I always like books that have mysteries in two different time frames. This one does, as do most in the series.
Having the lead character be fae doesn't hurt either. The author is a catholic priest but the religion doesn't show up to effect the story. Jan 31, Colleen added it. I love this series.
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They are fun, easy to read and give some history to boot! However, you have to start at the beginning and not just pick up in the middle. The characters are endearing, and the Irish banter is priceless. They are great mindless reading!
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Sometimes you just need that. Aug 31, Phil rated it really liked it. Great fun and interesting characters. The juxtaposition of 2 'mysteries' a hundred years apart is well done and serves to double the interest. Sep 16, Deborah rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , books-i-own , read-in , fiction , historical , literature , read-in , series. This is one of my favorite series! I don't have that many mystery series I read and reread, but this is one of them. I love the history lessons that come with the mysteries. Apr 23, Beth McGoldrick rated it really liked it.
Another good book with history and life intertwined. I find Greeley's Fr. Blackie Ryan mysteries better than the Nuala Anne set, but this was still a decent read with some historical information woven in about the Chicago Haymarket incident that I was unfamiliar with. Overall, fair if predictable plot.
And by that, I mean, I kept skipping pages to get past long passages of the historical narrative. Normally, I enjoy Nuala and Dermot's adventures but this one Jan 04, Powersamurai rated it did not like it Shelves: fiction. Two story lines that never meet. What's the point? I couldn't get into this, but persisted in the hope it would get better.
From my rating you can tell it didn't do anything for me. Jan 14, Echo rated it liked it Shelves: books-in , irish , mystery. The main characters are Dermot, an independently wealthy Irish-American author, and his wife, Nuala Anne, an Irish girl from County Galway who is a bit fey. In this book, Nuala sees the mark of death on a Chicago lawyer, and she and Dermot try to solve the mystery of who is trying to kill him before the murder happens.
They are also out to solve the mystery of what happened at a riot more than a century ago. This usually results in Dermot doing historical research and writing reports for her, which are in the book, so you end up with a lot of history lessons as well. That's one thing that might bore some people. But the characters are fun and the plots interesting.
Jun 27, Keilani Ludlow rated it liked it. The characters are wonderful, the Irish-isms are delightful, the little Catholicisms even though I'm so not Catholic are really fun, and the history he wraps into the story all come together for a delightful yarn every time. I would rate it a 4 star but his use of swear words apparently the F word is not that strong in Ireland? Surprises me every time that a Cathol I love this series.
Surprises me every time that a Catholic priest writes these descriptions. Then again, maybe it shouldn't Despite the R rated stuff, it's not like hot and steamy harlequin romance R, this is a happily married and devoted couple - and there's something about that which is not so offensive, and he doesn't describe the sex, just the enjoyment of it so to speak - so I just keep reading them because I like the people in them. Jun 30, Mary Jane rated it liked it. Actually, this is another 3.
I hadn't read Andrew Greeley in ages. Picked this one up at a libraby book sale. Trying to solving 2 crimes - a century apart - was a delightful undertaking for the author. I enjoyed the storylines as well as the character development, being both Irish and Catholic! Nov 15, Carroll Straus rated it liked it. Some Chicago history. F Gre.
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