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The Four Courts Murder

Andrew Nugent

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

A brilliant crime novel set in Dublin from a wonderful new Irish author.

A superbly entertaining and suspenseful debut crime novel from Irish Benedictine Monk Andrew Nugent.

When a Dublin High Court judge is found dead - slumped in his chair, his neck snapped by a well aimed kick - many would say he got what he deserved. But Inspector Denis Lennon and Sergeant Molly Power soon unearth a far moredangerous and complex case than simple revenge. There's the handsome, fair-haired young man whose flights of fancy and secret liaisons lead them down many a dark alleyway; the judge with an unusual but lucrative hobby; the strange connection with a rural community; the good-looking tae kwon do teacher.

Elegant, charming and clever, Andrew Nugent deflates the pomposity of the law, the police force and Irish rural mythology in a novel as ingenious as it is witty and compelling.

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Praise for The Four Courts Murder

  • The author has an elegant, witty style. He has created some colourful characters, including an engaging pair of police officers ...an entertaining story with some nice touches of humour' - Sunday Telegraph

  • 'It would take an iron will not to find oneself swept along by the pace at which the story is told' - Irish Times

  • Elegant, charming and clever, Andrew Nugent deflates the pomposity of the law, the police force and Irish rural mythology in a novel as ingenious as it is witty and compelling - Irish Post

  • 'An erudite, witty and altogether delightful debut, full of characters laced with eccentricity and Irish charm' - Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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Andrew Nugent

Andrew Nugent lives in Ireland and is a former practising trial lawyer who now, as a monk of the order of St Benedict, is Prior at Glenstal Abbey, a boys' school in Limerick. He worked for some years in a monastry in Nigeria, West Africa and has spent time in Israel, Chicago and New York.

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