Lámh, Lámh Eile

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Alan Titley

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Úrscéal cruabhruite bleachtaireachta. Baineann le hÉirinn na linne, go deimhin ní hea amháin le tír na hÉireann ach le hoileán na hÉireann féin. Ní tharlaíonn aon eachtra ar na hoileáin taobh amuigh den chósta ach tá eachtraí anseo atá suite i mBaile Átha Cliath, i mBéal Feirste, i gCill Chainnigh, i gContae na Mí, i gCorcaigh, i nGaillimh, i nDoire Cholm Cille agus in áiteanna eile idir eatarthu.

Is é atá sa bhunscéal ná cé leis na lámha? Tagann bean tincéara, nó den lucht siúil anois, go dtí an bleachtaire príobháideach Shamus ag iarraidh air cén duine nó dream a bhain an lámh dá fear céile, agus a bhfuil aici dó i dtaisce i  mbosca bróg. Is gairid go bhfaigheann Shamus amach go bhfuil lámha eile i gceist, lámha a bhaineann le hiarmhairt an chogaidh i dTuaisceart na hÉireann.

Ní foláir dár mbleachtaire an scéal a thaighdeadh siar go bun. Is léir ceangal éigin, dá dhiamhaire é, a bheith idir na lámha a teascadh ó dheas agus ó thuaidh. Is é sin a thugann air camchuaird na tíre a thabhairt ag lorg na fianaise atá uaidh.

Tá an uile rud anseo, bleachtairí ar cuma leo, Gardaí a bhfuil a bpraghas acu (b’fhéidir), Rúisigh le hiomad airgid, lucht siúil barbartha agus béasach, iománaithe ar an gclaí, mná an leanna a thuigeann agus nach dtuigeann, ach thar aon rud eile, léargas ar an taobh sin de shaol na nÉireann nach bhfeictear ach sna cinnlínte.

A hardboiled detective novel set in contemporary Ireland, a gripping journey taking the reader from Dublin to, in no particular order, Belfast, Kilkenny, County Meath, Cork, Galway, Derry and all other places in between.

Carrying a box containing her husband’s severed hand , a traveller woman implores private eye Shamus to find her beloved – or what’s left of him. For no sooner does Shamus take the case than, north of the border, he comes across another box – and another hand. A pair of legs then turns up. Followed by a head.

What’s the connection between the hand in the South and the hand in the North? And who’s missing all these body parts?

This book has it all: detectives who couldn’t be arsed, Gardaí who could, for the right price (maybe), the Russian mafia, hurlers on the ditch, barmaids wise beyond their years, a labyrinthine plot – a wry affectionate view of twenty-first-century Ireland beyond the Pale. Truly a fitting Gaelic homage to the works of Hammett and Chandler.

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Weight 322 g

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