Books by Dicey Deere

THE IRISH VILLAGE MURDER by Dicey Deere
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"A passable cozy interwoven with passable history."
Translator and amateur sleuth Torrey Tunet returns to her home in rural Ireland to find her weaver friend Megan O'Faolain tangled in murder. Read full book review >
THE IRISH CAIRN MURDER by Dicey Deere
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 25, 2002

"Deere mercifully goes easy on her usual plethora of subplots. They barely slow the pace in this third adventure, adding some mildly distracting elements to a mix that's not always convincing but manages to stay compelling to the finish."
Ever-curious, not to say downright nosy, interpreter Torrey Tunet (The Irish Manor House Murder, 2000, etc.) is between assignments, cozily at home in her rented cottage in the village of Ballynagh. But she's upset when Dakin Cameron, the young carpenter her friend Winifred Moore sent her—and her rescuer in an earlier encounter with threatening teenagers—receives a phone call at Torrey's cottage from an anonymous man seeking money from Dakin's mother Natalie, the widowed owner of Sylvester Hall. The caller is threatening to reveal secrets concerning Dakin's parentage and other events of years long past. Because Natalie has no memory of those events and no intention of playing blackmail, it looks like a standoff—until Thomas Brannigan, a former chauffeur at Sylvester Hall who's been living in Montreal for decades, arrives in Ballynagh only to be attacked at the gates of the Hall and sent to the local hospital, where he lies near death. When the blackmailer, also from Montreal, is found fatally stabbed by a penknife traced to Natalie, she's arrested for murder. Now Torrey goes to work, digging up evidence and eventually persuading Inspector O'Hare to gather in his office a clutch of suspects that includes the real killer. Read full book review >
THE IRISH MANOR HOUSE MURDER by Dicey Deere
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

American language expert Torrey Tunet, back in Ireland for a second visit (The Irish Cottage Murder, 1999), has scarcely unpacked her bags when she sees her neighbor Dr. Gerald Ashenden, just back from the city, run down by a horse under the dubious command of his reckless granddaughter Rowena Keegan. The doctor's wish to keep the incident secret is doomed by two pieces of bad luck: its witnessing by Sgt. Jimmy Brydon, and Ashenden's death soon after in another horsy mishap. Read full book review >