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The well of ice - Andrea Carter

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Title
The well of ice
Author
Andrea Carter
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Constable
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20171005

December in Glendara, Inishowen, and solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is working flat-out before the holidays; the one bright spot on her horizon is spending her first Christmas with Sergeant Tom Molloy.

But on a trip to Dublin to visit her parents, she bumps into Luke Kirby - the man who killed her sister - freshly released from jail. He apologises to her; remorseful, conciliatory ... but as she walks away, he whispers something that chills her to the bone.

Back in Glendara, there is chaos. The Oak pub has burned down and Carole Kearney, the Oak's barmaid, has gone missing.
And then on Christmas morning, while walking up Sliabh Sneacht, Ben and Molloy make a gruesome discovery: a body lying face-down in the snow ... Soon it becomes clear that these events are part of a plan for revenge that will have devastating consequences for Glendara's residents.

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Andrea Carter grew up in Ballyfin, Co. Laois. She graduated in Law from Trinity College, Dublin, qualified as a solicitor and moved to the Inishowen peninsula where she lived for eleven years. In 2006 she transferred to the Bar. Having practised as a barrister for a number of years, she now writes full time. Her first three books have been optioned for television. She was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2019. She lives in Dublin with her husband.

A beguiling heroine - clever sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt . . . This is Andrea Carter's first book; she'll go far
The Times on Death at Whitewater Church

The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable
Irish Daily Mail on Death at Whitewater Church

Death at Whitewater Church is a charming debut that bodes well for Andrea Carter
Irish Times

I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple
Irish Examiner on Death at Whitewater Church

A promising start
The Sunday Times Crime Club on Death at Whitewater Church

Another thriller full of twists from the solicitor turned author
Irish Country Magazine

There's gripping suspense in contrast to the warm and well drawn Irish country community in solicitor sleuth Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keefe's third case
Evening Telegraph

Carter writes very much in the village mystery tradition, with a likeable amateur detective, an atmospheric and vividly rendered sense of place and engagingly drawn series characters ... The Well of Ice moves towards a spectacular and explosive conclusion
Irish Times

A pure delight, featuring a lively crew of memorable characters, action aplenty and stunning scenery
Irish Independent

A moving - and exciting - well-observed account of crime, innocence, gullibility, and a determination to get things right ... the ideal novel to read curled up in front of a good fire while storms rage outside
Book Oxygen

A proper old-fashioned crime novel in the best sense of the word
Jane Casey, author of the Maeve Kerrigan series

Type
BOOK
Edition
C format original
Keyword Index
Inishowen Peninsula (Ireland) - Fiction.|Detective and mystery stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
329

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