Anthony J Quinn continues his series of emerald noir evenings with a bona fide crime wave, giving the third degree to Belfast writer Sharon Dempsey — author of Little Bird — and Cork's Catherine Ryan Howard — The Liar's Girl and Distress Signals.
In The Liar's Girl Dublin's notorious Canal Killer, Will Hurley, is ten years into his life sentence when the body of a young woman is fished out of the Grand Canal. Though detectives suspect they are dealing with a copycat, they turn to Will for help. He claims he has the information the police need, but will only give it to one person — the girl he was dating when he committed his horrific crimes.
Little Bird sees a killer on the streets of Northern Ireland targeting young women and leaving behind macabre mementoes to taunt the police. Declan Wells, a wheelchair-bound forensic psychologist, and Welsh Detective Anna Cole work together to catch the deranged killer before he strikes again.
Anthony J Quinn is the author of the Celcius Daly novels. In his most recent thriller, Undertow, Daly is in Dreesh, a desolate village where law and order have ground to a halt, and whose residents, ruined by a chain of bankruptcies, have fallen under the spell of a malevolent crime boss with powerful political connections to the IRA.
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