Category Archives: Irish

Brian McGilloway, The Rising (2010)

The fourth Irish Inspector Devlin mystery. “To my immediate right something moved. I approached, squinting against the glare, my throat already burning with the heat of the smoke that had made it through the covering of my jacket. An old … Continue reading

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>Colin Bateman, Mystery Man (2009)

> This novel is a Northern Irish stand-alone (a belated St Patrick´s Day review)  The narrator of this story is a nameless first-person owner of a bookshop in Belfast. When his neighbour, a private detective, disappears, he is more or … Continue reading

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>Declan Burke, The Big O (2007)

> This love … eh caper crime story is the writer´s second novel. No, of course a male Irish writer doesn´t write love stories. Yet… No, certainly not. “Except what Karen remembered best was his eyes in the split-second when … Continue reading

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>Brian McGilloway, Gallows Lane (2008)

> This Irish police procedural is the second in the Inspector Benedict Devlin Series. This book was a fine choice for the Irish challenge. It conveys a strong sense of the setting close to the border of Northern Ireland and … Continue reading

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>Tana French, The Likeness (2008)

> [Dansk titel: Tana French, Som i et spejl – 2009] This thriller is the Irish writer´s second novel featuring Cassie Maddox. See my review of her debut, In the Woods. As I have read this one for the Ireland … Continue reading

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>Brian McGilloway, Borderlands (2007)

> I had a feeling that the Irish Inspector Devlin series would be exactly my taste so when a friend gave me the third book, I bought this debut plus the second volume myself so I could read them in … Continue reading

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>Rob Kitchin, The White Gallows (2010)

>This Irish police procedural is the second in the Colm McEvoy series. Within one day Detective Superintendent Colm McEvoy is sent out to two deaths. The first one is an anonymous Lithuanian, the second is old Dr Koch, a German … Continue reading

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