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The Wrong Kind of Blood by Declan Hughes

The Wrong Kind of Blood

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A great new voice in the thriller genre, gripping and authentic and even when you get close to figuring out ‘whoâ you have to read to the end to understand ‘whyâ. Ed Loy is the central character and we canât wait for the next in the series – make sure you donât miss out.

If you like Declan Hughes you might also like to read books by John Harvey, Stuart MacBride and Brian McGilloway.


The Wrong Kind of Blood by Declan Hughes

The night of my mother`s funeral, Linda Dawson cried on my shoulder, put her tongue in my mouth and asked me to find her husband. Now she was lying dead on her living room floor, and the howl of a police siren echoed through the surrounding hills…`

Ed Loy hasn`t been back to Dublin for twenty years. But his mother is dead, and he has returned home to bury her. He soon realizes that the world waiting for him is very different from the one he left behind all those years ago.

`Tommy said you found people who were missing`, Linda Dawson tells him the evening of his mother`s funeral. Linda`s husband has disappeared. She doesn`t want the police involved. So reluctantly, Loy agrees to investigate.

And suddenly in this place where he grew up – among the Georgian houses, Victorian castles, and modern villas of Castlehill – Loy finds himself thrown into a world of organized crime, long-hidden secrets, corruption and violence. And murder.

About the Author

Declan Hughes

Declan Hughes has spent twenty years working in the theater in Dublin as director and playwright and helping to run Ireland's leading independent theater company, Rough Magic.

Photograph © Patrick Redmond

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Declan Hughes...

Ed Loy is the Dublin investigator par excellence and the city dominates Hughes’ books like Los Angeles does in Raymond Chandler. From crooked race courses to dark streets and the drunks by the Liffey, Loy’s adventures are atmospheric, fast-paced and gripping. ALL THE DEAD VOICES is the 4th in a fascinating series.

Ed Loy series:
1. The Wrong Kind of Blood
2. The Colour of Blood
3. The Dying Breed

4. All the Dead Voices

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10th April 2006


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