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The third murder mystery from Dublin based author Andrea Carter featuring solicitor Ben O'Keeffe, set on the wild and isolated Inishowen peninsula.
December in Glendara, Inishowen, and solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is working flat-out before the holidays; the one bright spot on her horizon is spending her first Christmas with Sergeant Tom Molloy.
But on a trip to Dublin to visit her parents, she bumps into Luke Kirby - the man who killed her sister - freshly released from jail. He apologises to her; remorseful, conciliatory ... but as she walks away, he whispers something that chills her to the bone.
Back in Glendara, there is chaos. The Oak pub has burned down and Carole Kearney, the Oak's barmaid, has gone missing. And then on Christmas morning, while walking up Sliabh Sneacht, Ben and Molloy make a gruesome discovery: a body lying face-down in the snow ... Soon it becomes clear that these events are part of a plan for revenge that will have devastating consequences for Glendara's residents.
I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple - Irish Examiner on Death at Whitewater Church
Death at Whitewater Church is a charming debut that bodes well for Andrea Carter - Irish Times
A promising start - The Sunday Times Crime Club on Death at Whitewater Church
A beguiling heroine - clever sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt . . . This is Andrea Carter's first book; she'll go far - The Times on Death at Whitewater Church
The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable - Irish Daily Mail on Death at Whitewater Church
Andrea Carter graduated in Law from Trinity College, Dublin. She qualified as a solicitor and moved to the Inishowen peninsula where she lived and worked for a number of years. In 2005 she transferred to the Bar and moved to Dublin to practise as a barrister. She grew up in Ballyfin, Co Laois. Death at Whitewater Church is her first novel.