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by Head of Zeus, 8 October 2015. ISBN: 978-1-78408-133-1
DS Katie Maguire has her hands
full: an elderly nun mutilated and murdered, and twenty-three horses driven
over a cliff. Then another nun is found dead ...
was a real page-turner, with the third-person narrative moving quickly along
between the story of the horses, the nun murders and Katie’s own domestic
dilemma of whether to tell her newly-returned lover, John, that she’s carrying
another man’s child. Katie was a sympathetic character, and the relationships
and personalities within her Garda station were vividly sketched. I
particularly enjoyed the Irish feel of the dialogue, the turns of phrase that
brought the characters alive. The plotlines came together when the perp’s point
of view was used, around the middle of the book, and we learned about motive.
From then on, the tension was maintained in the duel between perp and police,
with a final twist leading to a high-drama finish. The body count is high, and
there are several truly nasty torture scenes. The final ending brings in
characters from – I presume – an earlier case, and also throws in a
well-told PP with a sympathetic central detective, and a real Irish feel. It’s
the fifth in the Katie Maguire series, and though it read well as a
stand-alone, it involves on-going storylines, so you might like to start with
the first, White Bones.
Graham Masterton.was born in Edinburgh
in 1946. His grandfather was Thomas Thorne Baker, the eminent scientist who
invented DayGlo and was the first man to transmit news photographs by wireless.
After training as a newspaper reporter, Graham went on to edit the new British
menis magazine Mayfair, where he
encouraged William Burroughs to develop a series of scientific and
philosophical articles which eventually became Burroughsi novel The Wild
Boys. At the age of 24, Graham was appointed executive editor of both Penthouse
and Penthouse Forum magazines. At this time he started to write a
bestselling series of sex 'how-to' books including How To Drive Your Man
Wild In Bed which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. His latest, Wild
Sex For New Lovers is published by Penguin Putnam in January, 2001. He is
a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan, Menis Health, Woman,
Womanis Own and other mass-market self-improvement magazines. He lives
in Surrey. His wife and agent Wiescka died on
27 April 2011, aged 65. He has just finished writing a black thriller featuring
Irelandis only female detective superintendent, Katie Maguire, set in
the Cork underworld; and a dark fantasy, Jessicais Angel, about a
girlis search for five supposedly-dead children.
Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a
newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's
scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a
qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published
plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's
suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own
8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.Marsali also does a regular monthly column
for the Mystery People e-zine.