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THE INSPECTOR MATT MINOGUE SERIES

Detective Inspector Matt Minogue works in the Garda Murder Squad, in Dublin. The Gardaí, or Garda Síochána, ‘guardians of the peace,’ are Ireland’s national police force.
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A brutal murder in the grounds of Trinity College, Dublin spreads fear and shock across the city. Sergeant Matt Minogue, a troubled veteran copper, investigates. Kilmartin, the head of the Garda Murder Squad, has taken a chance on Minogue - and now he is having second thoughts.

‘Towers above the mystery category as an eloquent, compelling novel.’
Publishers Weekly
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An old English ex-pat is strangled in his rural home. Were Travellers his only friends, really? Minogue is faced with what looks like a burglary gone wrong. Officers at he British embassy in Dublin are wondering too. But they are nervous for a different reason.

‘Excellent ... marvellous dialogue, a twisting treacherous tale.’ Sunday Times
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The body washed up on a Dublin beach was shot point-blank in the head. But he was neither part of a gangland feud, nor was he mixed up with the IRA. In fact, the victim is a journalist - and also the son of a well-known Jewish family.
‘He’s one of our own, all right,’ says Jim Kilmartin, the head of the Murder Squad, his mind already ahead on the attention this’ll bring in Ireland and well beyond, ‘but a Jew nonetheless.’

‘Like all the best detective stories it casts its net widely over its setting.’
Irish Times
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A murder in rural Ireland years ago is not as settled as it may look. The man convicted of the murder has been released from jail. Yes, he may be mentally unstable, but his memory is coming back to him. He may not be able to articulate exactly what he is thinking now, but someone has decided that it is only a matter of time before he causes trouble.

‘Excruciatingly intense study of men at the breaking point. A knockout.’
Kirkus Reviews
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A woman’s body is caught in the canal lock: an ordinary young working-class woman, a hairdresser who had ambitions. Members of Dublin’s violent underworld have ambitions of their own too - and so their wannabe hangers-on.

‘A brilliant depiction of the city’s slatternly underside - riveting to the last page.’
Kirkus Reviews
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The troubled son of an Irish-American tycoon is found in a rental car at Dublin Airport. He was bludgeoned to death. While he never measured up to his father’s expectations in life, his powerful and overbearing father wants answers and, as he tells the Garda Commissioner, he wants them now. This puts Minogue squarely in his sights.

‘Brady’s writing makes it dense and multilayered. A treasure of a crime novel.’
Toronto Star
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Ireland’s booming Celtic Tiger economy runs on ever more dangerous illusions. Still, everybody’s coming to Ireland to get a piece of the action. In Dublin, it looks like you can do anything, get anything, be anything you want. But there’s no shining utopia awaiting. Instead there is a rendezvous with a darkening future.

‘Brady's best so far.’
Globe and Mail
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A cop’s widow can never forget. Nor can she forgive what happened to her husband.
Yet it wasn’t just gangsters who drove him to his death. The ones who should have backed him did not, and for this she wants retribution - in her own way, and in her own good time.

‘One of the top books of the year, must reading.’
Globe and Mail
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A Polish immigrant is beaten to death in a Dublin street. A failing scriptwriter looks for ‘grit’ in gangland Dublin. Everyone carries their own illusions with them, and success comes with a cost that can be unforeseen.

‘A luxurious book, full of fascinating characters and wonderful insights into the new Ireland.’
Globe and Mail
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Ireland has crashed. On Dublin’s tony Southside, the violent murder of a homeless man in a park goes unsolved. A tough, well-connected nun won’t have it. She wants justice and dignity for him, and she won’t settle for anything less.

‘The marvellous Matt Minogue series takes us to Ireland after the crash. Not to be missed.’
Globe and Mail