Great Irish Stories of Murder and Mysteryby Peter Haining
Whether slogging through a desolate bog with a hated friend, escorting IRA gunmen through Belfast, or witnessing a deadly
The Irish are renowned for their storytelling, and have a particular skill for weaving tales of murder and mystery. This chilling collection features twenty short stories by modern Irish writers who've plumbed the sinister side of human nature.
Whether slogging through a desolate bog with a hated friend, escorting IRA gunmen through Belfast, or witnessing a deadly encounter between brothers on the banks of the Liffy, the selections in Great Irish Stories of Murder and Mysterydepict a world where violence is as ruthless as it is random. The collection is divided into tales of killers, cases of mystery, and stories of vengeance. Recurring themes include ties of friendship and family gone horribly wrong and the frailty of the human psyche---not to mention assassination, fratricide and patricide.
With selections by Liam O'Flaherty, Sean O'Faolain, Neil Jordan, Mary Lavin, William Trevor, and fourteen other acclaimed Irish writers, Great Irish Stories of Murder and Mysteryserves up a toxic blend of paranoia, heroism, and insanity, with some deadly twists added for good measure.
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