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Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (1987)

Frank Dowling has to solve the mystery of a young man who is obsessed with finding his natural parents.

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Robert Prescott ...
Lt. Phil Keegan
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Patricia Erdain
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Senator Erdain
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Chris Robinson
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Maria Pello
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Andy Moore
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Katherine 'Kate' St. Urban
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Dr. Sidney Canfield
Guy Fricano ...
Sloan
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Frank Dowling is a priest who's views on religion are somewhat liberated and also has a penchant for solving mysteries. He now has to solve the mystery of a young man who's obsessed with finding his natural parents. When he steps out on the ledge of a building, threatening to jump unless he's told who his parents are, Father Dowling is called to try and talk him down but unfortunately he jumps and Father Dowling feeling responsible looks into it. And he learns that he may have been murdered, but he still has to find out how, why, and who. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Father Frank Dowling: Are you a confirmed cynic, Miss Erdain?
Patricia Erdain: Ask anyone.
Father Frank Dowling: It's been my experience when you scratch a cynic you'll find a romantic underneath.
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Followed by Father Dowling Mysteries (1989) See more »

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