A shocking assassination / Cora Harrison.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Ireland 1923. Reverend Mother Aquinas is buying buttered eggs in the Cork city market at the very moment when the city engineer, James Doyle, is assassinated. Although no one saw the actual killing, a young reporter named Sam O'Mahony is found standing close to the body, a pistol in his hand, and is arrested and charged. Following a desperate appeal from Sam's mother, convinced of her son's innocence, the Reverend Mother investigates -- and, in this turbulent, war-torn city, uncovers several other key suspects. Could there be a Republican connection? Was James Doyle's death linked to his corrupt practices in the rebuilding of the city, burned down more than a year ago by the Black and Tans? Cork is a city divided by wealth and by politics: this murder seems to have links to both."
    • Notes:
      "A Reverend Mother mystery"--Cover.
    • ISBN:
      0727885960
      9780727885968
      9781847517272
      1847517277
    • Accession Number:
      ocn936411952
      936411952
    • Accession Number:
      fay.516108
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARRISON, C. A shocking assassination. First world edition. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2016. ISBN 0727885960. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.516108. Acesso em: 25 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Harrison C. A Shocking Assassination. First world edition. Severn House; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.516108. Accessed May 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Harrison, C. (2016). A shocking assassination (First world edition.). Severn House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Harrison, Cora. 2016. A Shocking Assassination. First world edition. Reverend Mother Mystery. Severn House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.516108.
    • Harvard:
      Harrison, C. (2016) A shocking assassination. First world edition. Severn House (Reverend Mother mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.516108 (Accessed: 25 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Harrison, C 2016, A shocking assassination, First world edition., Reverend Mother mystery, Severn House, viewed 25 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Harrison, Cora. A Shocking Assassination. First world edition., Severn House, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.516108.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Harrison, Cora. A Shocking Assassination. First world edition. Reverend Mother Mystery. Severn House, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.516108.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Harrison C. A shocking assassination [Internet]. First world edition. Severn House; 2016 [cited 2020 May 25]. (Reverend Mother mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.516108

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1

In 1923, the Irish War of Independence has ended, but tensions are still high between the IRA and the ruling government. Vast areas of Cork have been burned by the British auxiliaries, targeting anyone suspected of Republican sympathies. But it's the poor who have suffered most. So when city planner James Doyle is assassinated in the city market, the only shocking thing is that young reporter Sam O'Mahoney is accused of the crime. No one saw Sam kill Doyle, but when the shooting ended, Sam held a gun in his hand. With such damning evidence, it's clear Sam will hang for the deed. His mother pleads with Reverend Mother Aquinas, who was in the market when the shooting took place, to find the real killer. Of course, the Reverend Mother wants to help, but in a city torn by hatred and fear, can she uncover the truth? Period ambience, an intriguing look at a desperate time in Irish history, an absorbing plot, and a wise and intrepid amateur sleuth in the form of the Reverend Mother make this an engaging historical mystery. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2016 August #1

Harrison does an even better job of integrating a fair-play mystery with the tensions of early 1920s Ireland in her second whodunit featuring the Reverend Mother Aquinas than she did in its predecessor, 2015's A Shameful Murder. Mother Aquinas is shopping in a Cork market when a shot rings out and city engineer James Doyle drops dead. She spots journalist Sam O'Mahoney standing near Doyle's corpse, holding a pistol. No one takes seriously the reporter's claim that he just picked up the weapon after someone dropped it on his foot. And Sam had a strong motive for the killing: he was fired from his job after he wrote an article exposing waste and corruption in the city's government that included allegations of wrongdoing on Doyle's part. Sam's distraught mother begs Mother Aquinas to exonerate him, and while the Cork convent head refuses to perjure herself, she vigorously pursues other suspects. Well-drawn characters, including a lead capable of sustaining a long series, complement the clever plot. Agent: Peter Buckman, Ampersand Agency (U.K.). (Sept.)

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