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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Reid All About It

Moss Reid is the private eye hero of Mel Healy’s debut novel, ANOTHER CASE IN COWTOWN (Createspace), which is set in Dublin’s Stoneybatter. To wit:
Dublin, Ireland, summer 2013. It’s the middle of a heatwave, and things are hotting up for Moss Reid. He’s the kind of downscale private eye who likes to have the right priorities in life: eat, drink and investigate - in that order. But the Stoneybatter sleuth has way too much on his plate this week: an adoption trace, a missing person, a couple of cheating spouses, a series of thefts at a top Dublin restaurant, and someone has nicked his laptop. So what’s he doing sitting in an interrogation room, being grilled (and boiled and finely diced) by the Murder Squad? ANOTHER CASE IN COWTOWN is the first in Irish writer Mel Healy’s series about Moss Reid, the gastronomic detective whose main patch is Dublin’s urban village of Stoneybatter.
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