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by Anthony J. Quinn

Part of the Inspector Celcius Daly Series

Silence Synopsis

A bizarre road accident propels Celcius Daly into an investigation that will reveal the truth about his mother's death thirty years ago. Father Aloysius Walsh spent the last years of his life painstakingly collecting evidence of murder: an unsolved killing spree of unparalleled savagery that blighted Ireland's borderlands at the end of the 1970s. Pinned to his bedroom wall, a macabre map charts the grim territory of death: victims, weapons, wounds, dates - and somehow, amid the forest of pins and notes, he had discerned a pattern... So why did Father Walsh deliberately drive off the road to his death? Why, when Inspector Celcius Daly arrives at the scene, does he find Special Branch already there? And why is his mother's name on the priest's map?

Silence Press Reviews

'The descriptions of the mists and mountains of Lough Neagh and Maghery provide an atmospheric and realistic background to what is a chilling, but brilliantly told tale' Crime Review. 'The plot surprises keep coming ... If you want the philosophy of the Troubles, and some of the reality, you'll get it here' Irish News, Book of the Week. 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller ... beautifully written ... Outstanding' Irish Independent. 'A beautifully written example of how enriching a novel can be if the author does not for a second neglect the importance of locale ... the experience of reading the book is irresistible' Barry Forshaw, Independent. 'Superbly original ... among the best of the many crime novels that have tackled the Troubles' Sunday Express.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784971243
Publication date: 5th November 2015
Author: Anthony J. Quinn
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Anthony J. Quinn

Anthony J. Quinn was born in Northern Ireland's County Tyrone and studied English at Queen's University, Belfast. He works as a journalist and author. His first novel, DISAPPEARED, was published by Head of Zeus in 2014.

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