The Price of Blood (Ed Loy #3)
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In this third Ed Loy P. I. novel, Hughes relates a family saga full of family blood, betrayal, and secrets. Keeping the secrets is THE DYING BREED.
Ed Loy, a private investigator, is asked to solve the disappeara...more
By Declan Hughes
This novel has all of the makings of a great Irish mystery story: family secrets, beautiful red-heads, lots of whiskey, an alcoholic private investigator, crooked cops and a priest with a tawdry history. If you add in the bonus of the story being set around a stable for thorough-bred race horses this book can’t miss, right? Wrong.
The story opens with Father Vincent Tyrell hiring Ed Loy to find a jockey, Patrick Hutton, who has been missing for several years an...more
What's in a name? Apparently everything for Ed Loy, because that's the only information Father Vincent Tyrrell, brother of prominent racehorse trainer F. X. Tyrrell, offers when he asks for Ed's help in finding a missing person. Even the best private eye needs more than just a name, but hard times and a dwindling bank account make it difficult for Loy to say no.
He is not without luck, however. While working another case, Loy discovers a phone number that seems linked to F.X. found on an uniden
The actual story itself was interesting, though a little too disturbing for my tastes. Bottom line: there's certainly worse books you could be reading, but there's also better b...more
[Best bit though, I still have 'All the dead voices' still to read but will hang onto that for a while, enjoying the anticipation.]
* Ed Loy Mystery