Friday, November 29, 2013

Shamrock Shamuses

SENT TO HIS ACCOUNT.
By Eilís Dillon.
Faber/Walker.
1954/1969.
This author produced more than four dozen books, only six percent of which were detective novels:
Dillon was an extremely prolific author, but she only wrote three mysteries - which, based on the three that we do have seems to be a pity. There is a great deal of charm in the book, written with a great deal of warmth and humor by someone whose love of Ireland and the Irish people was quite evident in everything she wrote. — Les Blatt, CLASSIC MYSTERIES (March 8, 2010)
The Rue Morgue Press has a lengthy article about Dillon.
Other Dillon reviews:

DEATH AT CRANE'S COURT (1953):
Murder at posh Irish hostelry catering largely to elderly well-heeled gives nice local guards (cops to you) chance to do their stuff. Pleasantly exciting, with nice comic touches. — Sergeant Cuff, THE SATURDAY REVIEW (October 26, 1963)
DEATH IN THE QUADRANGLE (1956):
When anonymous murder threats jolt president of Dublin university, he calls in retired Professor Daly, amateur peeper; Inspector Kenny also helpful. Pleasant academic razzle-dazzle. — Sergeant Cuff, THE SATURDAY REVIEW (June 30, 1962)

Category: Detective fiction

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