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With Our Blessing: (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 1)

With Our Blessing: (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 1)

The top ten Irish bestseller - a stunning debut voice in Irish crime fiction

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ISBN 9781784293178
Barcode 9781784293178
Published 11 October 2016 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Spain, Jo
Series An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781784293178
ISBN-10 1784293172
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Publication Date 11 October 2016
International Publication Date 2 June 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Spain, Jo
Series An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery (part: 1)
Category Modern Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 368g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ireland - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 692182

Description of this Book

THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. It's true what they say ...revenge is sweet. 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 2010. The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them ...and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In a very strong year for Irish crime-fiction debuts, Jo Spain's With Our Blessing is among the most assured ... The story is rooted in decades-old cruelty and abuse, but despite the vivid brutality with which Spain opens the novel the tale as a whole is a rather genteel affair, an old-fashioned harking back to Agatha Christie ... The apparently cosy tone is only skin deep, however: With Our Blessing picks at the scabs of recent Irish history to reveal raw and gaping wounds -- Declan Burke Irish Times Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparking new talent Irish Examiner Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets of Ireland's past that are a real-life situation haunting so many people within Irish society today Irish Country Living
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jo Spain has worked as a journalist and a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. With Our Blessing is her first novel and was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition 2015. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.

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