All the Dead Voices: A Novel (Ed Loy Novels #4) (Paperback)

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All The Dead Voices by Declan Hughes is set in Dublin and uses the city so well that it becomes part of the story.  Ed Loy is a dresser, tall and good looking he strikes quite a figure.  However the fine clothes and appealing looks, are somewhat ruined when he is attacked by two thugs after leaving a local night spot owned by a local gangster.  Ed had gone to Jack Cullen’s place at the behest of Dessie Delaney.  Paul, Dessie’s brother, was a rising star, a talented soccer player.  Good things could come the young man’s way, but rumors had reached Dessie that Paul might have gotten involved with Jack, possibly selling drugs and that would derail his rosy future.  Ed had gone around to have a word and determine if the rumors were true.  Soon thereafter he is approached by Anne Fogarty.  Her father was brutally murdered in the family home fifteen years earlier.  A man had been convicted, a local teacher, but his conviction was recently overturned.  Anne wanted to know who killed her father.  He was a treasury collector, convinced that three men were hiding income and involved in crime. 

— Deon Stonehouse


PI Ed Loy wants to escape his past—but it won't be easy. Soon after moving to a Dublin apartment from his childhood home on the city's outskirts, he's approached by Anne Fogarty, whose father was murdered fifteen years ago. Anne thinks the police nabbed the wrong person, and the three most likely culprits are two ex-IRA men and George Halligan—Loy's underworld nemesis. Jack Cullen, one of the other suspects, may somehow be connected with the death of a rising soccer star—another case Loy is asked to take on. And as his two investigations collide, Loy finds himself in grave danger in a city divided—where the wounded Celtic Tiger walks hand in hand with the ghosts of a violent past.

About the Author

An award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Declan Hughes is cofounder and former artistic director of Rough Magic Theatre Company. He was Writer-in-Association with the Abbey Theatre and lives in Dublin with his wife and two daughters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061689895
ISBN-10: 0061689890
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 16th, 2010
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Ed Loy Novels