Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a mild at the darkish streets of Dublin. Dublin Noir beneficial properties an awe-inspiring solid of writers who among them have gained all significant secret and crime-fiction awards. This assortment introduces mystery corners of a desirable urban and shock attacks at the "Celtic Tiger" of contemporary Irish prosperity.
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