The Death of an Irish Lass

The dead woman is an enigma a local lass who emigrated to America some years back, now perched atop a seven hundred foot cliff high above the pounding Irish surf with two passports, a pistol, and 27,000 U.S dollars in her coat pocket The brutality of May Quirk s murder along with the accompanying death of her unborn child haunts Chief Superintendent PeterThe dead woman is an enigma a local lass who emigrated to America some years back, now perched atop a seven hundred foot cliff high above the pounding Irish surf with two passports, a pistol, and 27,000 U.S dollars in her coat pocket The brutality of May Quirk s murder along with the accompanying death of her unborn child haunts Chief Superintendent Peter McGarr of the Special Crimes Unit What was it that brought her home to County Clare to die McGarr is determined to find out, as his investigation carries him into the twisted core of a deadly conspiracy centered around money, madness, and lethal politics and leads him far from his own home to a dark place where a dedicated Irish policeman is easy prey.
The Death of an Irish Lass The dead woman is an enigma a local lass who emigrated to America some years back now perched atop a seven hundred foot cliff high above the pounding Irish surf with two passports a pistol and

  • Title: The Death of an Irish Lass
  • Author: Bartholomew Gill
  • ISBN: 9780060522605
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Death of an Irish Lass”

    1. Bartholomew Gill created a most Irish detective in Peter McGarr, imbuing both McGarr and the setting with the charm of an Irish Bed and Breakfast. It leans a bit toward literary, but not so far that it ever becomes dull.McGarr is Chief Inspector of Detectives, a position created solely to lure him away from Interpol. Before that McGarr had been with Criminal Justice in Paris and is somewhat revered in his home of Ireland. When a particularly young and beautiful Irish lass named May Quirk is foun [...]

    2. This mystery, set in Ireland, had too many twists. It felt as though the author wanted to keep going so kept changing the story. First the victim was seen as a sex object, then a possible IRA sympathizer, then an IRA opponent. The suspects had enough differences to keep them straight (an older drunk, a doctor, a novelist, a German, and a farmer) but no real personalities. The story kept being broken up by descriptions of what the main detective was eating and drinking, which might be interesting [...]

    3. Bartholomew Gill could sure tell a good yarn. Unfortunately, he passed away in the summer of 2002. As I was cleaning out the book shelves, I found three Peter McGarr mysteries that I have not read. Lucky for me! This is one of my favorite mystery series. Each is set in Ireland. McGarr is a complex and engaging character. Lots of Irish history included and McGarr is surrounded by an interesting cast of characters, too.

    4. The later Peter McGarr books became interesting; the early ones are like watching "The Quiet Man without the humor.

    5. This is something that randomly showed up at my house. It's not bad if you enjoy mysteries and is a quick enjoyable read.

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