THE FIRE STARTERS Jan Carson ( Doubleday Ireland £14.99     It’s a hot summer in East Belfast and, as the Twelfth of July looms, tensions begin to rise as high as the bonfires dotted around this part of the city. When Stormont imposed a thirty feet height limit on the Eleventh Night bonfires, it […]

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INFLUENCES: The New Northern Ireland by ANTHONY QUINN

Name: ANTHONY QUINN Author of: DISAPPEARED (2012)                  BORDER ANGELS (2013)                  THE BLOOD DIMMED TIDE (2014) On the web: On Twitter: @ajpquinn To celebrate the launch of his most recent novel, The Blood Dimmed Tide, I’m very pleased to welcome Anthony Quinn to Reader Dad to talk about some of the books that […]

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STOLEN SOULS by Stuart Neville

STOLEN SOULS Stuart Neville ( Harvill Secker ( £12.99 Released: 26 January 2012 Stuart Neville fairly burst onto the crime fiction scene in the middle of 2009 with his first novel, The Twelve (released later that year in the US under the title The Ghosts of Belfast). The novel, bearing high praise from James Ellroy, […]

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THE POINT by Gerard Brennan

THE POINT Gerard Brennan ( Pulp Press ( £7.99 Coming, as I do, from the wilds of West Belfast, I have an aversion to the Norn Irish accent on film and television; for me, there’s something distinctly cringe-worthy about it, a fact that is probably best exemplified every time Liam Neeson opens his mouth (who […]

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