Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men

Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men
Author: Bateman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN: 0755378784
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men Book Excerpt:

The title, the terrorist and the punch-drunk pugilist. Fat Boy McMaster is a hopeless heavyweight boxer, who has somehow managed to become champion of Ireland. His devious manager succeeds in setting up a gigantic payday (largely for himself, admittedly) - a St Patrick's Day fight in New York against Mike Tyson - and he wants journalist Dan Starkey to write a book on it. Starkey's as yet unsuccessful efforts to persuade wife Patricia to give their marriage another try are put on hold, and he boards a plane to the Big Apple with McMaster and his deeply suspect entourage. Once there McMaster's wife is kidnapped, almost every interest group is outraged, the Champ is chased all over town by gunmen of varying allegiance, Starkey's marriage is saved - and there's the Big Fight to consider too...

Identity Parades

Identity Parades
Author: Richard Kirkland
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780853236368
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity Parades Book Excerpt:

Kirkland (English and Irish studies, U. of Manchester) examines the role and importance of identity politics in Northern Irish society. He discusses the bourgeois formations within Northern Irish cultural discourse, and identifies the various forms by which it has made itself known within identity politics. In his analysis, the author considers a disparate body of texts, including indigenous and non-indigenous film, popular fiction, autobiography, critical analyses and government publications, and both the possibilities and limitations of "identitarian" thinking. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

To be Continued

To be Continued
Author: Merle Jacob,Hope Apple
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2000
ISBN: 157356155X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To be Continued Book Excerpt:

Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

Papercuts 1 The Dead and the Quick

Papercuts 1  The Dead and the Quick
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 178497370X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papercuts 1 The Dead and the Quick Book Excerpt:

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money hand-over-fist and Rob Cullen, fresh off the plane from his London news desk, has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. Rob's back in Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years for the funeral of his one-time mentor, the late editor of the aforementioned Express. Tomorrow morning Rob intends to be on the first plane back to London, but that's before an exceptionally good night out and the promise of £1,500 for just one day's work lures him into the Express offices. It's been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth into ... and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. From armed robberies to arson attacks, immigration raids to human trafficking, there is no shortage of front-page news in the seemingly sleepy seaside town. Just as well Rob can rely on the Express crew to back him up. They're like a family. A dysfunctional, highly unpopular, poverty-stricken family...

Papercuts 4 Hong Kong Phooey

Papercuts 4  Hong Kong Phooey
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1784973734
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papercuts 4 Hong Kong Phooey Book Excerpt:

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money hand-over-fist and Rob Cullen, fresh off the plane from his London news desk, has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. Lured back to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years by the demise of his one-time mentor, the Bangor Express makes Rob an offer he can't refuse and the Guardian reporter can't resist sticking around. After all, it has been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth in to... and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. Rob is having his usual at Bangor's Hong Kong Palace, when the immigration police storm the restaurant hauling off several members of staff including waitress and local netball star Anna. Rob can't sit back and let this bright young thing be deported and launches a campaign against the UK Border Agency via the Bangor Express. And, as if he didn't have enough on his plate, Rob's blossoming romance with Alix is rudely interrupted by the arrival of his estranged wife and children...

Papercuts 2 The Return of the Native

Papercuts 2  The Return of the Native
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1784973718
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papercuts 2 The Return of the Native Book Excerpt:

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money hand-over-fist and Rob Cullen, fresh off the plane from his London news desk, has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. Lured back to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years by the demise of his one-time mentor, the Bangor Express makes Rob an offer he can't refuse and the Guardian reporter can't resist sticking around. After all, it has been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth in to ... and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. When Mark Dillon is released from prison after serving a sentence for killing a small child in a drink driving accident, Bangor Express reporter Alix knows there is bound to be trouble. And when the parents of the child are none other than Alix's best friends Roy and Ailsa, she can't help taking the law into her own hands. This feisty young journalist doesn't realise is that she's playing with fire and that writing her revenge story will only fan the flames...

Papercuts 6 The Eagle Has Crash Landed

Papercuts 6  The Eagle Has Crash Landed
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1784973750
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papercuts 6 The Eagle Has Crash Landed Book Excerpt:

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money hand-over-fist and Rob Cullen, fresh off the plane from his London news desk, has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. Lured back to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years by the demise of his one-time mentor, the Bangor Express makes Rob an offer he can't refuse and the Guardian reporter can't resist sticking around. After all, it has been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth in to... and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. Rob is standing outside a local carwash, when a young woman jumps out of a van stopped at a red light and is knocked unconscious. Rob rushes to her rescue and calls her an ambulance. When Alix goes to visit her in hospital, he discovers she is a prostitute who has been trafficked into Ireland from the Czech Republic. Marja has managed to escape her kidnappers, but her friend Anna is still captive at a local brothel. The Bangor Express take matters into their own hands to set her free...

Papercuts 3 Mr Turner s Prize

Papercuts 3  Mr Turner s Prize
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1784973726
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papercuts 3 Mr Turner s Prize Book Excerpt:

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money hand-over-fist and Rob Cullen, fresh off the plane from his London news desk, has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. Lured back to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years by the demise of his one-time mentor, the Bangor Express makes Rob an offer he can't refuse and the Guardian reporter can't resist sticking around. After all, it has been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth in to ... and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. When local artist and Turner prize nominee Richard Turner returns to Bangor to open a retrospective at a small gallery, not everyone is happy to welcome him home. As Richard takes to the stage to make a speech, he is greeted by violent heckling from his former teacher Pat Hadley. Alix resolves to get to the bottom of the story behind this hostility and uncovers a deep-rooted personal grudge: it's not just a matter of stolen art, but a matter of a stolen heart...

Papercuts 8 Dog Day Mid Afternoon

Papercuts 8  Dog Day Mid Afternoon
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1784973777
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papercuts 8 Dog Day Mid Afternoon Book Excerpt:

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money hand-over-fist and Rob Cullen, fresh off the plane from his London news desk, has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. Lured back to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years by the demise of his one-time mentor, the Bangor Express makes Rob an offer he can't refuse and the Guardian reporter can't resist sticking around. After all, it has been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth in to... and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. When Patrick Casey robs the O'Connor's post office, holding Gavin O'Connor hostage, Rob Cullen is the only man Patrick will consider speaking to and the police send him in to try and calm things down. It turns out Patrick has a mental illness and has stopped taking his medication. He is unpredictable and dangerous and no-one knows what he will do next. He offers Rob an ultimatum: to compromise the integrity of the paper, or risk his life. A single gunshot is heard outside...

Papercuts 5 The Good The Bad and the Quite Ugly

Papercuts 5  The Good  The Bad and the Quite Ugly
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1784973742
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papercuts 5 The Good The Bad and the Quite Ugly Book Excerpt:

Through World Wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it's limping towards an inevitable doom – until London-based journalist Rob Cullen arrives on the scene. Lured back to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years by the demise of his one-time mentor, the Guardian reporter can't resist fighting for the paper where he first made his name. After all, it has been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth in to... and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. It's just another day in the office at the Bangor Express: struggling to make ends meet and arguing over who buys the buns, when local nutter 'Magic' Martin turns up with the breaking news that he's found a human skull on a piece of land at the end of the bay. This is just the opportunity young reporter Michael has been waiting for to cut his teeth, so he sets off with Martin to investigate. After a close shave with a gun-wielding farmer, Martin unearths a 200-year old graveyard. Perhaps Martin was onto something and there is a story to be told after all...

Papercuts 7 The Next to Last of the Mohicans

Papercuts 7  The Next to Last of the Mohicans
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1784973769
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papercuts 7 The Next to Last of the Mohicans Book Excerpt:

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money hand-over-fist and Rob Cullen, fresh off the plane from his London news desk, has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. Lured back to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years by the demise of his one-time mentor, the Bangor Express makes Rob an offer he can't refuse and the Guardian reporter can't resist sticking around. After all, it has been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth in to... and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. A burglar phones the office to report the dead body of Bertha Molloy that he found in a house, and when Alix discovers Bertha's daughter is still claiming her pension, the Express team spring into action. It's all going so well, but Rob has been offered his old job back at the Guardian. Rob misses his children and knows what he should do, but he can't help feeling that there are reasons to stay;the future of the paper hangs in the balance, as does his developing romance with Alix...

The Dead Pass

The Dead Pass
Author: Bateman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 1472201264
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Pass Book Excerpt:

Hired to find the missing son of retired political activist Moira Doherty, Dan Starkey knows his new case is going to be challenging. Billy 'the Bear' Doherty isn't an easy man to find - a criminal with a nasty drug habit, his mum is convinced he's been murdered. But when Moira herself is killed, her body found floating in the waters under Londonderry's Peace Bridge, Dan finds himself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse. Already in unfamiliar territory, Starkey is quickly embroiled in the city's porn and drug fuelled underworld, where a new generation of gangster terrorist is intent on creating mayhem their predecessors could only dream of ...

The Thriller and Northern Ireland since 1969

The Thriller and Northern Ireland since 1969
Author: Aaron Kelly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351881116
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thriller and Northern Ireland since 1969 Book Excerpt:

For the past 30 years, the so-called 'Troubles' thriller has been the dominant fictional mode for representing Northern Ireland, leading to the charge that the crudity of this popular genre appropriately reflects the social degradation of the North. Aaron Kelly challenges both these judgments, showing that the historical questions raised by setting a thriller in Northern Ireland disrupt the conventions of the crime novel and allow for a new understanding of both the genre and the country. Two essays on crime fiction by Walter Benjamin and Berthold Brecht appear here for the first time in English translation. By demonstrating the relevance of these theorists as well as other key European thinkers such as Antonio Gramsci, Louis Althusser, and Slavoj Zizek to his interdisciplinary study of Irish culture and the crime novel, Kelly refutes the idea that Northern Ireland is a stagnate anomaly that has been bypassed by European history and remained impervious to cultural transformation. On the contrary, Kelly's examination of authors such as Jack Higgins, Tom Clancy, Gerald Seymour, Colin Bateman, and Eoin McNamee shows that profound historical change and complexity have characterized both Northern Ireland and the thriller form.

Turbulent Priests

Turbulent Priests
Author: Bateman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN: 0755378792
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turbulent Priests Book Excerpt:

Dan Starkey arrives on Wrathlin Island - meteorogically wet but alcoholically dry - to investigate the residents' belief that the Messiah is alive, female, and about to start school there: it's not a commission that turns up every day. With wife Patricia and her baby Little Stevie, he finds himself caught up in a mess of religious intolerance, blokes with shooters and illicit drinking in a tiny community that is big on religious fervour but small on hospitality. Apart from the Messiah's mum of course, who's clung to her sanity. And her lager.

The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel

The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel
Author: Elizabeth Mannion
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN: 1137539402
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel Book Excerpt:

Irish detective fiction has enjoyed an international readership for over a decade, appearing on best-seller lists across the globe. But its breadth of hard-boiled and amateur detectives, historical fiction, and police procedurals has remained somewhat marginalized in academic scholarship. Exploring the work of some of its leading writers—including Peter Tremayne, John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Ken Bruen, Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville, Tana French, Jane Casey, and Benjamin Black—The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel opens new ground in Irish literary criticism and genre studies. It considers the detective genre’s position in Irish Studies and the standing of Irish authors within the detective novel tradition. Contributors: Carol Baraniuk, Nancy Marck Cantwell, Brian Cliff, Fiona Coffey, Charlotte J. Headrick, Andrew Kincaid, Audrey McNamara, and Shirley Peterson.

Nine Inches

Nine Inches
Author: Bateman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN: 0755378660
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Inches Book Excerpt:

Dan Starkey, the ducking and diving hapless investigator, takes centre stage again in this brilliant new novel by the master of comic crime. Radio shock-jock and self-styled people's champion Jack Caramac is used to courting controversy - but when his four-year-old son is kidnapped for just one hour, and then sent back with a warning note, he knows he may have finally gone too far. Jack has no choice but to turn to Dan Starkey for help. Recently chucked by his long-suffering wife Patricia, Dan has finally given up on journalism and is now providing a boutique, bespoke service for important people with difficult problems. Dan resolves to catch whoever kidnapped Jack's son - and very soon finds himself in the middle of a violent feud between rival drug gangs, pursued by jealous husbands, unscrupulous property developers and vicious killers as the case spirals ever more out of his control...

Fire and Brimstone

Fire and Brimstone
Author: Bateman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN: 1472201221
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire and Brimstone Book Excerpt:

When billionaire's daughter Alison Wolff disappears following a massacre at a party, nobody knows if she has been kidnapped or killed. Dan Starkey is hired to find the missing student but instead is drawn into a violent struggle between rival gangs. A drugs war is tearing the city apart and in response, a new church movement has sprung up. But when a controversial new abortion clinic is firebombed, Dan is asked to prove their involvement. In a Belfast rapidly descending back into chaos, Dan is left with an impossible choice - betray his client or risk losing his family...

Divorcing Jack

Divorcing Jack
Author: Bateman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN: 0755378776
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divorcing Jack Book Excerpt:

'I was upstairs with a girl I shouldn't have been upstairs with when my wife whispered in my ear, 'You have twenty-four hours to move out'. The book that started it all, Bateman's first novel published in 1995. It introduced the world to the hapless, endlessly wily and witty Belfast journalist Dan Starkey. Dan shares with his wife an appetite for drinking and dancing. But when he meets Margaret, things get seriously out of hand. Terrifyingly, unbelievably, she is murdered. Before long Dan is a target himself, racing against time to crack the mystery.

Ireland and Transatlantic Poetics

Ireland and Transatlantic Poetics
Author: Brian Caraher,Robert Mahony
Publsiher: Associated University Presse
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780874139723
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ireland and Transatlantic Poetics Book Excerpt:

A collection of essays which foreground modern Dublin, its writers, its universities, its literary journals, its teachers, and critics of English Studies, and the contested critical construction of regional and international poetics and cultural politics that emerges from the tense interaction of local and global literary practices and desires.

Guilt Rules All

Guilt Rules All
Author: Elizabeth Mannion,Brian Cliff
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 0815654987
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilt Rules All Book Excerpt:

Irish crime fiction, long present on international bestseller lists, has been knocking on the door of the academy for a decade. With a wide range of scholars addressing some of the most essential Irish detective writing, Guilt Rules All confirms that this genre has arrived. The essays collected here connect their immediate subjects—contemporary Irish crime writers—to Irish culture, literature, and history. Anchored in both canonical and emerging themes, this collection draws on established Irish studies discussions while emphasizing what is new and distinct about Irish crime fiction. Guilt Rules All considers best-sellers like Adrian McKinty and Liz Nugent, as well as other significant writers whose work may fall outside of traditional notions of Irish literature or crime fiction. The essays consider a range of themes—among them globalization, women and violence, and the Troubles—across settings and time frames, allowing readers to trace the patterns that play a meaningful role in this developing genre.