(Tony Burton)
Rabbi Daniel Winter
(Joseph Terlushkin)
Wulfgar (V M Whitworth)


Also included: SOME EXCEPTIONAL NON-CLERICAL DETECTIVES FROM THE PAST

John Appleby
(Michael Innes)*
Miles Bredon (Ronald Knox)
Edward Candy characters*
Gervase Fen (Edmund Crispin)*
Michael Gilbert characters**
Mallett and Pettigrew
(Cyril Hare)*
Charlie Mortdecai (Kyril Bonfiglioli)*


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and a list of AUTHORS

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