Book - 2008/04/30
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The corpse of local teenager Angela Cashell is found on the Tyrone-Donegal border, between the North and South of Ireland, in an area known as the borderlands. Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin heads the investigation: the only clues are a gold ring placed on the girl's finger and an old photograph, left where she died. Then another teenager is murdered, and things become further complicated when Devlin unearths a link between the recent killings and the disappearance of a prostitute 25 years earlier - a case in which he believes one of his own colleagues is implicated. As a thickening snow storm blurs the border between North and South, Devlin finds the distinction between right and wrong, vengeance and justice, and even police-officer and criminal becoming equally unclear. A dazzling and lyrical debut crime novel, Borderlands marks the beginning of a compelling new series featuring Inspector Benedict Devlin.
Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Pubns 2008/04/30.
ISBN: 9780330452557
Branch Call Number: M MCGILLOWAY
Characteristics: 311 p.


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Aug 28, 2018

Interesting and convoluted plot. I found the characters engaging and sympathetic. I'll be reading the whole series, I think. Most of my favorite writers are Brits or Irish; they generally seem less slick and commercial (with the exception of Quinten Jardine).

Nov 20, 2016

he first book in the Inspector Benedict Devlin series

Jan 18, 2016

Characters are people I don't care about. street kids are shown to be deserving of torture. Religious dogma is rampant, won't be reading any of his books anymore.

sjmitra Jul 19, 2013

Good police procedural set in the area between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The protagonist is An Garda Siochana and the cast of characters is interesting. I will be reading the next in the series.


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