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A June Of Ordinary Murders

(2012)
(The first book in the Joe Swallow series)
A novel by

 
 
In the 1880s the DMP classified crime in two distinct classes. Political crimes were 'special', whereas theft, robbery and even murder, no matter how terrible, were 'ordinary'.

Dublin, June 1887: the mutilated bodies of a man and a child are discovered in Phoenix Park and Detective Sergeant Joe Swallow steps up to investigate. Cynical and tired, Swallow is a man living on past successes in need of a win. In the background, the city is sweltering in a long summer heatwave, a potential gangland war is simmering as the chief lieutenants of a dying crime boss size each other up and the castle administration want the celebration of Queen Victoria's Golden jubilee to pass off without complication.

Underneath it all, the growing threat of anti-British radicals is never far away. With the Land War at its height, the priority is to contain special crime. But these murders appear to be ordinary and thus of lesser priority. When the evidence suggests high-level involvement, and as the body count increases, Swallow must navigate the waters of foolish superiors, political directives and frayed tempers to investigate the crime, find the true murderer and deliver justice.

A June Of Ordinary Murders captures the life and essence of Dublin in the 1880s and draws the reader on a thrilling journey of murder and intrigue.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A June of Ordinary Murders: A Mystery
Author(s): Conor Brady
ISBN: 1-250-05756-6 / 978-1-250-05756-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A June of Ordinary Murders
Author(s): Conor Brady
ISBN: 1-84840-118-3 / 978-1-84840-118-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A June of Ordinary Murders: A Mystery
Author(s): Conor Brady
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February 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A June Of Ordinary Murders
Author(s): Conor Brady
Publisher: New Island Books
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