Boys and Girls Together

A Father Columba Murder Mystery
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Boys and Girls Together Synopsis

Having solved murder mysteries in Mississippi, Korea, Scotland, and Italy, everyone’s favorite monastic sleuth, Father Columba, finds himself on vacation in Music City, U.S.A., Nashville Tennessee. There he finds an all too familiar tragedy, one based in love. How he stumbles his way through conflicting clues to solve, the mystery provides his fans with still another highly enjoyable story. In December of 1999, Mother Maria Angela Reynolds of the Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene in Nashville Tennessee penned this missive about Father Columba’s Nashville adventures:

"This brief memoir came into my possession 20 years ago, that is in 1979, arriving addressed to me at our convent but without the name or address of the sender, postmarked La Trobe, Pennsylvania. I have kept it with me until now when I will place it in our archives. Perhaps after I am gone, it will be discovered and published, and by then all who are mentioned herein will be dead, which is what Columba wanted and quite likely for the best.

When I read it for the first time—I have read it many times since then—I discovered that the dear man we knew as Father Quentin, the man who solved our curious mystery and helped save us from the curiosity of journalists and the greed of realtors, the man who made sure we survived the awful 60s and 70s, was in truth Father Columba, who is now known throughout the world for having solved other mysteries for Mother Church."

Become immersed in the backdrop of the 1960s Nashville as an undercover Father Columba once again rides to discover the truth behind a tragic death. Along the way, Father Columba discovers a hidden lover’s secret, Nashville’s country music scene, and nuns on roller-skates in Boys and Girls Together.

The clever and quirky Father Columba Mystery Series is the invention of Western Kentucky University history professor, James T. Baker. Boys and Girls Together is the third installment of the Father Columba Mysteries Series. Following on the heels of Prior Knowledge and Good for the Soul, Boys and Girls Together is a wonderful introduction to the world of an amateur sleuthing monk who’s no saint.

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About Author James T. Baker

James T. Baker developed his passion for history and religion while in high school, during his days as a Bulldog. He is a graduate of Baylor and Florida State Universities and has for many years taught at Western Kentucky University. Throughout his career he has been a prolific writer, authoring 22 books and over 60 articles.  His articles have appeared in such places as Christian Century, Commonweal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The American Benedictine Review. His creative talents and his unique points of view and insights have also made him a highly sought after speaker.  He has delivered addresses and papers in the United States, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, China, and other Asian countries. He often appears in a one person show-presentation of industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.  In addition to his teaching duties, James directs the Canadian Parliamentary Internship Program.

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