The Burning Boy - The Vincent Swan Mysteries (Paperback)
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The Burning Boy - The Vincent Swan Mysteries (Paperback)

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'Gripping' IAN RANKIN A dead police officer. A murder that no-one wants to solve... Dublin, 1986. The murder of an off-duty officer in Phoenix Park should have brought down the full power of the Dublin police force. But Kieran Lynch was found in a notorious gay cruising ground, so even as the press revels in the scandal, some of the Murder Squad are reluctant to investigate. Only Detectives Vincent Swan and Gina Considine are determined to search out the difficult truth, walking the streets of nighttime Dublin to find Kieran's lovers and friends. But Gina has her own secret that means she must withhold vital evidence. When a fire rips through Temple Bar and another man is killed, she must decide what price she is willing to pay to find a murderer. A gripping mystery that will keep you hooked until the final page, perfect for readers of Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Tana French and Adrian McKinty. *** THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE ROSARY GARDEN *** ________________________________________ PRAISE FOR THE SERIES 'A mesmerising tale of secrets and lies' - VAL MCDERMID 'As good as it gets' - DENISE MINA 'A terrific new gem of Irish noir' - SUNDAY TIMES

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788164146
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 136 x 28 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A gay cop murdered. Two mismatched and awkward detectives on the case. Gripping -- Ian Rankin
Period, pace, plot and pathos: once again Nicola White provides the lot * Sunday Times Crime Club Pick *
A delicately constructed web in which the detectives' personal and professional lives intersect with their investigation to devastating effect... Where White goes from here is a matter of the keenest anticipation * Irish Times *
Nicola White's 1986 Dublin and its more exotic characters are instantly recognisable to anyone around at that time, which adds spice to a well-told mystery * Irish Independent *
Rich in atmosphere... refreshingly different... her best yet * Bookmunch *
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: 'A mesmerising tale of secrets and lies rising from the past to strangle the present -- Val McDermid
As good as it gets: a debut shot through with the real, horrifying cruelty of true crime and a heart-race ending -- Denise Mina
A terrific new gem of Irish noir * Sunday Times *
Psychological nuanced and compassionate... gripping * Irish Times *
A vivid thriller. Engrossing right up to its sombre resolution * Irish Independent *
A moving, intelligent and courageous book -- AL Kennedy
This superb, pitch-perfect debut is a compulsive, page-turning crime novel, a haunting slab of Irish family gothic and a moving study of a young woman coming of age in a society deeply unsympathetic to women -- Declan Hughes
Infused with depth, darkness and acute psychological drama * Herald *

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“The Burning Boy by Nicola White”

A man’s badly beaten body is found barely alive in a Dublin park. He’s hanging onto life by a thread and that thread is starting to fray. He’s whisked to hospital where he’s identified as Kieran Lynch, a Garda in the... More

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