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Bloody Christmas by Caimh McDonnell

Hi guys,

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Caimh McDonnell has released a Bunny McGarry novella in aid of The Peter McVerry Trust and both myself and Ellen are reviewing it.

First things first, here’s what you need to know about Bloody Christmas:

It’s Christmas Eve and DS Bunny McGarry is in the mood to celebrate – he’s back on active duty having successfully proved that throwing a senior officer off a building was an appropriate step to take in the course of an investigation. His festivities are interrupted when someone attempts to assassinate him while he’s trying to take a leak – is nothing sacred?

The thing is, the assassin isn’t all he initially appears, and Bunny soon finds himself in a race against time to trace a kidnapped child before the people who ordered the hit realise that he is considerably less dead than they had hoped. 

He’s making a list but he’s only checking it once because time is of the essence and some people need a refresher in the meaning of Christmas.

Bloody Christmas by Caimh McDonnell

All proceeds from sales of Bloody Christmas will be going to the Peter McVerry Trust, so click the link above to grab your copy now!

And now, the important part:

Peter McVerry Trust is a national housing and homeless charity committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage in Ireland.

The charity provides low-threshold entry services, primarily to younger people and vulnerable adults with complex needs, and offers pathways out of homelessness based on the principles of the Housing First model.

You can find out more about the Peter McVerry Trust by clicking the link below:

Peter McVerry Trust

Ellen’s Review

Wow! What a (Christmas) cracker of a novella from Caimh McDonnell! I absolutely love this series of books and the central character Bunny McGarry has given me so much pleasure over the years. He really does have a special place in my heart.

Bloody Christmas is set just after A Man With One of Those Faces, book one of the Dublin Trilogy series. You don’t need to have read all of the series but why wouldn’t you, go on and treat yourself. This novella is extra special as all proceeds are going to the Peter McVerry Trust, an Irish housing and homeless charity committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage. As I write this review Bloody Christmas has already raised €10,000!!!

As always there are laugh out loud moments and some tender ones too. Expect the unexpected from Bunny; his methods may be extreme but they always get the job done. Five stars from me!

My review:

I have yet to read this series so my review will be short and sweet! 😆

Bloody Christmas is an unrelenting and funny novella. Having not “met” Bunny McGarry yet, I found this was a really witty introduction. I mean, how often are you introduced to a character who has an assassination attempt happen to him at the pub urinals?!

What follows is a great little read, packed with some interesting characters and plenty of details to make me want to go and read the whole series.

My first foray into the world of Bunny McGarry, but definitely not my last.

Recommended for sure, and for a most worthy cause too!