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A Famished Heart: The Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick

Nicola White

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Serpent Books
01 March 2020
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery
Her head was bowed, and the hands braced on the chair arms were not like hands at all, but the dry dark claws of a bird...

The Macnamara sisters hadn't been seen for months before anyone noticed. It was Father Timoney who finally broke down the door. One woman was sitting in her armchair, surrounded by religious tracts, the other was crouched under her own bed. Both had starved themselves to death.

Francesca Macnamara returns to Dublin after decades in the US, to find her family in ruins. Meanwhile, Detectives Vincent Swan and Gina Considine are convinced that there is more to the deaths than suicide. Because what little evidence there is, shows that someone was watching the sisters die...
By:   Nicola White
Imprint:   Serpent Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   258g
ISBN:   9781788164085
ISBN 10:   1788164083
Series:   An Inspector Vincent Swan Mystery
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nicola White won the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award in 2008 and in 2012 was Leverhulme Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University. Her novel The Rosary Garden won the Dundee International Book Prize, was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize, and selected as one of the four best debuts by Val McDermid at Harrogate. She grew up in Dublin and New York, and now lives in the Scottish Highlands.

Reviews for A Famished Heart: The Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick

Fabulous Dublin-based crime. Dark, atmospheric, well-written. Very much in the vein of Tana French. -- Jo Spain, bestselling author of The Confession An intriguing, compelling and highly entertaining story. Formidably impressive writing! -- Liz Nugent, award-winning author of Unravelling Oliver A fabulous closed room mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. This is a gorgeously poetic deep-dive into the pieties and myth-making of Dublin in the early eighties. -- Denise Mina, acclaimed author of Conviction A mesmerising tale of secrets and lies rising from the past to strangle the present. -- Val McDermid on The Rosary Garden


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