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  • Title: The Nameless Dead
  • Author: Brian McGilloway
  • ISBN: 9781447207825
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • You can t investigate the baby, Inspector It s the law Declan Cleary s body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed for informing on a friend over thirty years ago.Now the Commission for Location of Victims Remains is following a tip off that he was buried on the small isle of Island, in the middle of the River Foyle Instead, the dig uncovers a You can t investigate the baby, Inspector It s the law Declan Cleary s body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed for informing on a friend over thirty years ago.Now the Commission for Location of Victims Remains is following a tip off that he was buried on the small isle of Island, in the middle of the River Foyle Instead, the dig uncovers a baby s skeleton, and it doesn t look like death by natural causes But evidence revealed by the Commission s activities cannot lead to prosecution Inspector Devlin is torn He has no desire to resurrect the violent divisions of the recent past Neither can he let a suspected murderer go unpunished Now the secret is out, deaths follow Devlin must trust his conscience even when that puts those closest to him at terrible risk .
    The Nameless Dead You can t investigate the baby Inspector It s the law Declan Cleary s body has never been found but everyone believes he was killed for informing on a friend over thirty years ago Now the Commission

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    1. Declan Cleary disappeared 30 years ago and everyone assumed that he was killed because he informed on a friend Then Commission for Location of Victims Remains gets a tip that Declan Cleary s body is buried on the small isle of Island in the river Foyle But instead they find the body of baby and it seems that the baby didn t die of natural causes, but any evidence that is revealed by the Then Commission for Location of Victims Remains cannot lead to prosecution and Inspector Ben Devlin is told th [...]

    2. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This is the second Inspector Devlin book I have read and I think I liked it than the first one Mr McGilloway is extremely talented in the art of writing a thriller with endings that aren t easily figured out He throws in so many extra things that it s hard to follow the trail of the killer s You think you know what is going to happen or who did what, but it turns out you are completely wrong His stories make me t [...]

    3. The fifth book in the Inspector Devlin the reader is familiar with the main characters and the writer is relaxed with his creation.Brian McGilloway s writing is economic Punchy descriptions and dialogue.This is a terrific plot that does justice to the cross boarder conflicts and life after the troubles but is routed in events of the past BM very skillfully keeps it contemporary many would draw on a the writer s go to the slowly revealed past as a separate story unfolding with the main narrative [...]

    4. The Nameless Dead is the fifth instalment of McGilloway s Ben Devlin series McGilloway has the full measure of Devlin s world his family, police politics and rivalries, his embedding in the social and criminal landscape of the border The writing is very assured, with a lovely cadence and pace, and nicely balances plot, characterization, sense of place and contextualisation With respect to the latter two, The Nameless Dead skilfully weaves together the troubles and sexual politics of the 1970s wi [...]

    5. This is a 4 and a half star book The story is set on an island, Island, in the middle of the Foyle River between Donegal and Derry Workers are excavating an area seeking a victim of disappearances during the Troubles, and discover the skeleton of a baby Inspector Devlin, who works in Donegal, is like a dog with a bone The Commission for Location of Victims Remains related to people who disappeared during the Troubles does not permit any evidence from excavations to be turned over to authorities [...]

    6. First read 19 25 December 2012Second read 15 October 2013Brian McGilloway s books are always entertaining, but importantly for me, they give the reader so much to think about He weaves his research effortlessly into the narrative I particularly loved the way he considered the legal implications of the promise of confidentiality in the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains if a crime clearly not related to the Disappeared is uncovered during the commission s investigation, c [...]

    7. That main focus of this story centres around a small island in the middle of the River Foyle in the north of Ireland The Foyle forms part of the boundary between the counties of Derry and Donegal thus part of the boundary between Northern Ireland and the Republic Although almost twenty years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, the dark shadows of the Troubles loom heavily over both the region and this novel.Whilst searching for the remains of a man believed to be murdered by the IRA [...]

    8. I enjoyed this book I started reading and didn t want to put it down until it was finished I like Benedict Devlin he is a goodie without being sanctimonious, just a good man with a strong moral compass whom we can all relate to The plot is, I think, all too plausible but I was left a bit dissatisfied at the end as all the baddies did not get their comeuppance I know this is a ridiculous statement to make after saying the plot was plausible how often do people get away with crime in real life but [...]

    9. 3.5 starsBook 5 in the Ben Devlin series continues the author s theme of combining present day police investigations in the Republic of Ireland with past events tied to The Troubles They are called the Disappeared , men who went missing during Ireland s bloody sectarian war were never found A commission was set up asking for anonymous tips as to the location of their graves so they might be recovered provide closure for loved ones To encourage people to come forward, there is a guarantee of no i [...]

    10. The crime fiction authors of Ireland both the Republic and the six counties in the UK and Scandinavia both seem to specialize in dark, nihilistic fiction with emotionally wounded protagonists trying to enforce the law in morally adrift societies Many of the books, including The Nameless Dead are formally police procedurals featuring forensics, witness statements, crime scenes and door to door canvassing, but at the their core they reflect the collapse of traditional social, political, moral, and [...]

    11. I liked the mystery and I ve always liked Benedict Devlin What annoys me increasingly in each book is the Inspector s wife At first she was mostly supportive and understanding She gets harpy like in each book This isn t just in McGilloway s books, many books featuring a male detective sleuth have the dubious subplot of trouble at home aka you missed dinner again and aren t spending time with the kids Lady, you married a homicide detective If you thought he d be home for dinner every night and b [...]

    12. Review THE NAMELESS DEAD by Brian McGilloway Inspector Devlin 5 Compelling, enlightening, and heartwrenching, THE NAMELESS DEAD reawakening the ugliness if the centuries old battles between Northern Ireland and the English national government, and between Northern Ireland and the Irish Repblic The Commission for Location of Victims Remains is tasked with finding all remains of The Disappeared, and returning those remains to the loved ones for proper interment Such is the extent of the Commission [...]

    13. I enjoy reading this Benedict Devlin series, but something about it has bothered me the whole time I think it s Devlin s family I don t like his wife and kids for some reason.The wife and kids were the only downside to this book The story is compelling, and the other characters are great Even the Catholicism didn t bother me which is surprising, because it usually does.

    14. BrilliantProfoundly intriguing, truly thrilling, deeply spooky, an entirely entertaining, The Names Dead , is the fifth installment of Brian McGilloway s delightful, Irish to the core, moody, devilish, twisty, and literaturarily essential, Inspector Devlin Series As is often the case with this preternaturally gifted spinner of tales, this is almost TOO rich a tapestry, made up off SO many threads, and nearly too many fascinatingly complex, goodishly bad, badishly good, central and supporting cha [...]

    15. 5 starsAs with all of Brian McGilloway s novels, this one is top notch It is both well written and plotted and reads linearly Sufficient information is given on the main characters to ground them in real life, but not so much that it intrudes on the story The mystery starts out immediately and only increases as the story goes on Declan Cleary is among the disappeared A tip off about his body being buried on Island is received by the police Since the commission on the disappeared is currently inv [...]

    16. Excellent as usual As soon as it was available i put it before my other books that were ready to read Whye I knew Brian would not let me down.

    17. The disappeared Individuals who, during the early days of the Troubles in the North, had been targeted because of some slight, imagined or actual, against the local IRA commanders This book is the fifth title in a series in which I haven t read any of the previous stories Although I didn t feel that affected the way I experienced this book it is of course possible that my review would have been slightly different if I had read the book after the previous four This book has a lot going on between [...]

    18. The Nameless Dead opens with the continuing search for The Disappeared the undiscovered bodies of those informers etc who have died during The Troubles on a small island midway between the North and South and formerly associated with cross border smuggling Whilst the search revolves around uncovering the body of a certain Declan Cleary, a number of corpses are found linked to a former mother and baby home on the mainland, all displaying signs of physical deformities and having appeared to have d [...]

    19. A strong, very readable quick read entry into this uneven series The pace is very fast, and a lot happens over just a few days I get the feeling that the next book will focus on Devlin s family again, as there are some issues presented there that seem on the verge of boiling over The actual mystery part there are a few crimes here was interesting to be because of the laws governing the Disappeared, and I liked the way he dealt with the nameless dead on several levels, with fairness and dignity. [...]

    20. Compared to the majority of police procedurals that I read, what struck me most about this story was the action packed, fast paced style Despite the tip off that Inspector Devlin is following being about a murder conducted over thirty years previously, the story feels immediate and pacy right from the start As the plot unfolds, and Devlin starts to uncover the many activities both within and outside of the law that Declan Cleary was connected to, he realises that this was not the straight forwar [...]

    21. This is a fairly seamless and straight forward police procedural It deals with The Disappeared , informers or touts who have been executed and their remains never disclosed from the time of Irish Troubles It is during the search for the remains of informer Declan Cleary, who is one of the Disappeared that the remains of seven babies are found Due to government red tape, it is very doubtful if the perpetrators will ever be bought to justice.The main character Ben Devlin is torn between what is mo [...]

    22. The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains is a group looking for the bodies of men known as the Disappeared These men were targeted by the IRA during the Troubles and never seen again.Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is with the commission search team looking for the body of Declan Cleary Finding Cleary will allow his family to finally lay him to rest in consecrated ground Instead they find a graveyard of unbaptized babies Some of the babies appear to have been murdered The i [...]

    23. Declan Cleary s body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed for informing on a friend over thirty years ago The Commission For Location Of Victims Remains is digging on a deserted island after receiving a tip that he is buried there While looking for his remains they also unearth the remains of a baby DI Ben Devlin is present when this happens but according to law no one can be prosecuted for any crimes committed against any victims unearthed by the Commission.Nonetheless, Dev [...]

    24. Kindle Copy for ReviewIn book five in the series, we find Inspector Devlin spending time with his family as Penny recovers from her accident Realizing the importance of family after almost losing his daughter, he tries to be there for family dinners.When a tip about a missing person thirty years ago, uncovers the body and that of a baby girl that suffered from being hit in the head are also found Things are not as simple as to its connection A baby girl with no name forces him and his wife to r [...]

    25. Devlin 5 has a bit teeth than previous cases Here, McGilloway makes use of the complicated matter of the disappeared, people presumed killed by paramilitary groups during the Troubles, but whose bodies have never been found He handily weaves that issue with the one of unbaptized babies, whose bodies were refused burial in consecrated ground In The Nameless Dead, the title refers to both the disappeared and the unbaptized because the secluded burial ground for the babies seems to be have been us [...]

    26. The eagerly awaited latest instalment of the Inspector Devlin series sees the dogged detective embroiled once again in conspiracy digging for a body on an island once used for burying babies who died before they had been sanctified for the victim of a cold case, Devlin uncovers bodies than he had counted for, a number of which all seem to have suffered the same genetic disorder He becomes caught up in a tangled web of child trafficking, the results of a long closed expectant mothers home and ve [...]

    27. This latest book in the Ben Devlin series reveals excellent, up to the minute research on the part of the author into the latest forensic techniques This underpins a strong, credible story line, which ties in the ongoing search for The Disappeared on both sides of the Irish border with other local, historic events in the Derry Donegal border area The narrative also throws light on Ben Devlin s family life, with current family dilemmas in bringing up children against a backgound where the potenti [...]

    28. I liked this book The bits about jurisdictional constraints that limit how cops can handle investigations along the Ireland Northern Ireland border were interesting, and how the excavations to find the Missing, as part of a reconciliation effort, cannot be used in any way to prosecute anyone for any crime, even for recent murders I did wish the story had dealt with the crime of testing potentially harmful drugs on institutionalized pregnant women, as this was the central crime that remained to [...]

    29. This is my first introduction to Brian s work read as part of my prep for moderating a panel with him at CrimeFest 2012 The character of Irish Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is well drawn and engaging, and the plot, revolving around the search for The Disappeared from the Troubles, is original After a slightly slow first chapter I got completely sucked in and by the end I was struggling to put the book down Another author I ll be reading of Recommended.

    30. I was a little dubious about reading this book because of the subject matter Northern Ireland s disappeared I was pleasantly surprised by the author s unique and refreshing twist to this grim period in history He keeps the reader guessing and leads one down a number of paths before the final reveal.

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