[McGarr and the Politician's Wife [BOOK] Free download PDF Author Bartholomew Gill

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Chief Inspector of Detectives Peter McGarr is the hard nosed policeman of Bartholomew Gill's widely acclaimed series of atmospheric Irish mysteries Now here is the novel that started it all the Chief Inspector's very first appearance It was twilight on Killiney Bay when they pulled the Yank out of the water his head split open by a Although Death of an Irish Politician is supposed to be the first case featuring Peter McGarr in Bartholomew Gill s series of mysteries Death of an Irish Sea Wolf Death of an Irish Lover and Death of a Joyce Scholar guess Irish would have been redundant in that last one This is one of those series where I ve discovered the books piecemeal and had the joy of discovering the characters from cross cuts at various points in their lives In Death of an Irish Politician we see McGarr and his lovely wife Noreen and he experiences the transition from international police work Interpol and tries to establish a reputation and home in Dublin His past is a double edged sword On the positive side of the spectrum he is considered a famous detective On the negative side of the spectrum he isn t part of the old boy network On the negative side of the spectrum he is tainted with his sympathy for the Irish Republican Army on the positive side he has lots of contacts in the IRA that provide timely information at various times In short Gill presents McGarr as something of a microcosm of Ireland itself resentful of Cromwell s ancient oppression longing for authentic freedom and living under suspicion no matter what is doneThe ambivalent position of McGarr plays a pivotal role in Death of an Irish Politician because a portion of the plot turns on the IRA connection and through much of the book suspicion rests on McGarr It s the classic example of the detective having to clear himself in order to solve the mystery yet it has a interesting feel as one senses that McGarr is functioning within webs contrived from than one direction Indeed the conspiracy against McGarr enables Gill to sprinkle red herrings from several directions with regard to the central murder investigation because one doesn t know whether the evidence which pops up is germane to the murder investigation the conspiracy against McGarr or both Although most of the story takes place in a suburb of Dublin proper one does get a guided tour of the Castle I only saw this remnant of oppression from the outside when I was there and even then I mentally asked the uestion that Gill implies in the book why would the police assume this symbol of foreign oppression as their headuarters for keeping the peace At the time I hoped that the Castle had become a symbol of transition and the power of the Irish people to adapt with changing times Yet I get no such optimism from Gill s perspective We also get a glimpse of Trinity College during the investigation a penthouse view of St Stephen s Green and can practically smell the sea as Gill takes us to Dun Laoghaire harbor Perhaps the sights of Dublin are not as prolific as in the funeral procession in Ulysses but they are certainly recognizable alas Davy Byrnes Pub doesn t make an appearance in this story Death of an Irish Politician contains both literal and figurative deaths It offers a conflicted view of modern Ireland written before the current relative peace and a complex view of the troubles This is one of several books I ve read this year that at least have the troubles as a back drop Some people might think the use of the troubles to be a conceit or macguffin as opposed to a challenging and thoughtful consideration I believe Gill presents a balanced view of sympathy for a united Ireland and horror over the atrocities committed in the name of that grand goal Of course it s hard for someone outside the conflict to judge but I thought Gill did a wonderful job of using that fact of life well Death of an Irish Politician has some intriguing puzzles and enough procedural narrative to give one a sense of solving the case but I m not certain the mystery itself is strong enough to hold the reader s interest without some understanding of the Irish situation or a desire to care about the cast of characters Gill started to assemble in this volume It isn t too weak for my taste but if one doesn t care about the setting it might be too timid for the average mystery aficionado The Love of a Latino redundant in that last one This is one of those series where I ve discovered the books piecemeal and had the joy of discovering the characters from cross cuts at various points in their lives In Death of an Irish Politician we see McGarr and his lovely wife Noreen and he experiences the transition from international police work Interpol and tries to establish a Other Days, Other Eyes reputation and home in Dublin His past is a double edged sword On the positive side of the spectrum he is considered a famous detective On the negative side of the spectrum he isn t part of the old boy network On the negative side of the spectrum he is tainted with his sympathy for the Irish Republican Army on the positive side he has lots of contacts in the IRA that provide timely information at various times In short Gill presents McGarr as something of a microcosm of Ireland itself Deception Island resentful of Cromwell s ancient oppression longing for authentic freedom and living under suspicion no matter what is doneThe ambivalent position of McGarr plays a pivotal The Family role in Death of an Irish Politician because a portion of the plot turns on the IRA connection and through much of the book suspicion The First Partition of Poland rests on McGarr It s the classic example of the detective having to clear himself in order to solve the mystery yet it has a interesting feel as one senses that McGarr is functioning within webs contrived from than one direction Indeed the conspiracy against McGarr enables Gill to sprinkle The Hero of Varay red herrings from several directions with Palestrina and Other Plays regard to the central murder investigation because one doesn t know whether the evidence which pops up is germane to the murder investigation the conspiracy against McGarr or both Although most of the story takes place in a suburb of Dublin proper one does get a guided tour of the Castle I only saw this Blackmailed By Daddy remnant of oppression from the outside when I was there and even then I mentally asked the uestion that Gill implies in the book why would the police assume this symbol of foreign oppression as their headuarters for keeping the peace At the time I hoped that the Castle had become a symbol of transition and the power of the Irish people to adapt with changing times Yet I get no such optimism from Gill s perspective We also get a glimpse of Trinity College during the investigation a penthouse view of St Stephen s Green and can practically smell the sea as Gill takes us to Dun Laoghaire harbor Perhaps the sights of Dublin are not as prolific as in the funeral procession in Ulysses but they are certainly उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] recognizable alas Davy Byrnes Pub doesn t make an appearance in this story Death of an Irish Politician contains both literal and figurative deaths It offers a conflicted view of modern Ireland written before the current Cock Tales relative peace and a complex view of the troubles This is one of several books I ve Son of the Hero read this year that at least have the troubles as a back drop Some people might think the use of the troubles to be a conceit or macguffin as opposed to a challenging and thoughtful consideration I believe Gill presents a balanced view of sympathy for a united Ireland and horror over the atrocities committed in the name of that grand goal Of course it s hard for someone outside the conflict to judge but I thought Gill did a wonderful job of using that fact of life well Death of an Irish Politician has some intriguing puzzles and enough procedural narrative to give one a sense of solving the case but I m not certain the mystery itself is strong enough to hold the The Alien Jigsaw reader s interest without some understanding of the Irish situation or a desire to care about the cast of characters Gill started to assemble in this volume It isn t too weak for my taste but if one doesn t care about the setting it might be too timid for the average mystery aficionado

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McGarr and the Politician's Wife

Bills; and the politician who was uncharacteristically involving himself in a homicide investigation Suddenly McGarr must face a malevolent plot of IRA gunrunning betrayal and conspiracy all aimed at not just killing one unhappy sailor but framing a certain Chief Inspector and keeping him away from secrets even dangerous than murder Great Detective StoryI enjoyed every page of the novel The Death of an Irish Politician In this case death takes on several meanings and interpretations Peter McGarr is definitely my mind of detective

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Violent blow For McGarr the case was a welcome chance to escape the gloom of Dublin But from his first moment at the injured man's yacht club McGarr realizes getting at the truth will reuire fitting together a number of jagged pieces the world class sailor who ran both his boat and his life aground; the beautiful woman who paid his The writing is good in terms of humor but the women are described in terms of looks and your new f buddy and the commander s wife just help out and no one blinks


10 thoughts on “McGarr and the Politician's Wife

  1. says:

    I found this author from reading a comment by another reader on this site discussing an early book by Adrian McKinty He had said that the early books by some of his favorite authors were not always the best including Mark McGarrity

  2. says:

    If you enjoy anything Irish you will very much like this nice little mystery Chief Inspector McGarr know for his innate ability to think like a criminal and thus anticipate their moves a trait the French considered uniuely Irish you’ll have to read the book to understand why that little section brought a smile Some ver

  3. says:

    Although Death of an Irish Politician is supposed to be the first case featuring Peter McGarr in Bartholomew Gill’s series of mysteries Death of an Irish Sea Wolf Death of an Irish Lover and Death of a Joyce Scho

  4. says:

    The writing is good in terms of humor but the women are described in terms of looks and your new f buddy and the commander's wife just help out and no one blinks

  5. says:

    This book the debut of a long running Peter McGarr detective series confounded my expectations in a couple of waysI went into this pretty cold seeking not much than a bit of Irish ambiance It was a bit cerebral than I had expected The protagonist avoids some of the detective cliches he doesn't seem to be haunted

  6. says:

    really disappointing but gave up after 4 pages if one adjective would be fine this author uses four or five Over done descriptions of little things a person's coat and EVERYTHING they were wearing things that are best left for us to discover about a character as we read Really getting tired of over written details of unimportant stuff

  7. says:

    I was not too impressed with this first book in the Peter McGarr series but wanted to read the first one before starting on another I

  8. says:

    First read of this author Interesting and delightful book Reader certainly steeped in Irish atmosphere and a bit of recent Irish histo

  9. says:

    Great Detective StoryI enjoyed every page of the novel The Death of an Irish Politician In this case death takes on several meanings and interpretations Peter McGarr is definitely my mind of detective

  10. says:

    I did not finish the bookdid not hold my attention

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