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- Print Length: 378 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1681600722
- Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing; First edition (21 Mar. 2016)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DAGR6CA
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- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #555,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11:05 Murders (The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Sergeant Denise Stewart is a welcome addition to this story as a new main character, one who is dedicated to her job and to nab the killer. In addition, as portrayed in this novel, she has a struggle overcoming prejudices about women pulling senior rank in police stations. Indeed, the entire novel seems like a heart-rendering testament to the difficulties for women everywhere, as students, as wives, and as police constables, even in a modern society such as Northern Ireland’s. In certain isolated cases like this one that is so bluntly told, women do suffer so much abuse and violence that I as a man was left shaking my head. However, Sergeant Stewart’s resilience is uplifting, and she does not take pity upon herself, except in a few emotional reflective moments.
Details matter in murder investigations, and that is shown in this book. I kept on checking out the clues one by one, wondering if each would fit in a complex puzzle.
Well-done, Mr. O’Hare! For sensitive readers (but I would think the typical hard crime reader would be fine) a caution that there are a few graphic scenes of how victims have died.
Brian O'Hare spins a supurb police story set in the city he knows well. He opens with a couple of scenes that set the background, the rape of a Queens University student at a party many years ago, and lunch at the Europa with a very nasty businessman. Then, there's Sergent Stewart settling into her new job as an inspector at the Strandtown PSNI after an unpleasant time as a uniformed cop in Lisburn. All the characters are flesh-and-bone humans like we know them, and the action is steady and keeps us flipping the pages -- or swiping the screen as the case may be. After the first of the murders, suspects begin to show up, some of them obviously evil, one turned up by surprise after an intense search, but the real killer is found only after Chief Inspector Sheehan does a Sherlock Holms style "two pipe" think-over. Then, the surprise...
The ending is throughly satisfying, as befitting a great narrative.
The 11:05 Murders (Volume 2 of the Inspector Sheehan Mysteries) by Brian O'Hare is a thrilling, well paced mystery that takes you into another world. WDS Denise Stewart is trying to do her best with a promotion after a devastating experience at her last job posting that resulted in the arrest of one of her team, and harassment by others that were supposed to help and support her. She believes she's on the right track with her new colleagues, who are more cordial, understanding, and kind than her former posting. But she fears her past may be coming back to haunt her when she lands a part in her first case: the grisly murder of a prominent loan officer. As she helps her team investigate this case, a mysterious stalker attacks another member of her team, and another murder occurs at exactly the same time: 11:05 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Seemingly random connections weave around one another as another tragedy is revealed from twelve years ago, making Stewart, Inspector Sheehan, and the rest of the team wonder if these discoveries are really unrelated, or if they merge together in an unlikely way.
The 11:05 Murders (Volume 2 of the Inspector Sheehan Mysteries) is a murder mystery done perfectly. The characters are easy to relate to and likable, the plot has enough elements to keep you guessing, the pacing is perfect, and Brian O'Hare keeps a tight lid on "whodunit" until the very end - and even then, the motives for these crimes are shrouded in mystery until it all comes together on the final pages. There are enough "plausible suspects" to keep you guessing, and this novel has no slow spots where you wander off into anything meaningless (in fact, I urge you to pay close attention to everything). This is a great mystery book; just what I was looking for, and I highly recommend it to readers that love a great mystery.
As it says in one of the many mysteries by Agatha Christie, "Love can be the most frightening word there is." And when someone with a deranged mind "loves" someone else, it can be deadly. Brian O'Hare's mystery reminds me of the Agatha Christie stories that were my first love in detective fiction. Never has Detective Sheehan disappointed me in the way he solves his crimes. Never have I lost track of what is going on as I have in mysteries by other authors whose writings have been compared to those of the queen of mystery.
Detective Denise Stewart is new to his team of cops. She comes from another station in Ireland where she turned in another one of her fellow detectives for being corrupt. She is wary of developing relationships with anyone for good reason. Her acceptance by those she now works with surprises her just a little. And she finds herself being romantically pursued by not only another detective but also by a prosecutor.
The characters are well-developed and believable. They act like real people and not just cardboard cutouts. When one of them was kidnapped, I found that I wasn't able to read fast enough to discover what happened. I had to know if this character lived or died or was hurt in any way; I had to find out if the rescue of this character was a success.
And there is at least one character you will hate.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The 11:05 Murders is a masterfully crafted murder mystery set in Ireland. Two gruesome murders and still Inspector Sheehan and his team aren't positive who the murderer is. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R3
Fantastic murder mystery book. He has done it again, I had no idea who the perp was until the end. He throws you off all your trails with his twists and turns. Read morePublished 3 months ago by sallyann cole
Mr. O'Hare weaves a thoroughly entertaining mystery set in Northern Ireland. He uses an ensemble of police officers, inspectors, and medical examiners as well as an interesting... Read morePublished 3 months ago by William Rubin
The past may be past, but the ripples from tragic events can carry on into the present. Denise Stewart, recently promoted to the rank of detective sergeant in the Police Service of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by kybookworm
This is only the second of Brian O'Hare's Belfast set detective mysteries, but already Chief Inspector Sheehan and his team are becoming old friends as they investigate another... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Norma Miles
Police procedurals can be hard reading. Too often, the leads fall into the cliché roles of impossibly hardened or emotionally devastated. Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. Hines
11.05 murders by Brain O’Hare has three murders, random clues and random suspects, I found this was a gripping read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Barbara Goldie
I had never heard of Brian O'Hare before his name popped up on my Amazon feed, but impressive reviews of his books, and the enticing synopsis of the 11. Read morePublished 8 months ago by George Elliott
Crime fiction can be so difficult to get right, but Brian O'Hare has completely nailed the genre with the 11.05 Murders. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gemma