The Death of an Irish Politician

The Death of an Irish Politician

by Bartholomew Gill

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Chief Inspector of Detectives Peter McGarr is the hard-nosed policeman of Bartholomew Gill's widely acclaimed series of atmospheric Irish mysteries. Now, here is the novel that started it all--the Chief Inspector's very first appearance.

It was twilight on Killiney Bay when they pulled the Yank out of the water, his head split open by a violent blow. For McGarr, the case was a welcome chance to escape the gloom of Dublin. But from his first moment at the injured man's yacht club, McGarr realizes getting at the truth will require fitting together a number of jagged pieces: the world-class sailor who ran both his boat and his life aground; the beautiful woman who paid his bills; and the politician who was uncharacteristically involving himself in a homicide investigation. Suddenly, McGarr must face a malevolent plot of IRA gunrunning, betrayal, and conspiracy--all aimed at not just killing one unhappy sailor, but framing a certain Chief Inspector, and keeping him away from secrets even more dangerous than murder.

Chief Inspector of Detectives Peter McGarr is the hard-nosed policeman of Bartholomew Gill's widely acclaimed series of atmospheric Irish mysteries. Now, here is the novel that started it all--the Chief Inspector's very first appearance.

It was twilight on Killiney Bay when they pulled the Yank out of the water, his head split open by a violent blow. For McGarr, the case was a welcome chance to escape the gloom of Dublin. But from his first moment at the injured man's yacht club, McGarr realizes getting at the truth will require fitting together a number of jagged pieces: the world-class sailor who ran both his boat and his life aground; the beautiful woman who paid his bills; and the politician who was uncharacteristically involving himself in a homicide investigation. Suddenly, McGarr must face a malevolent plot of IRA gunrunning, betrayal, and conspiracy--all aimed at not just killing one unhappy sailor, but framing a certain Chief Inspector, and keeping him away from secrets even more dangerous than murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380732739
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/08/2000
Series: Peter McGarr Series , #1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,061,152
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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.

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Death of an Irish Politician 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Kathy89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
1st in series with Irish detective, Peter McGarr. This is the 3rd book in this series that I've read. It's filled with interesting characters and lots of settings that you'd like to believe Ireland is like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bartholomew Gill plumbed the motivations and mysteries of the human heart in this tale of police and politics. And to think he was just getting started!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New series for me and I like it. Definitely not everyone's mystery tho. Feels like a period earlier than the 1960s.
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