Baltinglass Detective Reigns in Spain
Full title: The City in Darkness: a Stefan Gillespie novel
Creator / Author: Michael Russell
Item Type / Page count: Book / 338p
When Published: 2016
Publisher / Place of Publication: Constable / Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.
About: This is the third book in a series of historical crime fiction featuring the West Wicklow based Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie. The action ranges from the Wicklow Mountains through Dublin and on to Spain and Portugal. The book is set in the early 1940’s which allows the author scope to use Second World War Europe and the ‘Emergency’ period in Ireland as backdrop to the story.
ID number(s): 9781472121929 / 9781472121912 / 9781472121943
WW Connection #1: The hometown of the main character is given as Baltinglass.
WW Connection #2: The author is a resident of the Baltinglass / Kiltegan area.
Extra #1: Opening lines: “There was barely a whisper of mist on the Upper Lake, a softness in the air where the water rippled among reeds and lapped on the pebble beach at the eastern end…”
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Extra #4: Read a review of this book courtesy of Irish Examiner newspaper
Extra #5: Visit the Author’s Website