Overview

In a paint-splattered room, a young and successful Irish painter confronts his shocking and murderous past - a dark day on the beach at Bundoran, Co. Donegal, when, at the age of nine, he quietly dispatched a palaeontologist with his own geological hammer.



His life is further disrupted by the beautiful Billie Maguire, an Ingrid Bergman lookalike who leads him all the way to Prague and involves him in yet another grievous crime. Struggling to keep reality and unreality apart, ...

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The Little Hammer

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Overview

In a paint-splattered room, a young and successful Irish painter confronts his shocking and murderous past - a dark day on the beach at Bundoran, Co. Donegal, when, at the age of nine, he quietly dispatched a palaeontologist with his own geological hammer.



His life is further disrupted by the beautiful Billie Maguire, an Ingrid Bergman lookalike who leads him all the way to Prague and involves him in yet another grievous crime. Struggling to keep reality and unreality apart, he wishes only to be taken seriously - as sinner and lover, artist and murderer.

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Times
Rampant wit and a deft and elegant control of language.
Guardian
Immediate, passionate and shot through with descriptive brilliance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446499054
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 819 KB

Meet the Author

John Kelly

John Kelly, who holds a graduate degree in European history, is the author and coauthor of ten books on science, medicine, and human behavior, including Three on the Edge, which Publishers Weekly called the work of "an expert storyteller." He lives in New York City.

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