Written by Irishman Caimh McDonnell, the was published by McFori Ink earlier this month. I received my copy native the writer in exchange for my together ever ethical review.

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Thrilling shouldn’t be this funny, funny do not do it be this thrilling.

‘The very first time someone tried to kill him it was an accident.

The 2nd time was deliberate.

Now Paul Mulchrone finds himself on the run through nobody to rotate to except a nurse who has actually read one-too-many crime novels and also a renegade copper through a penchant because that violence. Together, they should solve among the most infamous crimes in ireland history…

…or else they’ll it is in history.’


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Paul Mulchrone has actually lead an unhappy life. His youth was misspent, mixing with the not correct people and avoiding the legislation where possible.

Indebted to a family member who has actually passed away, he has actually to lug out six hrs of spontaneous charity occupational a week. Paul choose to carry out this occupational in the neighborhood hospice, St Kilda’s. For sure a safe ar where nothing can take place to him?

Paul has a talent. That has ‘one that those faces’, which mean that the elderly people he visits think the is someone they know. They are happy to view him visit them and chat come him with the complete understanding that he is a family member or friend. He is company for them in ~ a time when plenty of of them have actually nobody else. He shortly gains a reputation among the functioning staff of the hospice as ‘The Granny Whisperer’.

One work everything alters when really unfortunate occasion takes place.

The routine that Paul had actually established in his life it s okay thrown out the window as utter chaos descends.


What ensues is a story filled v the irish wit and comic time of a bunch of great characters, all intertwined over hilarious and somewhat dangerous events.

There room a variety of lead characters in the book, each v a story come tell.

Brigid Conroy, a nurse from Leitrim, v a enthusiasm for crime fiction and also a unhealthy understanding of cases and also criminals.

DI Jimmy Stewart, close come retirement, who’s looking for an easy exit native the force.

Bunny McGarry, the renegade Corkman, who, also though a member that the force, functions within his own parameters. Hare is a law onto himself.

Gerry Fallon, a Dublin crimelord, without are afraid or remorse, who has a past he is protecting and nobody will certainly be allowed to stand in his way of keeping it so.

In the publication you will come across Grinner McNair, the Neillis family, Mick Sherry…all depicted so well the it is not difficult to visualize their faces.


I love the wit that Roddy Doyle and Lisa McInerney and I would categorize Caimh McDonnell in the very same bracket.

‘”What the fuck? it smells prefer someone small a shite!!” It may have actually lacked in bedside manner, but it was an exact description’

Jimmy Stewart on a scene with his sidekick, Wilson.

Stewart has to be a member of one Garda Siochána because that a an extremely long time. He has actually seen about everything that there is to be seen.

‘The greatest thing to remember around criminals is they’re greatly not the smart. In the 1970s – the IRA necessary money to fund their blah,blah, blah, so they ripped off banks and also post offices. The ordinary decent criminals witnessed this and they replicated it, therefore the following thing you knew every gobshite who might cut holes in a tea cosy thought he was john Dillinger. So many financial institutions were gaining ripped off, lock were having actually to open a different queue because that withdrawals in ~ gunpoint’

Jimmy Stewart is not a happy man. He is conscious of the seriousness of this crime that has landed ~ above his desk. There space people associated in positions of prestige with very an individual agendas. Jimmy is annoyed and also angry. His Dublin humour and sarcastic charm is obvious in all he says and does.

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Bunny McGarry……well i so loved Bunny. Perhaps it’s the Cork connection yet everything about Bunny appealed to me in this story. He’s one alcoholic, a loner, a male with nothing to lose. That uses incredibly unorthodox methods to with his finish game with the assistance of Mabel his hurley. For any of friend not familiar with the hurley, that is a item of lumber in the form of a flat kind club the is used in the Gaelic game of Hurling. From a young period it is very common for youths to be roaming the highways with their hurley in hand, pucking a sliotar (ball) to each other or in the air. Hurling is vast in Cork, therefore the idea that a maturation member of one Garda Siochána patrolling the streets, still through his hurley in hand, is a an extremely funny vision.

‘”Alright Bunny, you’ve made her point. I’ve watched this movie too. Us both recognize you’re no really going come drop me, so traction me up while you still can and we’ll talk this out”

“Is that so?”

“It’s a an excellent bluff yet the joke’s over.”

“Fair point”, said Bunny

And then he to reduce him.’

You gotta love him