Reviews of Irish authors

Irish crime fiction is amongst the best being produced anywhere at present. Below are links to all the books by Irish authors reviewed on The View from the Blue House, most of which are crime fiction.


Darkhouse by Alex Barclay *****
City of Bohane by Kevin Barry **.5
The Day of the Jack Russell by Colin Bateman ****
Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett ***
Elegy for April by Benjamin Black ****
The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black ***.5
A June of Ordinary Murders by Conor Brady ***.5
Kaddish in Dublin by John Brady ****.5
A Stone of the Heart by John Brady ****.5
Unholy Ground by John Brady ****.5
The Point by Gerard Brennan *****
The Dramatist by Ken Bruen ****.5
London Boulevard by Ken Bruen ****
The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke ***
Slaughter's Hound by Declan Burke ***.5
Absolute Zero Cool by Declan Burke *****
Crime Always Pays by Declan Burke ****.5
The Big O by Declan Burke ****
The Treacherous Strand by Andrea Carter ***.5
Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey ****.5
The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey *****
The Reckoning by Jane Casey ***.5
The Kill by Jane Casey ***
After the Fire by Jane Casey ****
The Defence by Steve Cavanagh ****
The Dust of Death by Paul Charles **.5
The Deal by Michael Clifford ***
Ghost Town by Michael Clifford ****.5
Screwed by Eoin Colfer ***.5
Plugged by Eoin Colfer ****
The Eighty Five Billion Euro Man by Donal Conaty ***
The Reapers by John Connolly ***
The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly ****
The Whisperers by John Connolly *****
A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly ****.5
The American Envoy by Garbhan Downey ***
The Guts by Roddy Doyle ***.5
Corridors of Death by Ruth Dudley Edwards **** 
The Fatal Touch by Conor Fitzgerald ***.5
Keep Away From Those Ferraris by Pat Fitzpatrick *****
The Trespasser by Tana French *****
Broken Harbour by Tana French ***
The Imitation of Patsy Burke by John J Gaynard
Graveland by Alan Glynn *****
Bloodland by Alan Glynn ****
Winterland by Alan Glynn *****
The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney ***
Headbanger by Hugo Hamilton ***
Hand in the Fire by Hugo Hamilton ***
Another Case in Cowtown by Mel Healy ***
All the Dead Voices by Declan Hughes ****
Black Sheep by Arlene Hunt ***.5
Echoland by Joe Joyce ***
Echobeat by Joe Joyce ****.5
Little Criminals by Gene Kerrigan *****
The Rage by Gene Kerrigan *****
Dark Times in the City by Gene Kerrigan ***
The Devil I know by Claire Kilroy ****
The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley by Jeremy Massey ***
Irregulars by Kevin McCarthy ****.5
Peeler by Kevin McCarthy ****
Last Orders by Caimh McDonnell ***
Angels in the Moonlight by Caimh McDonnell ****
A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell ****
The Day That Never Comes by Caimh McDonnell *****
The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway *****
Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway ***.5
Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway ****
Hurt by Brian McGilloway ****.5
Bogmail by Patrick McGinley **
A Savage Hunger by Claire McGowan ***
The Silent Dead by Claire McGowan ****.5
The Lost by Claire McGowan ***.5
The Dead Ground by Claire McGowan ****.5
There’s Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty *****
Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty ****.5
Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty ****
The Sun is God by Adrian McKinty ***.5
In The Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty *****
I Hear Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty ****
The Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty *****
Falling Glass by Adrian McKinty ***.5
Dead I May Well Be by Adrian McKinty *****
Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty *****
The Polka Dot Girl by Darragh McManus ****
Even Flow by Darragh McManus****
Orchid Blue by Eoin McNamee ***
The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan ****
The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan ***
Ratlines by Stuart Neville *****
Collusion by Stuart Neville ****.5
The Twelve by Stuart Neville ****
Rain Falls on Everyone by Clár Ni Chonghaile *****
Holding by Graham Norton ***
Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent ****.5
Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent ***.5
Red Ribbons by Louise Phillips ***.5
Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O'Bryan ***
Taken by Niamh O'Connor ***
Snapshots by Michael O'Higgins ****
Black Water by Cormac O’Keeffe ****
Crocodile Tears by Mark O'Sullivan ****.5
Sleeping Dogs by Mark O’Sullivan ****.5 
Silence by Anthony Quinn ****
Border Angels by Anthony Quinn ***.5
Disappeared by Anthony Quinn ****.5
The Blood Dimmed Tide by Anthony Quinn ***.5
The City in Flames by Michael Russell ***.5
The City in Darkness by Michael Russell ****
City of Lies by Michael Russell ****
The City of Strangers by Michael Russell *****
The City of Shadows by Michael Russell *****
A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan ****
The Constant Soldier by William Ryan ****.5
The Twelfth Department by William Ryan ****
The Bloody Meadow by William Ryan ***.5
The Holy Thief by William Ryan *****
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Samson ***
The Confession by Jo Spain ***.5
Once in Another World Brendan John Sweeney *****

Code Breaker by Marc McMenamin ***
The Rise and Fall of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger by Sean O’Riain *****
Landscape and Society in Contemporary Ireland by Brendan McGrath ***.5
The Untouchables by Shane Ross and Nick Ross ***
Only a Game? by Eamon Dunphy ****
Anglo Republic by Simon Carswell ****
Breakfast with Anglo by Simon Kelly ***.5
Enough is Enough by Fintan O'Toole ****
Wasters by Shane Ross and Nick Webb ***
GUBU Nation by Damian Corless ***
Banksters by David Murphy and Martina Devlin ***
Ship of Fools by Fintan O'Toole ****
The Builders by Frank McDonald and Kathy Sheridan ***
Inspector Mallon by Donal McCracken ***
Bombs over Dublin by Sean McMahon ***

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