In the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Mountains Wild, Detective Maggie D'arcy tackles another intricate case that bridges Long Island and Ireland in A Distant Grave.
Long Island homicide detective Maggie D'arcy and her teenage daughter, Lilly, are still recovering from the events of last fall when a strange new case demands Maggie's attention. The body of an unidentified Irish national turns up in a wealthy Long Island beach community and with little to go on but the scars on his back, Maggie once again teams up with Garda detectives in Ireland to find out who the man was and what he was doing on Long Island. The strands of the mystery take Maggie to a quiet village in rural County Clare that's full of secrets and introduce her to the world of humanitarian aid workers half a world away. And as she gets closer to the truth about the murder, what she learns leads her back to her home turf and into range of a dangerous and determined killer who will do anything to keep the victim's story hidden forever.
With the lyrical prose, deeply drawn characters, and atmospheric setting that put The Mountains Wild on multiple best of the year lists, Sarah Stewart Taylor delivers another gripping mystery novel about family, survival, and the meaning of home.
Praise for A Distant Grave
Praise for The Mountains Wild
"The atmospheric, intricately plotted story builds to a stunning, unforgettable conclusion.” —Library Journal (starred review)
"The Mountains Wild should top everyone's must-read lists this year!" —New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie
"Sarah Stewart Taylor has written a beautiful, bittersweet novel about loyalty and loss and how they can blind us to the truth." —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Taylor’s affection for Irish geography, history, and culture suffuses the tale, adding texture and atmosphere. Fans of Elizabeth George should take note.” —Publishers Weekly
“This mystery, evocative of the Irish diaspora, interrogates both a young woman’s disappearance and the meaning of homeland.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Layers of Dublin details will ensnare biblio-travelers, and this series starter offers a compelling introduction to Maggie D’arcy as she faces her life’s mystery.” — Booklist
"Atmospheric and lyrical, THE MOUNTAINS WILD is that rare thing — a riveting thriller with a beating heart." — New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger
"A triumphant return to the genre." — New York Times bestselling author Julia Spencer Fleming