Every autumn, Ireland’s most important festival—Samhain, a kind of Halloween—is celebrated on the Aran Islands. It’s a wild night in which all the islanders dress up to avoid being recognised by the spirits that abound—but one celebrant, a mysterious guest in Pattie Burke’s B&B on Inis Meaín, will not live to see the dawn. He is murdered by the Green Man, a stranger disguised as a tree, providing Grace O’Malley, head of the Galway murder squad, with her third case. And it’s no walk in the park—not only does she have to deal with all sorts of traditions and phenomena unique to Ireland (such as the Society for the Right to Cut Peat), but she also discovers how painful the concept of homeland can be.
· The third volume of the popular and successful crime series featuring investigator Grace O’Malley from Galway. Full of atmosphere and local colour, likeable characters, unusual cases and entertaining, humorous insights into the people and culture of the Emerald Isle.