Jan. 20, 1989
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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Father Dowling Mysteries

In the spirit of "Murder, She Wrote" and "Diagnosis Murder", this series also features a main character in an unlikely profession for solving murders. Wherever Father Dowling and his assistant Sister Oskowsky go, someone turns up dead. While the local police are usually quick to find a likely suspect, the snooping priest just as quickly finds a good reason to take a closer look.


Father Dowling Mysteries Season 3 (1990-1991)

3x01 3 3x01 The Royal Mystery
It looks like a royal mess when Sister Steve find herself trapped in a Royal scandal. The Sister trades places with a frisky British noblewoman in order to infiltrate a trade delegation. ...
Sep. 20, 1990
3x02 3 3x02 The Medical Mystery
The local hospital is the scene of some 'extra' deaths when Father Dowling and Sister Steve uncover a string of mystery murders. Father Prestwick insists on helping out and almost becomes ...
Sep. 27, 1990
3x03 3 3x03 The Devil In The Deep Blue Sea Mystery
When most people look at Harry Deal they see one of the most powerful men in underworld crime. Father Dowling sees something else, something even more sinister: The Devil. Now Father ...
Oct. 04, 1990
3x04 3 3x04 The Showgirl Mystery
A showy showgirl of a shady nightclub is surprised to discover that her late husband's estate consists of nothing but debts. Or is she the victim of a scam to deprive her out of a small ...
Oct. 18, 1990
3x05 3 3x05 The Movie Mystery
Everyone is enjoying the slice of Hollywood as a movie crew uses St. Michael's as a location, until a series of unexplained, and life-threatening, accidents put a damper on the mood. ...
Oct. 25, 1990
3x06 3 3x06 The Undercover Nun Mystery
Sister Steve's return to her Mother's house to celebrate the convent's Silver Jubilee ceremonies should be a time of great joy for everyone. But shortly after arriving the Sister discovers ...
Nov. 01, 1990
3x07 3 3x07 The Murder Weekend Mystery
It's man against machine when a hired killer uses computer technology to conceal his crime during a weekend retreat for mystery writers. A series of traps further complicate the investigation ...
Nov. 08, 1990
3x08 3 3x08 The Reasonable Doubt Mystery
Father Dowling does his duty, jury duty, in a murder case that should have been open and shut. Father Dowling is not so sure and his claim of reasonable doubt ends in a deadlocked jury. ...
Nov. 15, 1990
3x09 3 3x09 The Vanishing Victim Mystery
Father Dowling stumbles into a kidnapping plot when he befriends a young woman who is about to disappear. Fearing the worst, Sister Steve signs on as the family's new maid to try and ...
Nov. 29, 1990
3x10 3 3x10 The Christmas Mystery
There's a murder attempt on a woman who has left her son in the temporary care of St. Michael's and the search for the culprit leads to a department store on Christmas Eve.
Dec. 13, 1990
3x11 3 3x11 The Fugitive Priest Mystery
Trouble is brewing for Father Dowling when his evil twin brother rolls into town. Blaine manages to frame his brother for a bank robbery, while protecting himself with a perfect alibi: ...
Jan. 03, 1991
3x12 3 3x12 The Substitute Sister Mystery
Father Dowling and Sister Steve are caught in the middle of the battle of the bugs when warring exterminators do battle over franchise rights. The plot is further thickened by a nun ...
Jan. 10, 1991
3x13 3 3x13 The Missing Witness Mystery
Sister Steve has disguised herself as a trashy lady-of-the-evening in order to track down a witness who can clear the name of a young businessman charged with murder. But was he really ...
Jan. 24, 1991
3x14 3 3x14 The Prodigal Son Mystery
A blast from the past rocks Father Dowling's world when a man he's never met shows up claiming to be his son. The man disappears before Father Dowling can question him. And then his ...
Jan. 31, 1991
3x15 3 3x15 The Moving Target Mystery
A hired killer has a change of heart when he discovers that Father Dowling is his intended victim. He warns the priest that someone else is certain to accept the contract. Now it's ...
Feb. 07, 1991
3x16 3 3x16 The Priest Killer Mystery
When a rooftop sniper almost kills Father Dowling, Sister Steve goes undercover as a cab driver, hoping the flush out the would-be priest-killer.
Feb. 14, 1991
3x17 3 3x17 The Mummy's Curse Mystery
While visiting the Chicago Museum to take in a Pharaoh's burial chamber, Father Dowling and Sister Steve encounter an ancient Egyptian curse. Father Prestwick almost becomes a victim ...
Feb. 21, 1991
3x18 3 3x18 The Monkey Business Mystery
Father Dowling and Sister Steve go out on a limb when they kidnap a chimp accused of murdering an animal activist. The killer-chimp will be put to sleep unless they can prove it has ...
Mar. 07, 1991
3x19 3 3x19 The Hard Boiled Mystery
An author who used Dowling and Steve as characters in his murder mystery dies before its completion.
Mar. 28, 1991
3x20 3 3x20 The Malibu Mystery
ather Dowling is on the trail of a runaway teen who is taking a walk on the wild side of L.A.'s night life.
Apr. 04, 1991
3x21 3 3x21 The Consulting Detective Mystery
It is difficult to tell who is consulting with whom when Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of Father Dowling. The pair prove to be an unbeatable team as they put their powers of deduction ...
Apr. 25, 1991
3x22 3 3x22 The Joyful Noise Mystery
The local District Attorney's office is home to bullets and ballots as deadly rivals battle for power. One man is already dead and an innocent boy has been charged with murder. Father ...
May. 02, 1991
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