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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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The Twelve, by Stuart Neville

The Twelve In this impressively gripping debut novel, Gerry Fegan is living a miserable life after serving a prison sentence for terrorist murders. Released as part of the Northern Ireland peace process, he’s ravaged by guilt and haunted by the … Continue reading

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The Poison Tree, by Erin Kelly

  The Poison Tree Very strongly reminiscent of Barbara Vine's A FATAL INVERSION, the main events of THE POISON TREE are set in a rambling old house in Highgate during the summer of 1997, when Tony Blair became Prime Minister … Continue reading

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The Rising, by Brian McGilloway

  The Rising   Brian McGilloway is on top form with his fourth Benedict Devlin novel, THE RISING. After the broad canvas of the previous instalment (BLEED A RIVER DEEP), THE RISING returns to the classic police procedural – with … Continue reading

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Dark Times in the City, by Gene Kerrigan

  Dark Times in the City I've been eagerly anticipating Gene Kerrigan's third novel, having enjoyed LITTLE CRIMINALS and THE MIDNIGHT CHOIR so much, and I am not disappointed. Right from the first page, the reader is grabbed by the … Continue reading

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Bleed a River Deep, by Brian McGilloway

  Bleed a River Deep (Inspector Devlin Mystery 3) Brian McGilloway blends international politics, big business, gold mining, archaeology and people-trafficking in his third, confident police procedural set in the borderlands between the North and the South of Ireland. Inspector … Continue reading

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Gallows lane, by Brian McGilloway

Gallows Lane (Inspector Devlin Mystery 2) Can Brian McGilloway's second novel, GALLOWS LANE, possibly live up to the first, BORDERLANDS, which among other kudos was Euro Crime reviewers' favourite read of 2007? Almost, but not quite. Never mind, though, the … Continue reading

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Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty

Dead I Well May Be (Five Star Paperback) In a slow burn of a novel, Michael Forsythe has already run out of time in his native Ireland and in the British Army before his twentieth birthday. With no other option, … Continue reading

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Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill

Thirty-three Teeth Dr Siri Paiboun, elderly chief coroner of 1970s Laos, makes a welcome reappearance after his first outing in THE CORONER'S LUNCH. As THIRTY-THREE TEETH opens, Siri and his two colleagues, Dtui and Geung, carry out a post-mortem on … Continue reading

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In the Woods, by Tana French

In the Woods Although long, IN THE WOODS is a cracking read. I have often read the word "unputdownable" to describe a book, but in this case it is true: I was glad I started the book on a weekend … Continue reading

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