Cliched Irish crime debut builds to an exciting climax

{ "b" : "The Wrong Kind Of Blood," , "cite" : "by Declan Hughes, John Murray, €14.99."}

15th April, 2006

{ "b" : "The Wrong Kind Of Blood," , "cite" : "by Declan Hughes, John Murray, €14.99."}

Crime novels, like all popular literary genres, have become victims of their own success. Although there are still numerous well-written, cleverly-plotted works emerging from the field, there is a rising number of books hamstrung by their rigid adherence to the genre’s cliches.

Unfortunately, The Wrong Kind of Blood, the first offering by Dublin playwright Declan Hughes, belongs to the latter...

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