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The Resource Black Irish, by Stephan Talty

Black Irish, by Stephan Talty

Label
Black Irish
Title
Black Irish
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by Stephan Talty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was only the first lie...As the snow drives down and the full force of a Buffalo winter makes itself felt, a man's body is found. Barely recognisable, the only clues the police have are the '1' carved into the victim's face and the killer's sinister calling card, a plastic toy monkey. This is 'The County' - the 27th county of Ireland - a city cocooned in secrets, suspicion and blood feuds, where the residents will do anything to protect their own. And for Detective Absalom Kearney, this case is her one chance to prove to a community more fiercely secretive than ever, that even the most heinous of murderers can be stopped. But as her investigation develops and the killer starts sending her cryptic messages, Absalom finds herself in a race not only to halt them but also to stop The County's residents exacting their own form of justice. Because at the heart of this community there is the darkness peculiar to those forgotten by society, and this darkness will affect Absalom's life in ways she could never have imagined
Member of
Summary
Returning to the working-class Irish-Catholic community of her childhood in South Buffalo to care for her ailing policeman father, Absalom Kearney joins the police department and begins receiving cryptic messages from a twisted serial killer only to find her investigation stymied by her own colleagues
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10166243
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talty, Stephan
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Absalom Kearney novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serial murderers
  • Policewomen
  • Irish American Catholics
  • Buffalo (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Black Irish, by Stephan Talty
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050380838
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9781472200143
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Black Irish, by Stephan Talty
Publication
Control code
000050380838
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9781472200143
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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