Friday, January 27, 2012
GALLOWS LANE - Brian McGilloway
The second Inspector Benedict Devlin Mystery, again set on the border of Ireland and the North.
A series of nasty murders occur including a Crucifixion done with twelve inch nails - not a common way for authors to dispatch their characters. At the same time a number of young women are being sexually assaulted and killed - all this and a dollop of police corruption thrown in.
This is another good read with lots of nasty characters just like McGilloway's first effort 'Borderlands'.
The crimes are all solved; in a logical and sensible way, no superhero antics involved but then you could never accuse Devlin of being the sharpest knife in the drawer by any stretch of the imagination. He is no Sherlock Holmes when it comes to lateral thinking, but I suppose this makes the character more human.
A good crime novel and I will follow this series. ( Published 2008)