Sunday, April 03, 2016

Review: The Eloquence of the Dead

The Eloquence of the Dead by Conor Brady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 2 in the Joe Swallow Series, but don't worry, you can read it first. But I'm sure after reading this book you'll want to read the first one asap. At least I do!

Dublin, 1887. Ambrose Pollock, a pawnbroker, is found murdered in his shop. His sister Phoebe has disappeared.
Sargent Joe Swallow, though one of the best policemen in the force, has not been promoted in a long time and is not happy with the situation.

While investigating the case he finds it is linked to a much bigger case of corruption, one that could make the government very uneasy and interrupt the precarious peace in the country.

Beautifully written and plotted, with an amazing description of characters and the historical period. I especially liked how Mr. Brady "introduces" Yeats into the story. Swallow is a very human and attractive character. The effort he puts into attending his Thursday afternoon painting class is endearing.

I hope we have a third book in the series soon. I like a love story too, and Swallow and Mrs. Walsh's has to have a happy ending.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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