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Chopping Wood With T.S. Eliot by John Walsh
Posted by Christine Murray in , .

John Walsh’s Chopping Wood with T.S Eliot  published  by Salmon Poetry 2010 , is a taut wonderfully controlled collection of poems that forms a panoramic exposition of modernism but never once sacrifices form to...

The Point
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Paul Morgan is a young criminal always on the hunt for any easy score and a party. He’s brash, cocky and ballsy, and he drags his reluctant brother, Brian, in...

If I Never See You Again by Niamh O’Connor
Posted by Sam Blake in , .

The Detective – Meet Jo Birmingham. Single mum, streetwise detective, and spiky as hell. Recently promoted, she is one of the few female detective superintendents on the Dublin police force....

Bloodline by Brian O’Connor
Posted by Julie Murphy in , .

The world of Irish horse racing is a relatively fresh and original setting for novel-writing but as Brian O’Connor shows in Bloodline – his exciting fictional debut – it is...

Matterhorn by Karl Malantes
Posted by Dubray Books in , .

Fire Support Base Matterhorn: a fortress carved out of the grey-green mountain jungle. Cold monsoon clouds wreath its mile-high summit, concealing a battery of 105-mm howitzers surrounded by deep bunkers,...

Live Wire by Harlan Coben
Posted by Dubray Books in , .

Over the years, Myron Bolitar has walked a tight rope between sports agent, friend, problem solver and private eye, his big heart quick to defend his clients’ interests so fiercely...

Plugged by Eoin Colfer
Posted by Dubray Books in , .

Dan, an Irishman who’s ended up in New Jersey, finds himself embroiled in a world of murder, kidnapping and corrupt cops. Dan works as a bouncer in a seedy club,...

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
Posted by Dubray Books in , .

“The Clifton Chronicles” is a multi-generational family saga, from the epic master storyteller. “The Clifton Chronicles” is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author....

Carte Blanche: The New James Bond Novel by Jeffrey Deaver
Posted by Dubray Books in , .

‘In the world of espionage, giving an agent carte blanche on a mission comes with an enormous amount of trust and constantly tests both personal and professional judgement. Part of...

Taken by Niamh O’Connor
Posted by Sam Blake in , .

I loved Niamh O’Connor’s first novel If I Never See You Again, was left frantically trying to finish it at the heart stopping ending – so I was really looking...