Death on a Cold, Wild River by Bartholomew Gill
A Peter McGarr Mystery

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While investigating the drowning death of a former lover, who ran a fly-fishing school in a tiny village, Peter McGarr finds numerous suspicious anglers. By the author of The Death of Love. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
 

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Mark McGarrity, who wrote mystery novels under the pseudonym Bartholomew Gill, was born in Massachusetts in 1943. He graduated from both Brown University and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He wrote seventeen murder mysteries and was an Edgar Award nominee. As a journalist, he wrote for the Newark Star Ledger. He lived in Dublin and Cranberry Lake, NJ. He died in 2002.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by William Morrow, NY. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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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 Englishman, long settled with his blind wife Breege on Ireland's lonely Clare Island, has tempered his works of mercy--his Clare Island Trust has generously supported Breege's quadriplegic relation Paul O'Malley and dozens of other unfortunates in their troubles--with unflinching vigilance.

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The last McGarr from Gill, who died this past summer, traces Ireland’s religious woes back to tussles between Christians and Druids, then moves forward to antagonism between Catholics and Protestants and the resentment of conservatives over the admission of so many students to Dublin’s Trinity Co...

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And Herrick had been in his cups more and more often in the months before his fatal poisoning, as he gathered his Gulliver-themed cronies-- Lilliputian cabaret dancer Joneux Ariane Danvers-Forde, Brobdingnagian library conservator Jan deKuyper, Yahoos Teddy and Bunny Baer (the comic stripper and ...

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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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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 s

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Clement Ford has lived to a ripe old age on a remote Irish island, keeping his past of WWII-era piracy a secret while dispensing funds to the sullen islanders through a secret trust fund that has insured both their silence and their loyalty.

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The murder of author Mary-Jo Stanton, one of Catholic organization Opus Dei's most important supporters and at the same time a great threat to its secrets, drops McGarr and associates into a nest of vipers.

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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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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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