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The Endless Knot

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Publisher: Tumblar House
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 454
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The first book in the Father Baptist series.
Who is killing the Catholic bishops of Los Angeles? One by one, they're dying horribly. The clues surrounding the murders point to an occult connection and the police are stumped. Fr. John Baptist, cop-turned-priest, and Martin Feeney, his faithful gardener-turned-chronicler, are ordered by the anxious archbishop to get to the root of this baffling mystery. Together they uncover a terrifying conspiracy that threatens their faith, their sanity, and their very lives. Such awaits all who get entangled in the Endless Knot.

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Sexuality: None Violence & Gore: Moderate

There are several murder investigation of people killed in very unusual ways.

Profanity: None Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: Moderate

There is a decent amount of drinking by the Knights Tumblar, but no one is explicitly drunk. There is a decent discussion on various types of alcohol. Martin Feeney drinks ginger ale because he's quit alcohol.

NOTE: This guide may be incomplete.

William L. Biersach:

William L. Biersach was born in Pasadena, California, on the Feast Day of St. Philip Neri, the "Laughing Saint", in 1953. A product of Catholic grammar and high school, he naturally lost his Faith when the effects of Vatican II came rattling through the world like a maniacal jalopy in the 1960's and 70's. He found his way back to Traditional Rome in 1993 and has been active in trying to reacquaint Catholics with their own religion ever since. The Endless Knot is the first of his Father Baptist novels. He is currently working on the rough draft for the sixth book in the series. He resides in a stone house somewhere in Southern California, likes spicy food, and hopes to retire in Heaven some day.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
A Crowning Achievement

The mixture of macabre, serious Catholic commentary, and satire in such tasteful fashion is a crowning achievement that no other writer would dare attempt. The wit and humor found within The Endless Knot are also very rare commodities for Catholic novelists, as they permeate the novel in such a way that you’re always 100% tuned in, for fear that you’ll miss any juicy little tidbit. Mixed together, these ingredients make a special cocktail that you will want to savor over and over again.

Jason Passmore
Fun Traditional Catholic Fiction

Good mystery, fun and witty. Traditional Catholic humor and commentary on the Church and traditionalists. Helpful gardening tips.

Greg B
Best mMurder Mystery

I love this book. I am hooked.

Casey Boudreaux
Great gift!

I got this as a gift for a family member. He hasn't been into reading for a while, but I saw him reading this one. I may have to read it myself when he's finished

Anita Moore
Great Characters, Fascinating Story

One of my favorite devastatingly accurate lines from this book:

“Somehow he had eluded the euphonious clutches of his wife and the Ever-Twangin’ Mostly-Saggin’ Steel Pluckers to attend Mass at St. Philomena’s.”

Sadly, I finished this book all too quickly. Now I must wait for the next one. “Lord, I don’t remember praying for patience…”


This book is light hearted, serious about matters of the faith, and a page turner. I do not know how this is not a movie yet. Call up Mel Gibson or somebody. One of my favorite fiction books all time.

Sydney Walker
The Endless Knot is Excellent!

If you enjoy a classic story of mystery which ties into moral issues this is your book.

Matthew Becker
Excellent fiction, and a lot more

This is a wonderfully executed mystery novel. The pacing is good, always leaving you wanting to read one more chapter. The author's voice is distinct and expressive. His characters leap from the page, fully alive. You can see in them any number of people you know or wish you knew. This is especially true of one Pierre Bontemps, if you are an Off the Menu listener.

However, it is much more than simply a mystery novel. The Catholic faith is imbued throughout the story. You also get a hopefully-but-maybe-not exaggerated at times depiction of a post-conciliar diocese gone wrong and a caricatured-but-not-that-much Traditionalist parish. It is comical to say the least.

Overall I highly recommend this book, not just to Trads who will certainly appreciate it, but really anyone who likes a good mystery.

Eric Kabitzke
A good satire of the Trad movement

This book, in my opinion, was one of the funniest and greatest books I've read. There are parts of it that read like the crime novel that it is, and other times it reads like a golden satire on the problems in the Traditionalist movement, the author shining a light on some of the more obtuse members of the movement. Plus, it features an argument with America's favourite Renewable Resourse and Igneous Americans' Rights Activist and a New Age Witch. In short, what's not to love?

Naomi Ii
Great mystery!

The Endless Knot is a fun modern-day Catholic mystery with a great cast of characters! There’s a mixture of serious, humor, Faith issues, and hilarious commentary! I look forward to reading more of this author!