Size: 5x8 in
Publisher: The Book Folks
The peace of a sleepy Irish town is disturbed when the local judge is found dead in the courthouse.
Having had friends in high places, police must act quick to find the killer. But the judge also had lots of enemies in low places, and there is no shortage of suspects.
Detective Inspector Robert Carroll is on the trail of the killer, aided by his rather intelligent assistant James Sayder who, much to the former’s consternation, is often one step ahead of the grumpy veteran detective.
Detective Carroll’s efforts are confounded by Maggie, who is new in town and recently resurrected the defunct regional rag, The Crier. The newspaper seems to know all of Magnerstown’s bad news before the police, and Carroll wants to give the publisher the full arm of the law, despite finding her rather beguiling.
The investigation stumbles forward even though Carroll is at loggerheads with just about everyone in town. But before long another body is found. What links the two victims, and can the Garda find the culprit before he strikes again?
This book brims with Irish wit and it will transport the reader into semi-rural Ireland. If you like murder mysteries in the traditional whodunnit vein, like a laugh and a sprinkling of will they/won’t they romance, this book is for you.
Death in Magnerstown is available FREE with Kindle Unlimited. And coming soon in paperback. It is brought to you by the publisher of the best-selling Irish crime fiction series by David Pearson.
The full list of titles in the series is as follows:
- DEATH IN MAGNERSTOWN
- THE MYSTERY OF SUNDAYS WELL
- MEAT IS MURDER
Bookman on Amazon wrote:
“MURDER COMES TO MAGNERSTOWN by Anne Crosse is a fast-paced, rousing whodunnit packed with colourful, offbeat characters set against the backdrop of a pokey little town where folks keep their keys under the welcome mat and nothing bad ever happens… until, as the title suggests, something finally does. Despite its grim subject matter, Crosse keeps the narrative playful and tongue-in-cheek, and the novel’s strongest point is easily her masterful use of everyday dialogue, which frames the sometimes-petty, often-humorous, and ever-frustrating conflicts suffered by people who live a bit too close to each other for comfort.
This is a terrific book from Anne Crosse. It kept me engaged throughout, and I love the atmospheric setting and the tension between the characters. I hope Anne has another book on the way soon - I can't wait.