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All Souls (Inspector Matt Minogue #4)

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When Inspector Matt Minogue returns to his hometown in County Clare, a brilliant but radical IRA lawyer convinces him to reopen the case of Jamesy Bourke, a convicted arsonist and murderer recently released from prison. What Minogue doesnt suspect is that the investigation will threaten his own life as he uncovers tangled motives, bitter emotions, and dark secrets. Bradys ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Steerforth Press (first published November 1st 1993)
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Dec 11, 2010 Eric_W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent police procedural that takes place in and around Dublin and the Burren, a rocky land in the west of Ireland. Inspector Matt Minogue describes it this way: “ Not enough earth to bury a man. Not enough timber to hang him. Not enough water to drown him.” Yet the monks who founded Corcomroe Abbey in the 12th century blessed it, “Holy Mary of the fertile rock.”

Matt, who was raised in the area on a farm he has few ties but family to, is called back by his family to look into his nephew’s leg
Feb 21, 2016 Flo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John Brady writes so well, I relish every sentence. It really doesn't matter to me if the interrogations go on for a long time, if the plot doesn't seem to move forward fast enough, I enjoy every word of his subtle, sometimes meandering, Irish Guard detective Minogue's thoughts and feelings. This is straightforward police procedural in a very crooked world so the case takes on a very strange and unconventional manner of telling. Not just good writing, this is excellent writing. But don't expect ...more
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Jan 24, 2015 Jemera Rone rated it really liked it
This is an entertaining series of mystteries because the atmosphere and the dialect is so heavy. This is about a very complicated, unsolved mystery that dates back more than a decade, and also about our hero. who has fallen under the spell of a local beauty married to a local prince. Other plots weave in and out and our hero narrowly escapes death.
Jul 16, 2009 Peter rated it liked it
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John Brady knows Ireland and tells a wicked series of mysteries in the Inspector Matt Minogue Series. There is a new one coming in the catch up.
Mar 16, 2013 Patsy rated it really liked it
My first John Brady, won't be the last. He can write! Plus it's a great visit with the Irish dialect and settings.
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John Brady was born in Dublin, the fictional setting of his acclaimed series of Matt Minogue mystery novels. Brady immigrated to Canada at the age of 20, and has worked as a bank official, RCMP clerical officer and teacher. His seventh Minogue novel, Wonderland, taps into Du
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