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The Irish Cairn Murder (Torrey Tunet #3)

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Murder-Irish Style...
It is mid-October and unexpectedly cold in Ballynagh, the small Irish village that Torrey Tunet, the young American translator and sometime amateur sleuth, calls home. She has just built a fire of peat and coal to warm her cottage when a window frame collapses, letting in drafts of icy air. Asking around for the services of a carpenter, she hires local
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 14th 2003 by Minotaur Books (first published May 3rd 2002)
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Flow Wampfler
I randomly found this book on a library shelf when the word "Irish" in the title caught my eye. Having recently enjoyed an Irish vacation, I thought this book would be a fun way to "revisit" Ireland. The book didn't jump out and grab me right away, but I enjoyed its many plot twists, and as it neared the end, I was anxious to finish the story as the "who done it" part was the most exciting portion of the book. The only things I found disappointing ab out the book are that it seemed to lack a lit ...more
Jan 14, 2014 C. rated it liked it
Dicey Deere has a lovely setting for a cottage series and she illuminates local flavour, families, and diverse personalities exceedingly well. I was drawn to the series as a descendant of Ireland and also because I’m a multi language-speaker myself. Here is a talent and career option, though not one I’ve encountered, to which I could relate. I liked this novel best but am stopping. Every person is unsettled by certain images or habits and this author sets off mine.

I dislike the protagonist and d
This book was like a cross between and cozy and Agatha Christie. Tory is an interpreter, but is a busybody type amateur detective who embarrass the local police with her cleverness. There are some quite amusing characters, including Captain O'Hare of the police. Although a fair and honest man, he resents Tory upstaging him. He is not mean about it though, and his thoughts are actually quite humorous. Torrey also has two female neighbors who are very entertaining, one of whom remarks on house tro ...more
Bonnie McHenry
Not one of her best, but still a good read. The story was good, but seems to get wordy towards the end. She goes back and reevaluates what has happened in the plot to sum up the ending and it gets alittle monotonous. She could speed up at the end to get to the "who done it" part. The regular characters I love, but the players in this one where not that developed. One more left in the series and I will finish it.
Apr 21, 2013 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked it kept me going to the point I had to walk away a few time because it was so good and all I wanted to do was read it when I had other things I need to get done. Dicey Deere is an amazing author just keeps me going like crazy wanting more.
Feb 10, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it
I'm sad that Dicey Deere only wrote 4 Torrey Tunnet books. I love her character. She's a linguist and that's always a part of the story. The characters are well developed and integral to each story line.I love the town of Ballynagh inIreland. Great mysteries.
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Aug 13, 2014 Martina Kopel rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it.
Tory Manning
Jul 18, 2013 Tory Manning rated it it was ok
Can't decide if I like the sleuth, despite her fab name
Jun 20, 2011 Jeanne rated it really liked it
interesting characters and good mystery.
May 07, 2013 Katherine rated it it was amazing
I must say was interesting to find out who really did it considering I would have never guess who the killer was but I kept guessing and when I found out I was completely wrong.
May 26, 2015 Joan rated it it was amazing
Reading out of order, but I will be reading the others in this series. I like that the main character is a city girl yet comes to love quaint village life.
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