Tag Archives: Celtic Noir

McKinty’s Cold Cold Ground

In 1981 Belfast, Sean Duffy is a rare endangered creature– a Catholic cop in Northern Ireland. He begins the novel mostly honest and motivated by a desire to battle the violence tearing his community apart.  When I started The Cold … Continue reading

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Adrian McKinty’s Falling Glass

I discovered Adrian McKinty’s Hidden River in the early stages of my Celtic noir addiction, back when I thought I could quit whenever I wanted. Hidden River was a delight, not only because of its poetic prose and wounded protagonist, but because it … Continue reading

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Adrian McKinty’s The Dead Yard, The Bloomsday Dead, and A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

I reread Dead Yard and Bloomsday Dead in anticipation of McKinty’s latest, Falling Glass, which released in the UK  this week. Since I have to wait for my copy to make its way across the ocean, I have plenty of time … Continue reading

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Sanctuary by Ken Bruen

“I kicked the remaining kid in the balls, went through his pockets, had to stop mid search, vomited all over him, got his wallet and finally straightened up. My body was in total agony but the rush of violence had … Continue reading

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Collusion by Stuart Neville

Sequel to the previously mentioned Ghosts of Belfast. My hope is that if newly wed Neville has not yet finished writing the third book in this series, his wife leverages the nightly marital embrace against the daily page count. I … Continue reading

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Celtic Noir

My poor neglected blog. Almost three weeks since my last post. Sure, the novel’s been making me work for my pages. You’d think corporate conspiracy and mind controlling mushrooms would be easier to write, but I did manage to pull off a … Continue reading

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