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.
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)
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.