Monday, November 21, 2016

Reading picks from Woodbine Books

This week Woodbine Books are focussing on books with a local connection: all the authors of these books live in the area.

The Accidental Wife - Orla McAlinden
The Visit, winner of the Short Story category at last week's Bord Gais Energy Book Awards, is included in this collection of short stories which focuses on the effects of religious, political and social upheaval on the lives of people in Northern Ireland. It's a compelling read.

Black Rose Days - Martin Malone
This is Martin Malone's first foray into the murder/mystery genre but maintains his trademark strong characterisation. With much of it set on the Curragh, it tells the story of a man seeking to clear his name and uncover the truth about the murder of his wife.

The 100 Kilo Case - James Durney
Although James Durney is well known throughout Kildare for his expertise in local history, in this book he has turned his attention to the true story of one of the most infamous drug busts in New York city involving an Irish NYPD detective and the mafia. It's a fascinating insight into personal morality and the choices that we make.

The Girl From The Savoy - Hazel Gaynor
With two New York Times bestsellers already under her belt, Hazel's latest novel captures the atmosphere of London's 1920s jazz age as seen though the eyes of Dolly, a maid in the Savoy Hotel and Loretta, a successful actress. Fans of historical fiction will love the detail and ambience that Hazel creates.