A Man With One Of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell

Hi everyone,

I’ve got a fab review from Ellen for you all today for A Man With One Of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell. Here’s all the bookish info 🙂

About the book:

The First time somebody tried to kill him was an accident.
The second time was deliberate.
Now Paul Muchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant for violence. Together they must solve one of the most notorious crimes in Irish history…
…or else they’ll be history.



About the author:

Caimh McDonnell is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and writer of televisual treats.
His writing credits include The Sarah Millican Television Programme, A League of Their Own, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. He also works as a children’s TV writer and was BAFTA nominated for the animated series ‘Pet Squad’ which he created. He was a winner in the BBC’s Northern Laffs sitcom writing competition.

During his time on the British stand-up circuit, he has firmly established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can pronounce. He regularly supports Sarah Millican and Gary Delaney on tour and has also brought the funny worldwide, doing stand-up tours of the Far East, the Middle East and Near East (Norwich).


Ellen’s review:

I’ll be honest and admit to not doing any research apart from reading the blurb; I went in clueless and was pleasantly surprised. I certainly never expected to laugh as much as I did at a crime novel!  The characters work well together and the mix of buttock clenching gangster violence and light relief of the one liners/observational comedy was fantastic.


Paul Muchrone is a clueless, accidental man on the run with the crime loving nurse Brigit in tow. Helping them (or is he?) is Bunny McGarry and his hurley stick called Mabel. It’s difficult to pick a favourite character from the colourful cast but I couldn’t leave out Dorothy. Paul’s “adopted” granny who is beyond bonkers but has a heart of gold. Her habit of replacing the first letter of a swear word with an M to appear ladylike was particularly hilarious, in fact mucking hilarious!


A fast paced read that kept me guessing until the very end and I was please to read that there is going to be another book featuring Paul, Brigid and Bunny. There really should be a film…Colin Farrell is rumoured to be interested…

A 5 star read! 🙂

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