The Book of Killowen

The Book of Killowen

by Erin Hart
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The Book of Killowen 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
ElementaryPenguin More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as part of BNs Christmas bargain book deal, and I'm very glad I did. I enjoyed this book so much, in fact, that I subsequently bought and read her other three books. So, I'm all caught up now, and Ms. Hart needs to write faster. Objectively, Hart's novels bear a strong kinship to Kathy Reich's "Bones" novels, which is understandable, since both series deal with murder mysteries involving exhumed bodies. So far, I prefer Hart's work, because she is one of those truly gifted authors whose prose can sometimes melt into poetry. The subject matter is pretty limited, however, so I have to wonder how long she will be able to keep it fresh, which became a problem for me with Ms. Reich's novels.
AvidReader54MN More than 1 year ago
In her fourth novel, Erin Hart returns to Ireland and the bog people, with a twist. The bog body is discovered with a more recent corpse, in the trunk of a car buried in the bog. Who is the ancient corpse, and how did it get displaced from its preservation in the bog to the trunk of a modern car? These questions are answered in a suspenseful read, an exceptional mystery by an exceptional writer. The book has just been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Book Awards.
1nookworm More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this book down! Definitely looking forward to reading more from this author. Love the style....modern day rural Ireland, police, history and art all rolled up in one.
HeavyReaderChgo More than 1 year ago
I've read all Erin Hart's books--they're wonderful! If you want what I want from a book (likeable characters, interesting mystery plot, local color--in this case, Ireland--a bit of global history or archeology) then this author and her books are for you. And, the 'bog people' background is fascinating to me. Erin Hart is one of my favorites--check her out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Couldn't put it down!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are some of the more readable books l have seen in some time. It's not because I am Irish (I'm not. ) It's not due to my anthropology degree or the fact that I am a fellow twin citian to the author . The books are just that good. Good science, good imagination, good word pictures. Which leads to my one request. Not all of us are celtic or celtic speakers. Please Ms. Hart, provide us with a glossary or at least a pronounciation guide for personal names, place names, etc. Some definitions would be nice. Other than that, I've never seen an author progress from wow to jaw-dropping in just four books like that. Thank you so much. When does book five come out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A riviting read. I couldn't put it down i love that it was based on historical facts that , normally, i find dull. This was anything but. I highly recommend it
2_Irish_Girls More than 1 year ago
This book was simply brilliant. I am still reeling from the creativity of Author Erin Hart. The way she intertwined the ancient history with modern Ireland was truly enthralling. The use of archeology to help solve the mystery was almost as much fun as the mystery itself. I don’t think I could have enjoyed this book more. Nora & Cormac are dynamic characters dripping with intelligence and charisma. I will happily read any book starring these two. I was instantly attracted to them and found them easy to relate to. Neither is pushover, rather they complement one another beautifully. Adding to the mystique is a group of eccentric artists, each with their own secrets. Resist the urge to purchase a ticket to Ireland after reading this book! It is incredibly descriptive. I felt like I was sitting on the rolling green hills as I read. Beyond that, this book taught me a great deal about Ireland’s history. It was fascinating. I was just as wrapped up in the mystery as I was with the times gone by. Like I said, this book was brilliant. It was a roller-coaster ride at its finest and even brought me to tears at the end. 5 Stars for The Book of Killowen and pair it with pint of Guinness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pulled me in and kept me engaged.
LookingForGoodBooks More than 1 year ago
I have not read anything by this author before. She is very good. I will be sure to follow up with other books by her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept my interest through out the whole book! Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Manuscript might have been interesting but came off as just filler with tedious details of oak gall etc no need for maps and chapter headings in latin and galic english enough. Not a keeper and wont bother reading more by author. buska
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scduckett13 More than 1 year ago
I just got to this book. It's been intriguing so far. Always a mix of ancient and modern secrets, with motives for murder never changing, no matter what time you live in. Erin Hart anchors this novel in the bogs of Ireland moving easily back and forth between 800-900 a.d. and today. She's done her research on bog bodies and the preserving effects it has on old or new bodies. Makes you wonder just how many bodies are still out there! Love her books. A little formulaic but that's ok too.
Quidd More than 1 year ago
As good for the visual imagery as the mystery.
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Enjoyed the story