Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)
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As Dan noted himself, he feels like Richard Hannay in John Buchan’s famous novel The Thirty- Nine Steps. American TV regular Richard Grant is lovely and believable as the visiting reporter from the US who came to cover the upcoming elections but is more interested in learning about the difference between the different types of scotch. The Northern Ireland portrayed is a pre-Good Friday Agreement one and a lot of the humour comes from the absolutely absurdity of what life was like back then for us Northern Ireland folks.
has struck gold the first time out with his mordant, loquacious hero and his ruined landscape", stating in conclusion that "the promised sequel can't arrive too soon". While Starkey is at Cooper's apartment, she plays a piece of classic music, by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. Before this, however, Starkey is caught cheating on his wife Patricia with Margaret, a young art student. A favourite of mine from the late 90s when I used to devour the excellent pulp fiction of Northern Irish novelist Colin Bateman, the source of this underrated movie.I've always really enjoyed his books, in particular the Mystery Man series but this one didn't do it for me. First line: I was upstairs with a girl I shouldn't have been upstairs with when my wife whispered in my ear, "you have 24 hours to move out". Access Codes: Unless the book is described as "New," please assume that the book does *not* have an access code.
Have interesting times happen to your hero, and lay the clues to the mystery so your reader always wants to read just one more chapter. Northern Irish columnist Dan Starkey and American journalist Charles Parker are sent out to cover the upcoming elections, in which the charismatic, former victim of the war, Michael Brinn seems the obvious winner, campaigning on a platform of disarmament and peace between the warring factions in Northern Ireland.The one clue that could lead Starkey to the real killer slips through his fingers like a greased eel.