Books by John Brady

A CARRA KING by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2001

"A dour look at tourism in the virtual-reality age, the power that underwriting a $5 billion foundation brings, and the flip side to Ireland's leprechaun-and-tea-cozy charm."
The body in the boot of the car parked at the airport has been decomposing for several days before a security guard notices the trickles of hardening blood on the macadam and calls Dublin's Murder Squad. Read full book review >
BAD BOY by John Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A combination of cynical political reality and modern tragedy, this volume is well worth reading. (b&w photos)"
Brady (Journalism/Univ. of Missouri), former editor of Boston magazine, provides an entertaining account of the notorious Republican political operative. Read full book review >
THE GOOD LIFE by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1995

"An unwavering air of menace accompanies a brilliant depiction of the city's slatternly underside—its foul smells, foul language, mean streets, and desperate lives overshadowing the twists and turns of plot—all of it riveting to the last page."
The fifth in Brady's superb police procedural series, Irish- style, finds Dublin's Murder Squad—sparked by Inspector Matt Minogue (All Souls, 1993, etc.)—grappling with the killing of ex- prostitute Mary Mullen. Read full book review >
ALL SOULS by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"If you can bear the emotional upheaval of the dark Irish soul put under this strong a microscope: a knockout."
Painful glimpses of past tragedies emerge when Dublin's Inspector Minogue (Kaddish in Dublin, etc.) returns to County Clare on holiday and is sandbagged into investigating the murder of Jane Clark, a crime from a dozen years back that led to the incarceration of Jamesy Burke. Read full book review >
KADDISH IN DUBLIN by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Finely written, intellectually complex—and further proof of Brady's ear for dialogue and skill in pricking the conscience of a country."
Sergeant Matt Minogue, of Dublin's Murder Squad (Unholy Ground, etc.), and his superior, Inspector James Kilmartin, are lobbed a political hot-potato: the possibly religiously motivated killing of the son of Chief Justice Fine, a prominent Irish Jew. Read full book review >
UNHOLY GROUND by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Brady is a master of the telling detail, and within the framework of the political novel, has created memorable characters, most especially the estimable Minogue."
Dublin's answer to Maigret, Sergeant Matt Minogue (introduced in the provocative A Stone of the Heart, 1988), in trying to sort out the murder by strangling of a rambling tippler, 73-year-old Englishman Arthur Combs, finds himself in the middle of a WW II spy cover-up involving MI6. Read full book review >