The Irish Village Murder

A Torrey Tunet Mystery

Torrey Tunet Mysteries (Volume 4)

Dicey Deere

Minotaur Books

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Despite County Wicklow's dismal autumn rain, American translator Torrey Tunet is happy to be back in Ireland after a European assignment. She's longing for a lovely peat fire in her Ballynagh cottage when she spots a forlorn child fresh off the Dublin bus with no one to meet her. Reluctantly taking charge of delivering the child to Gwathney Hall, Torrey walks right into trouble. Historian John Gwathney has just been brutally gunned down, and the child's beautiful Auntie Megan--Gwathney's housekeeper and perhaps his lover-appears the likeliest suspect. But Torrey doesn't agree. She knows many eyes watch from behind the lace curtains of an Irish village, and no secrets are kept for long. Now, she's snooping into other people's business from the pub to the police station. Will her questions prove damning to a ruthless killer? Or deadly to herself?

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1At first Torrey didn't notice the child. It had been late afternoon when she'd arrived at the Dublin Airport after a flight from her interpreting job in Warsaw. Now, at six o'clock, on the Dublin-to-Cork bus, she gazed out through a rain-spattered window at the purple mountains of Wicklow. High on the hills, damp sheep huddled. Along the roadside, through breaks in the wet hedges, she saw flashes of still-green meadows. Wicklow's rainy autumn weather.She bit into her last chocolate bar and gave a shiver of delight.

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"The writing is pleasant and swift and the Irish color is beguiling." --Booklist

"[Deere's] skill at deploying red herrings and her penchant for romantic subplots assures that readers will be eager for more tales of murder in Ballynagh." -Publishers Weekly

"Grittier than most British cozies...will appeal to fans of Bartholomew Gill's Irish procedurals." -Booklist

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Dicey Deere

Dicey Deere lives in an eighteenth-century whaler's cottage in Sag Harbor, New York. This is her fourth book featuring the amateur sleuth, Torrey Tunet.

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The Irish Village Murder
A Torrey Tunet Mystery
Dicey Deere

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312996741
ISBN10: 0312996748
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 304 pages
$6.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2005
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ISBN: 9781466821330
ISBN10: 1466821337
304 pages
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