Second post of the day is Ellen’s review for Last Orders by Caimh McDonnell. These books sound fab so I will definitely be adding them to my TBR!
About the author:
Caimh McDonnell is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and writer of televisual treats. Born in Limerick and raised in Dublin, he has taken the hop across the water and now calls Manchester his home.
He is a man who wears many hats. As well as being an author, he is an award-winning writer for TV, a stand-up comedian and ‘the voice’ of London Irish rugby club. His debut novel, A Man with One of Those Faces, which was nominated for a CAP Award in 2017, is the first book of the Dublin Trilogy series. The sequel and prequel, The Day That Never Come and Angels in the Moonlight, were published in 2017. The books are fast-paced crime thrillers set in Caimh’s hometown of Dublin and they are laced with distinctly Irish acerbic wit.
Caimh’s TV 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.
During his time on the British stand-up circuit, Caimh has firmly established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can pronounce. He has brought the funny worldwide, doing stand-up tours of the Far East, the Middle East and Near East (Norwich).
Follow Caimh’s witterings on @Caimh
Ellen has read and reviewed the first three books, and you can check out her reviews by clicking the links below:
The last book in this series is Last Orders, and it is out now, published by McFori Ink. Here’s what you need to know about that one:
As a wise man once said, just because you’re done with the past, doesn’t mean the past is done with you.
Paul can’t let an incident from his past go. When he finds out a rival detective agency played a key role in it, he drags MCM Investigations into a blood feud that they can’t hope to win. Soon they’re faced with the prospect of the company going out of business and Brigit going out of her damn mind.
When long-buried bodies are discovered in the Wicklow Mountains, Bunny’s past starts closing in on him too. Who can he trust when he can’t even trust himself? When he finds himself with nowhere left to run and nobody he can turn to, will the big fella make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the ones he loves?
When all that’s left is the fall, the fall is everything.
And even the mighty fall.
Last Orders is the thrilling conclusion of the critically acclaimed Dublin Trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit. It’s best enjoyed having read the other books in the series, particularly the prequel Angels in the Moonlight.
Click the links below to order your copy now:
Ellen’s Review for Last Orders:
A certain part of me doesn’t want to write this review, not because I didn’t love every word of it but because this it for the Dublin Trilogy. Finito. The finale. An Deireadh!* I’m a member of the Bunny McGarry fan club (sssh it’s not just me!)and have been throwing the hashtags #TeamBunny and #BunnysGirls around like confetti since the first book (A Man With One of Those Faces). To see Bunny’s headstone on the cover and for the opening to be Bunny’s funeral broke me before I’d even got started. That I felt this way about a fictional character is testament to Caimh’s skills as a writer, Bunny is the perfect anti-hero and I probably shouldn’t love the sociopath as much as I do!
To fully enjoy this book I highly recommend that you read the three previous novels A Man With One of Those Faces, The Day That Never Comes and the prequel Angels in The Moonlight. We have watched Bunny, Paul, Phil and Brigit conquer a variety of problems in their roles in MCM Investigations and there is no respite in Last Orders as they are in a tit for tat feud with a rival private investigations company which ends up threatening their futures in the business. Add to that two bodies found in the Wicklow Mountains that appear to have a historic link to Bunny…the past well and truly starts to catch up with him and he seems to be descending into madness.
Along with the tugging at your heart strings are the usual laughs and high jinks; Maggie the flatulent dog, Phil’s failure to grasp life’s simplest lessons along with Paul and Brigit’s bumpy road to reconcile. I’ve loved being on this journey with the gang and am truly sad that it has come to an end…..or has it!? Bravo on this outstanding series Mr McDonnell, I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.
*I am LOVING the fact that Ellen put Irish into her review! 🙂