Bleed a River Deep (Inspector Devlin Mystery 3) Hardcover – 3 Apr 2009
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'The Devlin books are set to become one of the great series in modern crime fiction.' -- John Connolly
The extraordinary new novel in the Inspector Devlin series, from ‘a major force in Irish crime writing’ (John Connolly) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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This series is set on the Irish Borders, and definitely someone I could see as a new 'Rebus'. McGilloway brings so many great characters to his stories, and there is enough tension and intrique to keep you reading to the end. The fact that Devlin is working in the borders means he cannot investigate over the borderline and this adds to the plot, and his married life and attitude is also well portrayed.
Whether your a Inspector Devlin fan or a complete virgin then I recommend everyone give Brian McGilloway a read.
This is the third novel featuring Inspector Benedict (Ben) Devlin, who works out of Lifford, County Donegal, in the Irish Republic, just across the River Liffey which divdes it from Strabane, County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland. His boss, Superintendent Harry Patterson, is newly-promoted from uniform and has a history of friction with Ben. A gold mine has been established twenty miles or so to the East of Lifford, and preparations are in hand for the official opening, which is to be performed by Cathal Hagan, a US Senator of Republican sympathies and doubtful reputation. Devlin is responsible for the associated security operation. A body is found at the mine, but turns out to be an Iron Age 'bog body' of a young woman who was apparently sacrificed. This brings archaeologists hotfoot from Dublin, and the professor in charge turns ot to be a childhood neighbour and university drinking buddy of Devlin's. Meanwhile, a man shot during an unsuccessful bank raid in Lifford proves to be an illegal immigrant from Chechnya. Back at the mine, a shanty camp is growing on the banks of a nearby river after the discovery of a nugget in the riverbed triggers a mini gold rush.
All this takes place before the Celtic Tiger stumbled into recession; there is money to be made in not altogether scrupulous ways, and this provokes a crop of protests. The offices of Eligius, a US defence company located outside Omagh, are briefly occupied, and there seems to be a link with developments over the border in the Republic.Read more ›
While the tying up of the ends was unsatisfactory - for Devlin - it was refreshing not to have everything tidy at the finish.
It also jarred to have him repeatedly refer to Natalia as a prostitute even though he knew it had not been by her own volition, but he never explained that.
Strongly recommend these books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great read in the Inspector Devlin series, brilliant story!!!Published 2 months ago by Barbara
Once again a depiction of a detective who is both flawed and human - a good multi-layered plot dealing with current issues as well as solving a crime. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. L. G. Kindley
great read and am from northern ireland i know the places he is on aboutPublished 9 months ago by Tracy McGavigan
As always these novels are realistic and believable in that Devlin is fallible and strives to do the right thing but in reality life isn't always that simple.Published 13 months ago by JAM
As always a good story from Brian Galloway. I have read all his books.Published 16 months ago by Aleta