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The Resource Black Irish : a novel, Stephan Talty

Black Irish : a novel, Stephan Talty

Label
Black Irish : a novel
Title
Black Irish
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Talty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this explosive debut thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Blue Water, a brilliant homicide detective returns home, where she confronts a city's dark demons and her own past while pursuing a brutal serial killer on a vengeful rampage. Absalom "Abbie" Kearney grew up an outsider in her own hometown. Even being the adopted daughter of a revered cop couldn't keep Abbie's troubled past from making her a misfit in the working-class Irish American enclave of South Buffalo. And now, despite a Harvard degree and a police detective's badge, she still struggles to earn the respect and trust of those she's sworn to protect. But all that may change, once the killing starts. When Jimmy Ryan's mangled corpse is found in a local church basement, this sadistic sacrilege sends a bone-deep chill through the winter-whipped city. It also seems to send a message--one that Abbie believes only the fiercely secretive citizens of the neighborhood known as "the County" understand. But in a town ruled by an old-world code of silence and secrecy, her search for answers is stonewalled at every turn, even by fellow cops. Only when Abbie finds a lead at the Gaelic Club, where war stories, gossip, and confidences flow as freely as the drink, do tongues begin to wag--with desperate warnings and dire threats. And when the killer's mysterious calling card appears on her own doorstep, the hunt takes a shocking twist into her own family's past. As the grisly murders and grim revelations multiply, Abbie wages a chilling battle of wits with a maniac who sees into her soul, and she swears to expose the County's hidden history--one bloody body at a time.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talty, Stephan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.A59
LC item number
B57 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Policewomen
  • Serial murderers
  • Irish American Catholics
  • Buffalo (N.Y.)
Label
Black Irish : a novel, Stephan Talty
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky253284750
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 p.;
Isbn
9780345538062
Lccn
2012051353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Black Irish : a novel, Stephan Talty
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky253284750
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 p.;
Isbn
9780345538062
Lccn
2012051353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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