'In The Nameless Dead, Brian McGilloway weaves a moving, beautifully written story of lost parental hopes and the still angry wounds of political strife.' --The Times, Marcel Berlins
'Northern Ireland s bloody history adds gritty reality to the fifth in the popular series featuring the all-too-human Inspector Devlin.'
--Peterborough Evening Telegraph
'McGilloway s elegant, almost elegiac, writing and his humane, sensitive Garda detective raise The Nameless Dead from a gloomy reflection on Northern Ireland s past to a poignant, perfectly-pitched crime story which counterbalances fictional drama with factual history...Respectable, compassionate and doggedly determined in the face of obstructive senior officers, the maverick Devlin always steers a moral course in his pursuit of fairness, justice and the truth.' --Lancashire Evening Post
'In a story of crime, love and mystery, Devlin trusts his instincts to find out the truth after more deaths follow, even when it puts those who he loves most at risk.'
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'Told with McGilloway s customary quiet authority, The Nameless Dead fully deserves its Rankinsesque title, confirming the author s reputation as a thoughtful, intelligent crime novelist... The Nameless Dead is as good a novel of modern Ireland as you re likely to read this year, crime or otherwise.' --Irish Times
You cant investigate the baby, Inspector. Its the law. Declan Clearys body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed for informing on a friend over thirty years ago. Now the Commission for Location of Victims Remains is following a tip-off that he was buried on the small isle of Islandmore, in the middle of the River Foyle. Instead, the dig uncovers a babys skeleton, and it doesnt look like death by natural causes. But evidence revealed by the Commissions activities cannot lead to prosecution. Inspector Devlin is torn. He has no desire to resurrect the violent divisions of the recent past. Neither can he let a suspected murderer go unpunished. Now the secret is out, more deaths follow. Devlin must trust his conscience even when that puts those closest to him at terrible risk . . .