Category Archives: Ireland

The Last Girl by Jane Casey

The Last Girl by Jane Casey Ebury Press, 2012 Maeve Kerrigan #3 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.   Advertisements

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The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway

The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway Macmillan, 2012 Inspector Ben Devlin #5 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Broken Harbour by Tana French

Broken Harbour by Tana French Hodder & Stoughton, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty

The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty Serpent’s Tail, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Bloodland by Alan Glynn

Bloodland by Alan Glynn Faber & Faber, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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The Rage by Gene Kerrigan

The Rage by Gene Kerrigan Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011. See here for review.

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Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway

McGilloway, Brian – ‘Little Girl Lost’ Trade Paperback: 304 pages (May 2011) Publisher: Macmillan ISBN: 0230753365 Brian McGilloway, author of BORDERLANDS and three subsequent excellent crime novels about Inspector Ben Devlin, here changes tack to write a readable book about … Continue reading

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The Guards by Ken Bruen

For a long time I have been planning to read Ken Bruen, a highly regarded writer, and have finally made good my intention in the shape of The Guards, the first novel in a series about Jack Taylor. Taylor is … Continue reading

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All the Colours of the Town, by Liam McIlvanney

Gerry Conway is a political journalist for the Glasgow Tribune. Divorced with two young sons, he lives in a flat in the city centre and when he isn’t at work he’s in the pub.  Aware of the general unease and insecurities … Continue reading

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Winterland, by Alan Glynn

    Winterland WINTERLAND is a brilliant book. A young man is shot in the beer garden of a Dublin pub. His mother Catherine is devastated but most of his family are privately unsurprised, as the victim is a known … Continue reading

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