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I love a book with good characters and Trocheck has created some fine ones. Who could read about Sister, Baby, Edna, Neva Jane, and Swannelle and not grin as they recognize some person of their own acquaintance in those somewhat eccentric characters? But I am getting ahead of myselfâ€¦
In Irish Eyes, former cop and current owner of a house cleaning service (with a private investigators license), Callahan Garrity, is dragged off to a St. Patrickâ€™s Day party by her former partner, Bucky. When Bucky stops in at a convenience store on the way home, he is shot while Callahan waits in the car. As Bucky lingers in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, Callahan realizes there is something off about this shooting and starts asking some questions. With the help of her employees, friends, and professional contacts, she starts to unravel a mess that is a whole lot bigger â€“ and closer to her â€“ they she could have imagined.
This is a good book, but not light reading. Cozy readers steer clear. But if you like some grit in your mystery, can handle a heavy dose of hard choices, and love good characters, pick up Irish Eyes.
Did I guess it? Yes. Frankly, this book isnâ€™t as well plotted as it could be, but it was still good. I have read several of the books in this series and will go back and read them all.
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