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The Death of an Irish Sea Wolf (Peter McGarr #12)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  116 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In a remote community off the west coast of Ireland, residents inclined to gossip speculate why reclusive Clement Ford, the "Sea Wolf," has become such a generous benefactor to his neighbors. then one night, a mysterious figure from Ford's past arrives on the island, and by morning three people are murdered and Ford has disappeared. In the wake of the tragedy, Chief Superi ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Avon (first published 1996)
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I am really liking Bartholomew Gill. The Peter McGarr series so far have all been excellent and this one is no exception.

Clement Ford, the man who controls a trust very beneficial to the inhabitants of an island off the Irish coast, but who lives very modestly, has been watching the sea for a quarter century, fearing that Angus Rehm and his past might have caught up to him. When Rehm does turn up, he secrets the information about the trust with a neighbor and plans to flee. Before he can, Rehm a
Suppossedly the best of Mcgarr's work but I prefer others which stick closer to the police procedureal than this which is too close to Ken Follet, Tom Clancy & George Higgens. A good, quick read with good characters, a decent plot, an interesting twist in the personal life of one of the team that will develop into an on-going storyline & provide some tension within the team in a later book, I'm sure & some weak areas which would have taken too much time & focus from the main stor ...more
A brutal murder on an Irish island with equally brutal weather brings some of Gill's recurring characters to investigate. Because of the insular culture of the island, their work has to be done with a light touch despite the danger. The intriguing characters, the suspense and the island held my interest despite the brutality.
Not bad; a decent mystery with a fast pace. Not my usual fare but you've got to go outside of your comfort zone every so often. I can't compare this to Gill's other novels because this is the only one I have read. I noticed some of the other reviewers thought this book was weak compared to his others.
exciting, action packed of those you already know who dunnit...but you watch the detectives work it you get the backround as staying in Ireland we move on to a Christmas gift...Tana French's....Faithful Place
Jun 15, 2013 E rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Decent mystery set on Clare Island, Ireland. Bonus points for historical intrigue, and getting me attached to characters early on in the story. Minus points for what felt like an abrupt ending.
A great mystery set on and island off the west coast of Ireland. A great read.
Reminded me a lot of The Usual Suspects.
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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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