The Colour of Blood

The Colour of Blood

Book - 2007
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Still adjusting to being back on Irish soil, PI Ed Loy finds himself caught up in a deadly web of lies, betrayals and shrouded histories. Shane Howard, a respected dentist from the venerable Howard medical family of Dublin, asks Loy to search for his missing daughter. The only information available is a set of pictures portraying nineteen-year-old Emily in a series of very compromising positions. Seems like a pretty easy case to Loy... until people start dying. The very same day that Loy meets Howard, Emily's mother and ex-boyfriend are brutally stabbed to death. But that's only the beginning. Loy discovers that the Howard family is not all that it seems. For years their name has stood for progress and improvement within Dublin's medical community, but that is only what's on the surface. The true legacy of the Howards is one of scandalous secrets, the type that are best left unearthed. Against his better judgment, Loy is drawn into the very center of the Howards' sordid family history, and what he finds could ruin more than reputations. In The Color of Blood, Declan Hughes once again brings the city of Dublin to life in all its gritty glory. The dark realities of the streets converge with the lethal secrets of the past in a sinister and graphic thriller that will have readers on edge right up to its shocking conclusion.
Publisher: John Murray, 2007
ISBN: 9780719568411
Branch Call Number: AF HUGH


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Dec 03, 2016

(The second book in the Ed Loy series)

Feb 13, 2012

Slightly overcooked `Dublin Noir' in which P.I. protagonist Ed Loy finds himself caught in the coils of a spectacularly dysfunctional family. The corpses pile up in a convoluted plot best consumed in big slices to lessen the possibility of losing track of who's who. A mix of Raymond Chandler and Ken Bruen with a hint of James Joyce..

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