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A baby boy is found beaten to death, in the sand dunes in Gweedore, in the summer of 1989. The murder weapon is a ball-peen hammer. Sarah Joyce, recently heavily pregnant and with no baby to show, becomes the prime suspect and is arrested. Working in a male-dominated workplace in 1980s Ireland has its problems for Detective Kate Francis a.k.a. Frankie. From the outset, she encounters the hostility of the local sergeant, the curmudgeon Liam Patsy Brannigan. Her boyfriend, fed up with her long working hours, keeps breaking up with her. Her married boss, Anton Moran, hits on her. Frankie – conscious of the ticking clock – longs for a child. Lines of enquiry lead Frankie to Umfin Island, where she encounters the strange rituals of the followers of Brigid, the Goddess of Fertility.

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A baby boy is found beaten to death, in the sand dunes in Gweedore, in the summer of 1989. The murder weapon is a ball-peen hammer. Sarah Joyce, recently heavily pregnant and with no baby to show, becomes the prime suspect and is arrested. Working in a male-dominated workplace in nineteen-eighties Ireland has its problems for Detective Kate Francis a.k.a. Frankie. From the outset, she encounters the hostility of the local sergeant, the curmudgeon Liam Patsy Brannigan. Her boyfriend, fed up with her long working hours, keeps breaking up with her. Her married boss, Anton Moran, hits on her. Frankie – conscious of the ticking clock – longs for a child. Lines of enquiry lead Frankie to Umfin Island, where she encounters the strange rituals of the followers of Brigid, the Goddess of Fertility.

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Weight 0.465 kg
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

450

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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