The Book of Killowen

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 5, 2013 - Fiction - 332 pages
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An ancient volume of philosophical heresy provides a motive for murder in this haunting, lyrical novel of forensics, archeology, and history—the fourth in an acclaimed suspense series.

What sort of book is worth a man’s life? After a year away from working in the field, archaeologist Cormac Maguire and pathologist Nora Gavin are back in the bogs, investigating a ninth-century body found buried in the trunk of a car. They discover that the ancient corpse is not alone—pinned beneath it is the body of Benedict Kavanagh, missing for mere months and familiar to television viewers as a philosopher who enjoyed destroying his opponents in debate. Both men were viciously murdered, but centuries apart—so how did they end up buried together in the bog?

While on the case, Cormac and Nora lodge at Killowen, a nearby artists’ colony, organic farm, and sanctuary for eccentric souls. Digging deeper into the older crime, they become entangled in high-stakes intrigue encompassing Kavanagh’s death while surrounded by suspects in his ghastly murder. It seems that everyone at Killowen has some secret to protect.

Set in modern-day Ireland, The Book of Killowen reveals a new twist on the power of language—and on the eternal mysteries of good and evil.
 

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User Review  - dianaleez - LibraryThing

It was very difficult to force myself to finish this book. And asking myself why, it comes down to too many characters none of which were engaging. I've read the earlier books in the series and each seems a bit weaker than the last. Read full review

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User Review  - celticlady53 - LibraryThing

The Book of Killowen is the fourth book in the Nora Gavin series. I am obsessed with anything Irish so when I saw that Erin Hart had a new installment out, I was so anxious to read it. This novel ... Read full review

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PROLOOUE
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BOOK
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BOOK
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BOOK THREE
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BOOK
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Erin Hart is a theater critic and former administrator at the Minnesota State Arts Board. A lifelong interest in Irish traditional music led her to cofound Minnesota’s Irish Music and Dance Association. She and her husband, musician Paddy O’Brien, live in St. Paul, Minnesota, and frequently visit Ireland. Erin Hart was nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards for her debut novel, Haunted Ground, and won the Friends of American Writers Award in 2004. Visit her website at ErinHart.com.

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