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The Private Wound

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Harriet Leeson was the first woman Dominic Eyre ever saw sit in a pub. But Harriet was daring in many other ways. She long since had made an arrangement with her aging husband, one of the local gentry, and soon Dominic became part of that arrangement, one more captive of Harriet’s insatiable appetites.

Then one night Harriet’s nude corpse was found by the river near the lit
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Paperback, Perennial Library edition, 223 pages
Published 1981 by Harper & Row (first published 1968)
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Tucker
Not a gripping plot, but the language, which includes a smattering of Gaelic, held my attention.

A comment on the use of the word "eunuch": Toward the end...

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Shelves: mystery
Another well written mystery by Nicholas Blake. This one has sex in it, even and a nymphomaniac.
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Yawn
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Late Nicholas Blake mystery with more emphasis on character and less on complex possible timetables than some of his earlier works. Set entirely in a small Irish village, Blake also explores Irish attitudes as expressed to his English protagonist. Blake's ability to skewer a character with a well-chosen phrase adds humor to the proceedings.
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Nicholas Blake is the pseudonym of poet Cecil Day-Lewis C. Day Lewis who was born in Ireland in 1904. He was the son of the Reverend Frank Cecil Day-Lewis and his wife Kathleen (nee Squires). His mother died in 1906 and he and his father moved to London where he was brought up by his father with the help of an aunt.

He spent his holidays in Wrexford and regarded himself very much as anglo-irish, al
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