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Old Gold (Eoin Miller Mystery #1)

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When gangland detective and former cop Eoin Miller wakes up to realize his almost-one-night stand has gone cold as a corpse in his bed, his gypsy heritage screams for him to do the easy thing and run. Having abandoned his morals, ambitions, and relationships for a life of alcohol, denial, and dirty work for local crime bosses, escape seems to be the only option left.

But Eo
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Published July 24th 2012 by Brilliance Audio
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Lisa
Dec 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 stars
Pretty good story - I have read a lot of books in this genre (lone wolf hard man ex-police or ex-military character gone off the rails but manages to investigate mystery/crime because he has ATTITUDE and no one tells him what to do so yeahhhhhh!) and Eoin is ok but not the best (prefer Jack Reacher or John Rain or Nick Stone).
Col
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Synopsis/blurb…..

When gangland detective and former cop Eoin Miller wakes up to realize his almost-one-night stand has gone cold as a corpse in his bed, his gypsy heritage screams for him to do the easy thing and run. Having abandoned his morals, ambitions, and relationships for a life of alcohol, denial, and dirty work for local crime bosses, escape seems to be the only option left. But Eoin is surprised by a compulsion to root out his unknown enemies and fight for survival.

All too soon, he fin
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David Highton
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very decent first novel from Jay Stringer - Eoin Miller is a part-Romany ex-CID private detective who has drifted into working for local drug barons. Not only that, his separated wife is an Acting DCI. Overlay a murder which implicates him and a missing person case and there is a good story which runs along at pace with unpredictable plot lines. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Simon
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really entertaining PI mystery. Top stuff. Well worth a read.
JuniperGreen ~✰Knowledge is Sexy✰~
Jay Stringer doesn't re-invent the hardboiled detective genre here, but he offers an engrossing story and an impressive debut.
Stringer himself calls his stories 'social pulp'. I like that and I think it fits.

Eoin Miller, half Roma, ex-cop, works as PI in the Midlands - which is an euphemism for being an errand boy for the Mann brothers, one of the two rivaling crime syndicates in Wolverhampton. One morning, Eoin wakes up to find his almost-one night stand dead in his bed, strangled with his tie.
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Former cop Eoin Miller is good at finding people. He’s fresh off the tail of a someone that owes a dangerous man money when he sees Mary for the first time, nursing a vodka at the local pub. Drawn to her immediately, he finds out that Mary thinks that someone is trying to kill her. Mary goes home with Eoin, and after a night of, well, sleep (him on the couch downstairs, and her upstairs), he wakes up to find her dead, stra
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Nigel Bird
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“The drugs trade is like any other, full of office politics and juicy gossip. All you need to do is find the right office junior and apply pressure.”

Old Gold tells the story of Eoin Miller who is doing his best to get through life without emotional entanglement of any kind.

He’s working for the Mann brothers, the heads of one of the major firms running the area and has just completed a job for them when introduced. To celebrate, he goes for a drink or two in his local and is picked up by an attra
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Bonnie Brody
Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This first novel starts out with a bang and the fire works don't stop until the end. For a first novel, it is very good. There are plot lines waiting in a queue for more plot lines to turn up and the characters are very noir. It reminded me a bit of Ken Bruen's work.

The story starts out with Eoin Miller, half gypsy, going home with a prostitute named Mary who tells him that someone wants to kill her. In the morning she is dead in his bed and he has a hang-over. While he is searching for Mary's k
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L
Jan 29, 2016 rated it liked it
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Eoin is morally complicated. He was a cop for while, mostly to piss off his father, a Gypsy who mistrusted and hated cops. Now he works finding what's missing--people, things, whatever. The taste of discrimination is sharp in Eoin's mouth. He tries to do the right thing. He finds himself compromised and working for some very bad people and doing some very bad things. I'm not sure I'm going to like this series, so I'll just have to read the next one to figure it out.
Johanne
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
A bit "blokey" perhaps but well written and engaging - reminded me a little of early Sara Paretsky. Not an epic read took me a couple of days. As a wolverhampton resisdent I also like seeing the place through someone else's eyes>
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Jay Stringer was born in 1980, and he’s not dead yet.

He’s English by birth and Scottish by rumour; born in the Black Country, and claiming Glasgow as his hometown.

Jay is dyslexic, and came to the written word as a second language, via comic books, music, and comedy. He writes hard boiled crime stories, dark comedies, and social fiction.

His first three books, the Eoin Miller Trilogy explored the po
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