DISAPPEARED introduces Celcius Daly, a Belfast Police Inspector laden with flawed judgment and misplaced loyalties. A retired detective vanishes...The wanderings of a man succumbing to dementia, or something more sinister? An ex-intelligence officer is tortured to death...But why was his obituary printed in the local paper before he died? A son seeks his father's long-lost grave...And vengeance for his murder. A stone-cold killer stalks the outskirts of Belfast...At whose behest is he hunting his targets? Betrayal, secrets, lies...As Inspector Celcius Daly will discover, in Northern Ireland the past is never dead.
A retired detective disappears; has he succumbed to dementia and wandered off – or has something more sinister happened to him? At the same time, an ex-intelligence officer has been brutally tortured to death – but his obituary has been printed in the local paper a week before he died. These mysteries – and several others – fall on the desk of the intuitive Inspector Celcius Daly, and he is to be reminded that in Northern Ireland, the past continues to cast a long shadow over the present. This is a notably well-written multi-stranded crime novel.
'This should make Quinn a star, for it is unquestionably one of the crime novels of the year, written in peerless prose, with a delicate plot - this is a novel to be read slowly and to be savoured sip by sip, as it slowly but surely snares you in its grip'
'One of the best books of the year.' The Strand Magazine
'Quinn enriches Disappeared with Irish history and he does an excellent job of ratcheting up the tension' The Rap Sheet
'Betrayal, Pathos, Compassion, Brutality... As beautifully written as the wild ferocity of Lough Neagh' Ken Bruen
'The beautifully written Disappeared is much more than a routine whodunnit as it unflinchingly lays bare Northern Ireland's society as it tries to come to terms with its violent past. Outstanding'
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Head of Zeus
|Publication date:||9th April 2015|
|Publisher:||Head of Zeus|
|Genres:||Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Anthony Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1964. Since 1998 he has been the film critic of the Independent. His first novel The Rescue Man (2009) won the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.More About Anthony Quinn