Wednesday 6 September 2017

#BlogTour Angels in the Moonlight by Caimh McDonnell (@Caimh) @McFori_Ink

Angels in the Moonlight by Caimh McDonnell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For Detective Bunny McGarry, life is complicated, and it is about to get more so.

It’s 1999 and his hard-won reputation amongst Dublin’s criminal fraternity, for being a massive pain in the backside, is unfortunately shared by his bosses. His partner has a career-threatening gambling problem and, oh yeah, Bunny's finally been given a crack at the big time. He is set the task of bringing down the most skilled and ruthless armed robbers in Irish history. So, the last thing he needs in his life is yet another complication.

Her name is Simone. She is smart, funny, talented and, well, complicated. When her shocking past turns up to threaten her and Bunny’s chance at a future, things get very complicated indeed. If the choice is upholding the law or protecting those he loves, which way will the big fella turn?

Angels in the Moonlight is the standalone prequel to Caimh McDonnell’s critically acclaimed Dublin Trilogy, and it is complicated.

Book Review

The Day That Never Comes is one of the funniest books I have ever read! So, when I got the chance to read Caimh McDonnell next book (and prequel to the previous two books) did I do not hesitate for a second. Bunny had not a prominent role in the previous books (although he was important to the story) and I was curious to learn more about him as a younger man. 

Angels in the Moonlight felt less hysterical funny was The Day That Never Comes. Don't take me wrong, I still found this book to be good and there very several really funny scenes, mostly with the nuns. God, I love the nuns in this book. I also liked how this book gave a background to Bunny, his relationship with Simone and friendship with Gringo. The book was definitely much more serious than The Day That Never Comes, and much sadder. Buffy is such a fabulous characters and I loved getting to know him better, and the storylines, both the one with Simone (and what she is hiding) and the robberies are great.

I still haven't read A Man With One of Those Faces, the first book in the series, but I'm thinking of waiting until a day comes when I feel low to read it. Caimh McDonnell is a fabulous writer, the mix of action, humor and heart gets me every time!


About the Author

Caimh McDonnell is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and writer of televisual treats. Born in Limerick and raised in Dublin, he has taken the hop across the water and now calls Manchester his home.

He is a man who wears many hats. As well as being an author, he is an award-winning writer for TV, a stand-up comedian and 'the voice’ of London Irish rugby club. His debut novel, A Man with One of Those Faces was released in 2016 and it is the first book of the Dublin Trilogy series. The follow-up, The Day That Never Come was published in 2017. Both books are fast-paced crime thrillers set in Caimh's home town of Dublin and they are laced with distinctly Irish acerbic wit.

Caimh’s TV writing credits include The Sarah Millican Television Programme, A League of Their Own, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. He also works as a children’s TV writer and was BAFTA nominated for the animated series ‘Pet Squad’ which he created.

During his time on the British stand-up circuit, Caimh has firmly established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can pronounce. He has brought the funny worldwide, doing stand-up tours of the Far East, the Middle East and Near East (Norwich).

Follow Caimh's witterings on @Caimh
Facebook: @CaimhMcD

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