Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

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Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

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Journalist Dan Starkey commences an ill thought out affair with Margaret; a woman he meets on one of his solo binges in the Belfast bars. There's a little piece of trivia in the book that almost passes unnoticed but it is enough to make me not want to find out more about the game of Irish roulette: it involves a petrol bomb and an ability to blow out matches very quickly. I’d heard good things about Colin Bateman, and decided to start with his first, a 1998 thriller set during the troubles in Northern Ireland. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards.

A confirmed philanderer and drunkard, he is caught by his wife in the arms of an attractive young arts student (Fraser). This gallery is dedicated to some of the best fiction and nonfiction portraying one of the greatest cities in the world. A bold attempt at a comedy-thriller set in the near future in Belfast, this first feature from David Caffrey shows plenty of promise and chutzpah, but veers wildly in tone from sweet romantic comedy to bloody thriller and back again.First line: I was upstairs with a girl I shouldn't have been upstairs with when my wife whispered in my ear, "you have 24 hours to move out".

Ich bin eigentlich überhaupt kein Krimileser (und mir mir wären grundsätzlich weniger Tote recht), trotzdem gehört Bateman zu meinen absoluten Lieblingen! Yet it always seems keen to be a comedy over everything else, which means when some pretty bracingly violent scenes happen along, it doesn't really suffer from any issues of tone. Dan Starkey is a journalist 'Jack the Lad' who has an affair with the wrong woman and unwittingly becomes embroiled in a political conspiracy involving the IRA, The Central Office of Information and the upcoming national election. The plot is set around the Northern Irish reporter Dan Starkey who gets entangled into a web of political intrigue and Irish sectarian violence, at the same time as Northern Ireland is set to elect a new Prime Minister.An odd one, definitely, and although I might be tempted to try the next in the series, I don't think I'll be listening to it anytime soon. A začíná se mě zmocňovat pocit, že pokud jsem považoval Kena Bruena za výjimku z detektivního pravidla, za úchyla, který miluje ubližování svým hrdinům a čtenářů… tak se mi začíná zdát, že to je v Irsku spíše norma. The novel was well received by Christina Hardyment of The Independent, who stated that " James Nesbitt's almost edible Irish voice enhances the wit and wizardry of a story that is as much a mystery novel as a romance, and which deservedly won the Betty Trask Award in 1994". Tohle je bráno jako humoristická knížka… a ano, pokud se chlámáte u Schindlerova seznamu, tak se budete řezat smíchy i tady. Jason Isaacs, who, like Thewlis, has recently familiarized himself with American audiences through the Harry Potter movies, in bone-chillingly excellent in the lead villain role.

Over the years, he also tried to get the other members of the cell who knew of his history killed or imprisoned by informing on them. Keegan then threatens to kill Starkey's wife Patricia, who had been kidnapped by him earlier, unless Starkey can give him the tape. When the police suspect Starkey for the murder of Margaret and her mother, as well as the kidnapping of Patricia, Starkey is forced to tell the entire story to Parker. Based on first impressions I believe I will read more of his books, even if this one did not deliver on all fronts. A autor je podobně nelítostný jako IRA, takže jsem fakt občas zíral a říkal si „tohle má být komediální knížka, plná hlášek… tohle přece nemůže udělat?American TV regular Richard Grant is lovely and believable as the visiting reporter from the US who came to cover the upcoming elections but is more interested in learning about the difference between the different types of scotch. I sat and thought of lovely Margaret, of her hair and her eyes and her laugh and the way she kissed me and her skin that smelled of mandarin oranges. Make no mistake, the movie has nothing to say about the Troubles; in fact, it may even offend some with its offhand remarks.

Please keep in mind that because we deal mostly in used books, any extra components, such as CDs or access codes, are usually not included. But when his past catches up to his present, he's forced to take his unsuspecting family on the road trip of a lifetime. The result is that he kicks Margaret's mother, who had come by to visit, down the stairs, killing her. Everything going down while the country prepares to elect a new Prime Minister, a guy Starkey intensely dislikes for his 'hollier than thou' pacifist agenda.

I do like how Bateman integrates the then current political situation and local color into the fictional story and provides good details on the political and socioeconomic situations at the time. After surviving an assault from a squad of hit men, retired CIA black ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team for an all-out war. The main protagonist, Dan Starkey, is a decidedly beta male (or maybe even omega of there is such a thing). The only person who seems to be causing any trouble is Dan Starkey (Thewlis), a drunken hack who, just one hour into the movie, is left with a broken marriage, a dead body, a stripper nun (Griffiths) on his case, an IRA squad on his back, a code ("divorce.

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