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The author of Death of a Joyce Scholar offers a literary mystery about a bibliophile found dead in a room identical to the Swift library where he was making "blue" videos--with his gruesome death captured on film. 20,000 first printing.
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Bartholomew Gill authored 15 Peter McGarr mysteries, among them The Death of an Irish Lover, The Death of an Irish Tinker, and the Edgar Award nominee The Death of a Joyce Scholar. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Gill wrote as Mark McGarrity for the Star-Ledger. He died in 2002.From Publishers Weekly:
Literary lore and procedural machinations weave through the third adventure of Dublin police superintendent Peter McGarr, last seen in Death on a Cold, Wild River. The bibliophile in question was noted Swiftian scholar Brian Herrick, the custodian of Swift's Marsh Library, famed for its rare editions, which Herrick had recreated in part in his own home. As much an enigma as Swift, Herrick had also shelved in his library video cassettes of orgies starring himself and featuring, among others, a memorable one-eyed tart. But in his final scene, Herrick is filmed alone, falling victim to a nasty poison. McGarr learns that Herrick, reputedly wealthy, may have squandered his estate and become the subject of blackmail. Focusing less than in the previous books on the dichotomies of modern Ireland, Gill paints a broad, bold cast, including McGarr's wife, Noreen, an art gallery owner, and a handsome threesome involved in an intense romantic triangle-two of Peter's coppers, one tall and statuesque, one short and pugilistic, and a dashing young businessman. This academic mystery, however, may hold the most appeal for readers who know and love their Swift.
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