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Holding

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
A New York Times bestseller

From Graham Norton—the BAFTA Award–winning and hugely popular BBC America television host—comes a charming debut novel set in an idyllic Irish village where a bumbling investigator has to sort through decades of gossip and secrets to solve a mysterious crime. “With its tale of provincial life, gimlet-eyed spinsters, and thwarted love…it feels almost like a Miss Marple mystery written by Colm Tóibín” (The New York Times).

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled: Sergeant P.J. Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; Brid Riordan, a mother of two, hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.

So when human remains—suspected to be those of Tommy Burke, a former lover of both Brid and Evelyn—are discovered on an old farm, the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As a frustrated P.J. struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his professional life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regrets.

Darkly comic, at times profoundly sad, and “especially inviting because of its tongue-in-cheek wit” (Kirkus Reviews), Holding is a masterful debut. Graham Norton employs his acerbic humor to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore—with searing honesty—the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"One of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel." - John Boyne

"It's funny and wonderfully perceptive." - Wendy Holden


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Title: Holding: A Novel
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Title: Holding: The Sunday Times bestseller and soon to be ITV drama
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ISBN: 1-4450-6692-0 / 978-1-4450-6692-9 (UK edition)
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Title: Holding
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Title: Holding: A Novel
Author(s): Graham Norton
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Title: Holding: The Sunday Times bestseller and soon to be ITV drama
Author(s): Graham Norton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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