Mature thriller delves into a violent and murky world

Gallows Lane, By Brian McGilloway, Macmillan, €17.75

29th March, 2008

Gallows Lane, By Brian McGilloway, Macmillan, €17.75

Enough good crime novels have been set in Ireland that the novelty value has well and truly worn off and any new thriller set here needs to be particularly compelling in order to be successful. Happily, Brian McGilloway’s Gallows Lane shows just how mature the Irish crime thriller has become.

The sequel to 2007’s Borderlands, Gallows Lane takes up with Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin as he...

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