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The Death of an Irish Consul (Peter McGarr #2)

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It's a rare occurrence when Chief Inspector of Detectives Peter McGarr leaves the shores of his beloved Ireland -- but this time he has little choice. The blood of two prominent British subjects -- both former S.I.S. chiefs, both brutally murdered -- is staining Irish soil. And Sir Colin Cummings, the current head of Britain's elite secret service -- and potential third vi ...more
Published December 31st 2002 by Avon Books (first published November 1977)
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Jul 22, 2009 Jim rated it liked it
Another interesting murder mystery featuring the Irish Chief Inspector Peter McGarr. Written in the late 70's, this character and his chums give the reader a good insight into the mindset of the Irish. There are many more in the series and will I will probably pick up and read a few more of them here and there.

This one starts out in Ireland with the execution-style slayings of two important British oil company executives in Ireland. From there it moves to England, then off to Italy where most of
May 16, 2014 Ann rated it liked it
Chief Inspector Peter McGarr has traveled to Italy. He is investigating the deaths of two men who were appointed prime ministers of Italy but were both found murdered. McGarr has come in order to look for the murderer but to also try and prevent the next prime minister from being assassinated. This is a good series and the plot has a lot of twists and turns.
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Another jaunt with the ex-Interpol detective and his crew, includes many delicious meals and McGarr's descriptions of them.
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I have read many of Bartholomew Gill's books and am looking forward to this one.
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Jan 13, 2013 Pamela Seward rated it really liked it
I like the Irish detective main character and the Irish settings-Dublin mostly but also small towns in Northern Ireland. I have read a later story from the series and am enjoying reading them in order.A good police procedural/murder mystery with an Irish charm.
Oct 16, 2013 C.S. rated it liked it
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I like the writing a lot. I just wasn't as big of a fan of the mystery. Someone told me they get better as the series goes on. So I will stick it out a little longer.
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Bartholomew Gill is the pen name of Mark McGarrity.

Mr. McGarrity was born in Holyoke, Mass., and graduated from Brown University in 1966. He studied for his master's degree at Trinity College, Dublin, and never tired of mining the country for material.

''One of the things they gave me,'' he once said of his books, ''is a chance to go back to Ireland time and time again to do research.''

He was also
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