The Death of an Irish Tradition: A Peter McGarr Mystery (Mass Market)

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The Death of an Irish Tradition: A Peter McGarr Mystery (Mass Market)


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This is book number 17 in the A Peter McGarr Mystery series.

The Dublin Horse Show is one of the city's proudest traditions -- a grand institution tarnished this year by the murder of elderly Margaret Caughey. Chief Inspector Peter McGarr is puzzled by the strange death of a seemingly harmless old woman whose apartment contains not a trace of her past life -- and by the heinous crime's apparent links to the upcoming equestrian event. Nearly everyone associated with the unfortunate victim has connections to the Horse show as well, from dowdy Margaret's racetrack gadfly brother, to her surprisingly elegant daughter who's scheduled to compete . . . to an ex-IRA contract killer. And with race day rapidly approaching, McGarr knows he must work quickly to untangle this knotted skein of deadly secrets. For if he falters, the tireless detective fears that more blood may be spilt -- perhaps even his own -- before the riders leave the gate.

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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060522612
ISBN-10: 0060522615
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: April 29th, 2003
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: A Peter McGarr Mystery

“Bartholomew Gill writes with literary grace. [His] dialogue sings with an Irish lilt.” — Washington Book World

“His mysteries are so very good.” — Providence Sunday Journal

“Gill never fails to deliver.” — Kansas City Star