This short and sometimes emotional novel is told from the perspective of Paddy, the gargoyle who guards St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. It is a tale of good vs evil, as Paddy enlists the help of 82 year old Francis Templeton, a Knight of Malta with a fondness of his old Rolls Royce.
The book is somewhat weak on plot but heavy on theology and church functioning, including a section on bell ringing (which was rather interesting). I didn't feel that the author was preaching, despite the religious themes of the book (which couldn't really be helped in a book like this).
The author's portrayal of gargoyles is original and something I enjoyed immensely. The story also makes use of miracles (sort of), demons, angels and a cat. This is a sweet little mystery story, with lovable characters, delightful interactions and a unique perspective. It is not gritty or dark, though there are intense moments, nor is it quite fluffy either. I found this book to be a pleasant and enjoyable diversion.
The book isn't particularly meant for children but i is safe for their consumption, i.e. no gore, excessive violence or sex.