The Four Courts Murder

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Macmillan, May 1, 2005 - Fiction - 228 pages
5 Reviews
Justice Sidney Piggott was, everyone in Dublin's law professions agreed, designer-made for being throttled. If ever there was a judge more disliked---make that hated---in the courts of Ireland's capital city, no one knew his (or her) name. So when it comes to finding out who is responsible for the judge's demise, the number of possible suspects makes the task more difficult.

However, Inspector Denis Lennon and his sergeant, Molly Power, are given a lead. On the day of the murder, more than one person saw a mysterious young visitor lurking in the courtroom where Piggott was presiding over a thoroughly boring trial. Who was he? Why was he there? For whatever reason, Inspector, you have your killer. Except that neither Denis nor Molly feel right about jumping to that conclusion. The young man himself, whose thoughts the reader is privy to, is unsure whether he killed Piggott or only imagined it.

With tongue lightly in cheek, Nugent takes his reader from the Four Courts, Dublin's center of law, to rural Ireland, where a local priest has been killed, either by the young man or by a horse. The author introduces us to a married couple who specialize in stolen art and are somehow involved with Piggott.

Bring in a series of high and low Irish characters, add a delightful young German student who gives Molly unexpected assistance, stir them together, and you have a highly seasoned story in unusual settings, told with a small twinkle that will endear readers to this new author.
  

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Review: The Four Courts Murder (Denis Lennon & Molly Power #1)

User Review  - Claudia - Goodreads

This book is almost an antidote to recent books where all the characters are terrible people and there is no-one to sympathise with. Instead, most of the characters are human, with bad points and good ... Read full review

Review: The Four Courts Murder (Denis Lennon & Molly Power #1)

User Review  - Kathy Rogers - Goodreads

Premise of this story was interesting, but I had a hard time pushing through to the end. I can't really figure out why. Read full review

Contents

TUESDAY JULY 14
1
WEDNESDAY JULY 15
4
FRIDAY JULY 17
24
SATURDAY JULY 18
31
MONDAY JULY 20
39
TUESDAY JULY 21
59
WEDNESDAY JULY 22
70
THURSDAY JULY 23
91
MONDAY JULY 27
129
TUESDAY JULY 28
165
WEDNESDAY JULY 29
178
THURSDAY JULY 30
181
FRIDAY JULY 31
183
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13
202
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25
209
TUESDAY DECEMBER 22
218

SATURDAY JULY 25
107
SUNDAY JULY 26
125
THURSDAY DECEMBER 24
225
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About the author (2005)

Andrew Nugent lives in Ireland and is a former lawyer who now, as a monk of the order of St. Benedict, is the chief officer of a boys' school in Limerick. Although this is his first book of fiction, he has published works of nonfiction. He is finishing a second mystery (still set in Dublin but very different otherwise) about immigrants from Africa, where he lived doing missionary work for a number of years.

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