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Bartholomew Gill (1943–2002)

Autor(a) de The Death of A Joyce Scholar

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About the Author

Mark McGarrity, who wrote mystery novels under the pseudonym Bartholomew Gill, was born in Massachusetts in 1943. He graduated from both Brown University and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He wrote seventeen murder mysteries and was an Edgar Award nominee. As a journalist, he wrote for the mostrar mais Newark Star Ledger. He lived in Dublin and Cranberry Lake, NJ. He died in 2002. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Pen name for Mark McGarrity (1943-2002). Five novels were published under his own name. As Bartholomew Gill, he authored 17 Peter McGarr mysteries.


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Gill, Bartholomew
Nome de batismo
McGarrity, Mark
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Causa da morte
fall in home
Locais de residência
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Dublin, Ireland
Siena, Italy
Niles, Ohio, USA
Cranberry Lake, New Jersey, USA
Trinity College, Dublin (M.Litt )
Brown University (BA|English Literature|1966)
bar manager
The Star-Ledger of Newark
Pequena biografia
Pen name was taken from his maternal grandfather. As Mark McGarrity he was the outdoors columnist for The Star-Ledger of Newark (New Jersey, USA).
Bartholomew Gill is the pseudonym of Mark McGarrity, who was not only an Irishman himself, but also a graduate of Trinity College in Dublin. Mr. McGarrity was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Brown University as well as the Irish college, however. As a journalist, he wrote for the Newark Star Ledger here in the United States. As a novelist, he wrote seventeen murder mysteries, all featuring Detective Superintendent Peter McGarr, of which Death In Dublin was his latest and last. Batholomew Gill, aka Mark McGarrity, was also a nominee for the Edgar Award. Mr. McGarrity spent part of his life between Dublin, Ireland, and Cranberry Lake, New Jersey.
Aviso de desambiguação
Pen name for Mark McGarrity (1943-2002). Five novels were published under his own name. As Bartholomew Gill, he authored 17 Peter McGarr mysteries.



I like the writing a lot. I just wasn't as big of a fan of the mystery. Someone told me they get better as the series goes on. So I will stick it out a little longer.
cdaley | 1 outra resenha | Nov 2, 2023 |
Bartholomew Gill created a most Irish detective in Peter McGarr, imbuing both McGarr and the setting with the charm of an Irish Bed and Breakfast. It leans a bit toward literary, but not so far that it ever becomes dull.

McGarr is Chief Inspector of Detectives, a position created solely to lure him away from Interpol. Before that McGarr had been with Criminal Justice in Paris and is somewhat revered in his home of Ireland. When a particularly young and beautiful Irish lass named May Quirk is found murdered with a pitchfork along the roadside, McGarr tackles a case involving the I.R.A. leading him to New York and back to Ireland to catch a killer.

Gill writes a complex mystery full of atmosphere for a beautiful country where some tawdry things take place. He shows the sympathetic nature of many in Ireland for the I.R.A. even though their methods are frowned upon. McGarr discovers that May Quirk only returned to her homeland to expose the organization's financial pipeline for her paper in New York, and might still be alive had she not.

The reader gets to know the detective a bit as the investigation unfolds. McGarr has a wife, Noreen, 21 years younger than him, for example, and a love for fine food and his country, Ireland. As he tries to get to the bottom of May Quirk's death an explosive attempt to remove him permanently from the investigation only serves to give the detective a steely resolve to find out whether it was love or politics at the bottom of May Quirk's death.

Gill subtly makes us feel Ireland throughout this entire mystery. Whether describing the lovely Irish countryside or coast, he perfectly captures the charm of a country where a friendly Irish pub is a social club, while at the same time showing us the political divide that exists. While I found this short series (due to the author's passing) varying in quality, Death of an Irish Lass is a good read with finely drawn characters, great atmosphere and just enough fun mixed in to make this an enjoyable read.
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Matt_Ransom | outras 3 resenhas | Oct 6, 2023 |
ritaer | outras 6 resenhas | Jun 19, 2021 |
Un bon policier qui nous donne l’occasion de nous remémorer ce qu'était l'Irlande des années 70.
Nikoz | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 13, 2020 |



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