2013 Shortlist: Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year
Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev returns . . . When his son goes missing, he finds himself in a desperate race against time, set against a city gripped by Stalin’s Great Terror and teeming with spies, street children and thieves. The Twelfth Department confirms William Ryan as one of the most compelling historical crime novelists at work today.
On a cold December morning in 1841, a small boy is enticed away and his throat savagely cut. But when the people of Dublin learn why John Delahunt committed this vile crime, the outcry leaves no room for compassion. Before his execution, Delahunt tells his story in a final, deeply unsettling statement . . .
People say that the truth can set you free. But what if the truth is not something you want to hear? What terrible events took place all those years ago? And what connects them to the recent murder? Time is running out. And the killer has already chosen his next victim . . .
Dr Mike Wilson, new Dublin city coroner, is used to investigating violent, unusual or unexplained deaths. But one case worries Mike. A lot. And as Mike digs deeper, his life comes under threat. Then he and his family are attacked. Just how far is he prepared to go to uncover the truth?
The Stranger You Know Jane Casey
He meets women. He gains their trust. He kills them. That’s all Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting. But the evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent. Maeve refuses to believe her colleague could be involved, but how well does she really know him?
Dublin, 1922. Hired to find the missing son of one of Monto’s most powerful brothel owners amid the tumult and terror of civil war, Sean O Keefe soon discovers that the story is not as simple as it first seemed, and that sometimes the truth can depend on whose side you are on.