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Trouble is Our Business edited by Declan Burke
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in .

Trouble is Our Business: New Stories by Irish Crime Writers Declan Burke, editor (New Island Books 2016, Hard Cover) 346 pages, cover price n/a A good anthology holds the same pleasure...

The Ghosts of Magnificent Children by Caroline Busher
Posted by Mia Madden, BleachHouseLibrary.ie in .

Reviewed by Mia Madden, age 13. This is an incredulous debut novel about four unique children. It’s 1848 and twelve-year-old twins Archie and Millie live luxuriously. One night a circus...

Falling by Julie Cohen
Posted by Margaret Madden, http://www.bleachhouselibrary.ie/ in .

Three generations of women. Three secrets kept. Each secret has different meaning but all have knock-on effect. Honor has a nasty fall in her own home and finally realizes that...

I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Posted by swirlandthread in .

‘Everyone has a story. But what if you can’t remember yours?’ I Found You is the current release from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell. Published earlier this Summer,...

The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs
Posted by swirlandthread in .

‘There are sins or (let us call them as the world calls them) evil memories which are hidden away by man in the darkest places of the heart but they...

Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop
Posted by swirlandthread in .

‘Who knows if the tales people told me are true or false? I suspect some of them are complete fabrications, others are exaggeration – but perhaps some of them are...

The Constant Soldier by William Ryan
Posted by Sean Farrell in .

The Second World War was not just another war. It was global, it was ferocious and it killed more than any other war in history. Yet what marks it out...

Beneath the Surface by Jo Spain
Posted by Margaret Madden, http://www.bleachhouselibrary.ie/ in .

A government official is brutally murdered in Leinster House, the seat of Irish parliament, and DI Tom Reynolds leads the investigation into his death. Ryan Finnegan was renowned for his...

The Book of Shadows by ER Murray
Posted by Mia Madden, BleachHouseLibrary.ie in .

Review by Mia Madden, aged 13. This is the eagerly anticipated second part in the Nine Lives Trilogy. It catches up with Ebony Smart two months after the events in...

The Memory of Music by Olive Collins
Posted by Margaret Madden, http://www.bleachhouselibrary.ie/ in .

Ireland 2016 and Isabel is approaching her 100th Birthday. Born during the Easter Rising, she has lived through some of the country’s most turbulent times. The daughter of a spirited...