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The Convictions of John Delahunt by [Andrew Hughes]

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The Convictions of John Delahunt Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

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Length: 352 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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A quite exceptional novel . . . The world he creates has echoes of Kafka and Orwell . . . totally convincing. It draws you in like a trap. ― C. J. SANSOM, author of Dissolution and Winter in Madrid

Unputdownable . . . chillingly portrayed . . . a highly sophisticated first novel. ― CHARLES PALLISER, author of The Quincunx

Compelling and eerily authentic . . . Read it and be grateful to be alive in our day and age. ― ROBERT GODDARD

A dark, original story wrapped in a wonderful gothic gloom . . . it's a tough act to pull off, but Andrew Hughes manages it with brio. I heard echoes of James Hogg and Robert Louis Stevenson. ― ANDREW TAYLOR, author of The American Boy and The Scent of Death

Reminiscent of John Banville's The Book of Evidence . . . a bracing, lurid tale that is as engrossing as it is chilling. -- Declan Burke ― IRISH INDEPENDENT

A vivid piece of writing . . . brings to mind Andrew Miller’s Costa-winning novel, Pure. ― IRISH TIMES

Extraordinarily detailed world, impeccably researched . . . so superbly written that it soars as a masterly work of fiction . . . utterly compelling. -- Dermot Bolger ― IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY

An intriguing debut (that) sets out Hughes as one to watch. ― SUNDAY TIMES IRELAND

A skilfully planned, elegantly written debut . . . a riveting read. ― SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

Stupendous: a brilliant achievement for a first novel, completely compelling and with a perfectly damaged central character. ― MANDA SCOTT --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Set in Dublin in the 1840s and based on the true story of the murder of a child, this dazzling literary debut - at once a historical novel and crime thriller - will appeal to fans of Andrew Taylor, Andrew Miller and Peter Ackroyd. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Publisher : Transworld Digital (12 September 2013)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 3053 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 352 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 49 ratings
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Reviewed in Australia on 10 April 2014

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Clemens A. Schoonderwoert
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and Stunning Debut!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 June 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, am very impressed!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 June 2014
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Norman Housley
4.0 out of 5 stars Admirably dense, atmospheric book, shame about the narrator
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 December 2015
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bleak, brutal and depressing tale.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 December 2019
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3.0 out of 5 stars The tale of a tell-tale
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 January 2015
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