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The Death of an Irish Lover

(Peter McGarr #14)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  136 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Crime runs rampant in the picturesque town of Leixleap -- and onIreland's famed River Shannon, where brazen thieves illegally harvestthe gourmet-prized eels that flourish there. But while poachingmay be something the local Eel Police division is well-equippedto handle, murder is wholly another matter.Chief Inspector Peter McGarr has been called out from Dublin to investiga ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Avon (first published 2000)
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Jan C
Apr 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ireland, mystery, 2018, re-read
I read this about 15-16 years ago. I didn't remember a lot about it. It was almost like reading a new book.

I liked it then and I like it now. Some of the books I have re-read have let me down the second time around. But not this time.
Irene Grumman
A double murder is not what it at first appears. The detective in this series, Peter McGarr, muses on philosophy and Ireland's twentieth century history, which often helps him solve the crime. Each book in this long series explores his relationships, showing him to be a decent, fallible man and a fine policeman. Peter, his wife, and his colleagues, continue developing character in each book.
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
A good, solid mystery, set in a small Irish town. Gruff cop, plenty of eccentric village characters, really detailed setting.
Terry Brewer
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Provides good insight into local color with several quirky characters as well.
Edana Cichanowicz
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Irish wit without the cliches. Like this...and it's a SERIES!!!
Oct 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked it. My first time to read this author. This was book 14 of 16 of his Peter McGarr series. Sadly, Bartholomew Gill died in 2002 at the age of 59. His stories take place in Ireland. McGarr is a police officer in Dublin, Ireland. His characters and their lifestyles in present-day Ireland were interesting. His first book was published in 1976. I plan to read more of this series. I recently found one of them on clearance - #12 "Death of an Ardent Bibliophile".
Sharyn Grimm
Sep 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Linda Chrisman
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Better know your Gulliver's Travels to really enjoy this one.
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries
My first B. Gill mystery. By pg 80 I was hooked. Who knew eel poaching was such a big business?

International Cat Lady
The mystery tied up neatly with a solution that wasn't predictable... but I just couldn't get into it.
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing as always. Interesting local characters and history. Was surprised McGarr took his daughter into a dangerous situation.
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
this one was really good, quite a different premise!
Read it again, thought it was great, a cliff hanger 9/27/13
Oct 22, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: irish
interesting story - not quite the page turner I was hoping for.
Harry Lane
Nov 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
Overwrought plot, murky action, difficult dialog.
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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.''

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