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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ralph McInerney  

Pen Name: Monica Quill

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Illinois Connection

McInerney has written books based in Illinois - the Father Dowling series is based in Fox River, Illinois and his Sister Mary Teresa series written under the pen name of Monica Quill is about a 5'2'' 200-lb. nun in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

McInerney is a note philosopher and the author of more than 50 books - including many of the Father Dowling mystery series for which he received a lifetime achievement award from the Mystery Writers of America. He has also written under the pen name of Monical Quill. Writers of America.

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