A Man With One of Those Faces (The Dublin Trilogy)
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In his time on the British stand-up circuit, he has firmly established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can pronounce. He performs regularly at all the major clubs and is equally at home doing a set or acting as MC. He regularly supports Sarah Millican on tour and has also brought the funny worldwide, doing stand-up tours of the Far East, the Middle East and once, the near east (Norwich). He brings a new stand-up show to the Edinburgh festival pretty much every year, mainly as an excuse to eat things that’ve been deep fried.
Paul has one of those faces. Everyone thinks they know him from somewhere. So he spends 6 hours each week visiting an old folks home where residents mistake him for their long lost brother, neighbour or grandchild. RN Brigit Conroy signs off his hours which he gleefully presents to Auntie Fidelma’s lawyer in exchange for another month’s keep. He cursed himself for wasting the few minutes he’d had before having to flee his home on sorting through DVDs, rather than doing practical stuff like putting on some more clothes. At times like this, it was hard for him to run from the suspicion that he might be an idiot.” BUNNY MCGARRY…Bunny is everything you imagine a cop NOT to look or sound like, with a loud foul mouth albeit a very funny one at that. He is an old school Police Officer who keeps an eye on his neighbourhood, making his own rules and punishments as he wonders the streets. He has one main goal and that is to always look out for the locals especially 'his boys'. Bunny is not known for doing things by the book.It’s a tried and tested device in crime novels, to have an innocent bystander turned into a runaway criminal through mysterious conspiracies. That, and having a beautiful, funny girl as his partner in crime and/or assistant detective. This scene will mark the beginning of a series of dizzying, dangerous, partly absurdist adventures, about which it will be impossible to read without laughing. Not because the author puts his characters in a ridiculous position, but because of how it is written. In fact, at first you don't understand why it's funny, like it's not supposed to be a detective, then you just give yourself into the power of stupid, seemingly inappropriate fun. He has such a facial feature — a completely expressionless appearance, behind which old people see who is their grandson, who is their son, who is the niece's boyfriend. He is obviously not rich and it is not entirely clear why he spends his young life on an occupation that does not bring income. That is, it is clear. when at the call of the heart, but in this case they do not record the time of arrival and departure.
Part of my problem is compounded by the publisher’s policies. They push authors to go for the long engagement, usually upward of 12-20 episodes per series. My own problem with crime fiction is that I am easily tempted: I am always on the look out for fresh material, and I often manage to find something to please me, which often leads me to ignore other interesting series I’ve already started. A Man With One of Those Faces is a fast-paced crime thriller set in my home town of Dublin. Along with the thrills, there’s a fair amount of comedy in there, that’s because Dublin is a funny town where very bad things happen.of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell A Man With One of Those Faces is the first book in Caimh McDonnell's Dublin Trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit.
Five minutes and a good deal of industrial strength swearing later, Stewart pulled the car across traffic on the North Circular,”Have to say I’ve been waiting for this one for a while, a rare book on the library circuit but one in high demand which has finally reached me after 4 months of waiting list so no pressure then!