Death in Dublin

Death in Dublin

A Novel of Suspense

Book - 2003
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The theft of the Book of Kells -- an exquisite ninth-century amalgam of Christian doctrine and Celtic legend -- from the Trinity College library is, in itself, a most shocking crime. But it is the brutal slaying of a night watchman that throws Peter McGarr of the Dublin Murder Squad into the mix. Forced to share investigative duties equally with a publicity-hungry co-Chief Superintendent, McGarr is soon entangled in a twisted web of murder, thievery, back-biting politics, and dark pagan rituals. And surely more blood will flow as secrets, deceptions, and well-guarded lies come to light -- forcing an intrepid detective to doubt the loyalties of even his closest compatriots -- in a chilling case that threatens to bring about nothing less than the destruction of contemporary Irish society.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2003
ISBN: 9780060008505
Branch Call Number: GILL
Characteristics: x, 294 p


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May 01, 2018

If you want to read anything by author Bartholomew Gill, you better do it now, getting them from our own county library system.
Began this book in the Chicago public library, on my way to Ireland. Figured I buy it and read it in Dublin. No way. Turns out this was the author's final book. Couldn't find any books by Gill at any bookstore in Ireland, from Dublin to Glasgow; not new, not used. Came across the author in a used bookstore in Toronto on the way back, but only one title - not this one.
The book itself was very good for its genre: some gruesome violence, some mild sex, some politics, some unlikely teaming, lots of questions to be answered.
The story concerns the theft from Trinity College of the Book of Kells, the Book of Durrow, and the Book of Armagh. Durrow and Armagh are older than Kells. I got to see all three in situ.

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