The Eloquence of the Dead (Hardcover)

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"Bodies can tell you a lot. There can be an eloquence about the dead. But you have to be able to interpret what they are telling you... "

This captivating, expertly crafted mystery captures the life and essence of Victorian Dublin and draws the reader on a gripping journey of murder and intrigue. When a Dublin Pawnbroker is found murdered and the lead suspect goes missing, Sergeant Joe Swallow is handed the poisoned chalice of the investigation. On the way he uncovers deep-rooted corruption, discovers the power of new, scientific detection techniques and encounters a ruthless adversary. With authorities pressing for a quick resolution, the public living in fear of attack and the newspapers happy to point to the police's every mistake, Swallow must use every trick in his arsenal to crack the case. Following leads from Trim Castle to the Tower of London, The Eloquence of the Dead is a taut, fast-paced crime thriller perfect for fans of Charles Finch and Charles Todd.

About the Author

CONOR BRADY is the former editor of The Irish Times. The Eloquence of the Dead is his second novel featuring Joe Swallow. He lives in Dublin.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250057570
ISBN-10: 1250057574
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016
Pages: 384
Language: English