George V. Reilly

Review: The Bloomsday Dead

The Bloomsday Dead
Title: The Bloomsday Dead
Author: Adrian McKinty
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 373
Keywords: crime
Reading period: 19 October, 2008

A sequel to Dead I Well May Be.

June 16, 2004: the Bloomsday centenary. Michael Forsythe’s arch­neme­sis Bridget Callaghan needs him. Her eleven-year-old daughter has gone missing in Belfast, and Forsythe may be only one who can find her.

In the course of one very long day that loosely re­ca­pit­u­lates the events of Joyce’s Ulysses, Forsythe cuts a bloody swathe through the criminal underworld of Belfast.

Gripping, if over the top.

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