Death in Dublin by Bartholomew Gill
A Novel of Suspense (Peter McGarr Mysteries)

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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.

 

About Bartholomew Gill

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Bartholomew Gill authored 15 Peter McGarr mysteries, among them The Death of an Irish Lover, The Death of an Irish Tinker, and the Edgar Award nominee The Death of a Joyce Scholar. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Gill wrote as Mark McGarrity for the Star-Ledger. He died in 2002.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Before he married Noreen, Peter McGarr of Dublin's Serious Crimes Unit courted, then jilted, fly-fisherwoman Nellie Millar.

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Chief Superintendent Peter McGarr’s traveled from Dublin to some strange postings in his 14 earlier cases (The Death of an Irish Tinker, 1997, etc.), but no summons has been stranger than his long-lost friend Tim Tallon’s peremptory demand—namely, that he come to Leixleap (“Salmon Jump”) to seek ...

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The eighth and sadly the last in Gill's Peter McGarr series (the author died last summer) is a complicated and gloomy foray into Ireland's relentlessly tragic political and social landscape

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The ninth Peter McGarr mystery ( The Death of a Joyce Scholar ) offers a stylish, literate look at Ireland today.

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The bibliophile in question was noted Swiftian scholar Brian Herrick, the custodian of Swift's Marsh Library, famed for its rare editions, which Herrick had recreated in part in his own home.

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In his 10th appearance, Dublin police Chief Superintendent Peter McGarr attends the funeral of former lover and expert fisherwoman, 54-year-old Nellie Millar, who drowned one night while casting for salmon in Donegal's River Owenea.

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In the ninth Peter McGarr mystery, a stylish look at Ireland today, suspicions are aroused when banking tycoon/philanthropist/political aspirant Paddy Power dies on the eve of an economic conference.

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McGarr, drawn in by the murder of Biddy's man, doesn't so much detect here as officiate while Biddy goes after her nemesis.

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As the ransom becomes known, Peter believes that The New Druids, an anti Christianity group that blames that religion for destroying Ireland for over a millennium, is behind the theft and the murder.

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