McGARR ON THE CLIFFS OF MOHER by Bartholomew Gill

McGARR ON THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The best case yet for Dublin's Chief of Detectives: the County Clare murder-by-pitchfork of visiting May Quirk, an Irish farm lass who went to New York, made her name at the Daily News, and got involved with the Irish-American IRA fund-raising connection. McGarr's previous exploits have been marred by the strained international convolutions that took him away from home, but here the American detour--McGarr and quietly charismatic wife Noreen gather info at a N.Y. Irish bar (""the loudest single room he had ever been in in his life"")--is gracefully arranged. And there's plenty of opportunity to observe the subtly tough Inspector in his natural habitats--on cliffs, in pubs, at table (a grand gourmet he is)--as he sorts out the motives of May's many lovers. Gill is settling down, and McGarr is the beneficiary, along with fans of solid, atmospheric police procedurals.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1978
Publisher: Scribners