The Color of Blood (Ed Loy Novels)

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A reputable dentist from a venerable medical family, Shane Howard wants Loy to find his lost daughter after receiving a set of photographs featuring nineteen-year-old Emily in provocative poses. But a simple missing persons case rapidly devolves into something even more sordid and grisly when two of the players are savagely slain. And it's only the beginning.

The Howard family is not what it seems. Beneath a veneer of wealth and respectability is a dark history of corruption and rot and secrets best left unearthed. By entering the Howards' vicious circle, Loy may find himself stained with the most corrosive and lethal type of blood—the kind that even death cannot eradicate.

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An award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Declan Hughes is cofounder and former artistic director of Rough Magic Theatre Company. He was Writer-in-Association with the Abbey Theatre and lives in Dublin with his wife and two daughters.

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*Starred Review* Irish playwright-turned-novelist Hughes, who burst onto the Irish noir scene with The Wrong Kind of Blood (2006), returns with another seedy thriller. Private eye Ed Loy, lately returned to Dublin after 20 years in Los Angeles, is hired by a rather obnoxious dentist to find out what happened to his teenage daughter (pornographic pictures of whom were recently sent to the father). Ed has little trouble locating the missing girl, but matters are complicated when the girl's ex-boyfriend--and porn filmmaker--turns up dead. The list of suspects is lengthy, from the girl's parents (although neither of them seems to care too much what happens to her now), to her new friends, to people with whom the murdered man had unsavory business dealings. As with his debut novel, Hughes makes the mean streets of Dublin come alive, making us smell the fetid air and walk the trouble-laden sidewalks. The author has corrected the one flaw with the first novel--an excessively complicated story--and as a result, this one positively steamrolls through from beginning to end. Pair Hughes with other new faces on the hard-boiled Dublin beat, including Gene Kerrigan (The Midnight Choir, 2007) and Ingrid Black (The Dead, 2004). David Pitt
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