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Peeler ( A Sean O'Keefe Mystery)
     

Peeler ( A Sean O'Keefe Mystery)

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by Kevin McCarthy
 

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Part war story, part murder mystery, this subtle but savage thriller evokes a time, a place and a breed of men which have all been airbrushed out of Ireland's history.' - Ed O'Loughlin, author of the Booker longlisted 'Not Untrue, Not Unkind'. West Cork. November 1920. The Irish War of Independence rages. The body of a

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Part war story, part murder mystery, this subtle but savage thriller evokes a time, a place and a breed of men which have all been airbrushed out of Ireland's history.' - Ed O'Loughlin, author of the Booker longlisted 'Not Untrue, Not Unkind'. West Cork. November 1920. The Irish War of Independence rages. The body of a young woman is found brutally murdered on a windswept hillside, a scrapboard sign covering her mutilated body reads ‘TRATOR’. Traitor.

Acting Sergeant Séan O’Keefe of the Royal Irish Constabulary, a wounded veteran of the Great War, is assigned to investigate the crime, aided by sinister detectives sent from Dublin Castle to ensure he finds the killer, just so long as the killer he finds best serves the purposes of the crown in Ireland. . . The IRA has instigated its own investigation into the young woman’s death, assigning young Volunteer Liam Farrell – failed gunman and former law student – to the task of finding a killer it cannot allow to be one of its own.

Unknown to each other, the RIC Constable and the IRA Volunteer relentlessly pursue the truth behind the savage killing, their investigations taking them from the bullet-pocked lanes and thriving brothels of a war-torn Cork city to the rugged, deadly hills of West Cork, both seeking a killer, both seeking to stay alive in a time where 'murder’s as common as rain and no one knows a thing about it, even when they do. '

'a vivid, sometimes stunning evocation of a historical period through one police officer's life.- Detectives Beyond Borders

'...a page-turning thriller..'- Irish Examiner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856357029
Publisher:
Mercier Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
392,490
File size:
366 KB

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Part war story, part murder mystery, this subtle but savage thriller evokes a time, a place and a breed of men which have all been airbrushed out of Ireland's history.' - Ed O'Loughlin, author of the Booker longlisted 'Not Untrue, Not Unkind'. West Cork. November 1920. The Irish War of Independence rages. The body of a young woman is found brutally murdered on a windswept hillside, a scrapboard sign covering her mutilated body reads ‘TRATOR’. Traitor.

Acting Sergeant Séan O’Keefe of the Royal Irish Constabulary, a wounded veteran of the Great War, is assigned to investigate the crime, aided by sinister detectives sent from Dublin Castle to ensure he finds the killer, just so long as the killer he finds best serves the purposes of the crown in Ireland. . . The IRA has instigated its own investigation into the young woman’s death, assigning young Volunteer Liam Farrell – failed gunman and former law student – to the task of finding a killer it cannot allow to be one of its own.

Unknown to each other, the RIC Constable and the IRA Volunteer relentlessly pursue the truth behind the savage killing, their investigations taking them from the bullet-pocked lanes and thriving brothels of a war-torn Cork city to the rugged, deadly hills of West Cork, both seeking a killer, both seeking to stay alive in a time where 'murder’s as common as rain and no one knows a thing about it, even when they do. '

Meet the Author

Kevin McCarthy was born in Suffolk, UK, where his father was stationed with the US Air Force. He served in the Air Force himself before studying at Boston College and University College Dublin. In 2005 he was awarded the Fingal County Council Arts Bursary for Fiction Writing. He lives in North County Dublin with his wife and two children.

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1.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is stupid and i gurantee it will be a waste of yiur time if you read it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If it isnt in english its not woth your time unless you know latin lol
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What the @#$%&! Why isnt there a stupid title!?!?!? Dont get this book even though it is free. I rate it -100*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Might be able to read if the sentences made sense do not waste your timr
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's like three pages and it's just his conversation with a bunch of reporters...... A TON OF GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES!!!! Overall, boring and poorly written. Where's the plot???
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To the other book by this guy
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In latin. Dont get. Its worthless.
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Not so great espicially with the whole no title thing
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