New Year’s Eve is a time for new beginnings, but it’s business as usual for Detective Erin O’Reilly and her K-9, Rolf. A midnight magic show on Broadway goes horribly wrong and a woman dies onstage. Is it a dreadful accident or an act of murderous sabotage? It’s up to Erin to unravel the web of deception surrounding the death, even as her personal life threatens to spiral into chaos.
She's caught the eye of Irish mobster Morton "Cars" Carlyle, and worse, she's beginning to like him back. It seems obvious that a relationship between a police officer and a criminal is a disaster waiting to happen. But as Erin is coming to discover, in the underworld and on the stage, things are rarely as they seem.
‘She reached into the pram and placed her hands on the cotton blanket. It was still warm. But her smiling, new baby sister, with her wide blue-grey eyes, was gone...’
Twenty five years later, three bodies are found at a ramshackle cottage in the Irish countryside, and Detective Iris Locke is sick to her stomach. The victims are Anna Crowe and her two young children.
Iris has only recently joined the Limerick Murder Squad. Against her father’s advice, she’s working the narrow lanes and green hills of her childhood. Iris still remembers Anna, who was just a small girl when her baby sister was snatched, never to be seen again. It was the one case Iris’ own father never solved, and Iris can’t help but wonder if the two crimes are connected.
She’ll stop at nothing to find Anna justice, but a fire has destroyed almost all the physical evidence, and Limerick is the same small town she remembers: everybody protects their neighbours, and Iris has been away for too long.
Can Iris unpick the lies beneath the surface of her pretty hometown, and catch the most twisted individual of her career, when reopening the old case means reopening old wounds for her team, the rest of the community, and her own father?
Fans of Patricia Gibney, Angela Marsons and L.J. Ross won’t want to miss this – the first book in a gripping and unputdownable new crime series.
Previously published as ‘Silent Night’.
Readers are hooked on Her Sister’s Bones!
‘Fantastic!... enthralling, heart wrenching, overall wonderful read, definitely have you feeling all the feels… I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I couldn't read it fast enough. All the characters were believable even down to the inevitable drunk with attitude and personal problems. The ending is mind-blowing and totally unexpected. I loved itand look forward to the next in the series.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow! amazing book! tons of twists and turns and suspense. held my attention from the first page to the last page. will definitely be recommending this to others and can't wait to read more by this author!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Well what a FANTASTIC book. BRILLIANT characters with strong storylines, excellent plot I did not guess at all took me by total surprise. I can highly recommend this OUTSTANDING book.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Amazing plot twist and the end that I never saw coming. I’ll def be looking for more in this series’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A great start to a new series and I can't wait to read more of it.’ Spooky’s Maze of Books
‘The wonderful characters and great storyline had me hooked.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘This is a new author for me so was looking forward to reading this. It’s a good start to a new police procedural series and I really enjoyed the storyline. It was good getting to know the characters of Iris and Slattery and hopefully will find out more about them in future books in this series. I would recommend this and look forward to reading more of the series.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Detective Sergeant Stella Bruno investigates the murder of ‘nice guy’ Bob Cunningham, and discovers he wasn’t who he claimed to be.
To solve this one, Stella not only has to work out who the victim was, she also needs to find out why he was pretending to be someone else.
And, there’s the distraction of Shaun Porter, the new man from Public Prosecutions, who walks into her life.
If you enjoy a good murder mystery with a little intrigue, you’ll love The Identity Thief, the first book in Peter Mulraney’s Stella Bruno Investigates series of quick reads.
But when one objectionable member of the cast is found dead, Dame Amanda and heavyweight of the English Stage, Sir Andrew McColl, call in Libby, Fran and their friends to prevent the wrong person being charged with murder and the Nethergate pantomime from turning into a disastrous melodrama.
Still recovering from tragedy, Inspector Elisenda Domènech takes on a new case involving a body discovered on an archaeological dig. Seemingly executed as part of an ancient tribal ritual, it soon becomes clear that this body is no antiquity but the victim of a brutal murder from the 1980s.
Uncovering the complex world of jealous archaeologists, vicious rivalries and missing persons, Elisenda battles the dark trade in illicit relics while never far from enemies of her own within the police force.
But the murderer has unfinished work...
The atmospheric second crime thriller featuring Catalan detective Elisenda Domènech, for readers of Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves.Praise for City of Buried Ghosts
'A very well written and exciting murder mystery that does much more than just tickle your whodunit fancy... there are twists and turns all over the place. So many characters appear suspicious, and the final revelation of the murderer is a real surprise. This book works on so many levels and I fully recommend it' 5* Reader review
'I loved the way the modern and the historical/mythic were inextricably entwined in the plot... Interesting characters, a rich sense of place and history, all tied together with masterful storytelling... I’m looking forward to the next in the series.' 5* Reader review
'I found this crime debut a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting read. When you finish a book and feel like you’ve been on holiday, well, surely that’s a very good thing indeed.' 5* Reader review
'What a read! I immediately fell in love with Girona, its legends and Elisenda and her team. This fast-paced, complex novel had me from page one and I found myself unable to stop. The issues that the book raises call for a lot of self-questioning. How far would I agree with the actions of the killer? Could I ever agree? An absolute must-read.' 5* Reader review
Starting a new job is always stressful, even when bombs aren't involved. NYPD Officer Erin O'Reilly always wanted to be a detective. But on her first day wearing a gold shield, she finds herself investigating the explosive death of a small-time crook. She and her K-9 partner Rolf, together with her new squad of detectives, plunge into a world of gamblers, mobsters, and retired Irish Republican Army soldiers.
It's an Irish cop against the Irish Mob in an intoxicating cocktail of murder, explosives, and betrayal. Can Erin and Rolf solve the killing before the bomber strikes again?