William Biersach's character of Fr. John Baptist is a rare
commodity: he's a real man's man; the kind who used to flock to the
priesthood because the greatest opponent a man could face was supreme
evil, the greatest battle to be won was the salvation of souls.
St. Louis, Missouri
Professor Biersach's Father Baptist mysteries are proof
that supernatural evil still needs to be exorcized in traditional fashion.
It can't continue to be swept under the chair (or cathedral). The Search
for Saint Valeria, the third in the series, promises to take us deeper
beneath the darkened conscience of the post-conciliar American Church. As
Father Baptist and Martin Feeney confront the darkness, Biersach makes us
shudder in horror and laugh out loud in recognition. And there are a lot
of good laughs to be had.
Margaret Robe Summit, Ph.D.
I read literally all night, my heart pounding with
anticipation, fear or excitement, turning pages almost faster than I could
read. I read all the next day, and into the night as well, having cooked
no meals for the family, ignored the laundry, the telephone, the computer
and everything else! Before purchasing The Endless Knot or The
Darkness Did Not, do take the time to at least buy TV dinners and
arrange for a babysitter! Then guilt free inhale some of the best mystery
stories ever written!
If you never thought you could howl with laughter while
sheer terror stands your hair on end, read this book!
The Darkness Did Not: It's better than broccoli!
Point Lookout, NY
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Hercule Poirot and
Hastings move over! Fr. John Baptist and his chronicler, Martin Feeney,
are every bit as endearing as their better-known counterparts. The
characters are well-drawn. You'll come to think of them as friends. The
plots are fascinating, the events cathartic, and you've given an inside
view of the world of radical traditional (rad/trad) Catholicism. I simply
couldn't put them down until I had read each one twice!
F. Wilcox, MA
I just love Mr. Biersach's books. They combine all my
favorite things: the Catholic faith, murder mystery, and laughter. As a
matter of fact I have laughed so hard in some places it brought tears to
my eyes. I will admit I have even underlined parts I didn't want to
West Haven, Connecticut
William Biersach gives a whole new meaning to working out
one's salvation in fear and trembling.
P.S. Comment from my 17 year old daughter,
Bernadette: Don't read TDDN at night! And from our 14 year old son,
Stephan, budding writer and aspirant to the Knights Tumblar: Mr. Biersach
has written books of light and truth, and the darkness will not comprehend
Not just for Catholics. William Biersach's mystery novels
will crowd right to the top of anyone's Favorites list! A tip: Don't
pass these books around. You'll never get them back!
Grants Pass, Oregon
Biersach creates a unique mystery plot, incorporates
long-forgotten spiritual forces, fine tunes his character development,
humorously exploits the Novus Ordo antics of the modern Church, while he
simultaneously remains theologically correct. Pure genius!
Just when we thought we had it, there was another twist.
The characters are so real that we think we know them. With about thirty
books on the shelf to be read right now, I could not put The Endless
Knot down! Still checking it because more details come to light with
each reading. Underlined the first novel ever. MORE! MORE! I'm beggin' for
MORE, ya hear?
What a wonderful group of characters! Biersach brings each
of them to life in uncanny detail. You'll find yourself wanting to drive
down to St. Philomena's to watch it all in person. It's hard to shake the
belief that they're really there. A word of caution: you'll want to stock
up on plenty of freezer dinners and make sure the laundry's done before
you open this book because the rest of the family will have to fend for
themselves until the last page is read. I can't remember the last time
I've enjoyed a book this much.
Lake Katrine, New
William Biersach is doing exactly what needs to done to
reintroduce our culture to faith and truth. This is another style of
evangelization that will work very well in our times.
When's the last time you read a book where the characters
think and believe as you do? I purchased multiple copies, and yesterday my
husband and two sons were reading the whole time they were in the house.
No sports. No TV. Yippee! We are all having the best time together, so much
fun to have someone start laughing, or pensively announce "Listen to
this!" and read a passage or prayer. Thank you for some wonderful family
P.S. By the way,
Chisum was irritated that I interrupted his straight-through reading of
King's Dark Towers series to make him sit down with The Endless
Knot. Just five chapters, Honey, then you can put it down. However,
when I got up this morning, I found he'd not only finished The Endless
Knot, but started The Darkness Did Not unbidden!
I find myself referring back to The Endless Knot
regularly, and it is the only novel I own that I have underlined.
Biersach's eloquent explanation of the faith required not to believe in
the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin is worth the price of the book by
Jame A. Cope