Ed Loy

Created by Declan Hughes "I said a prayer, or something like a prayer, offering it up to theclear, starry sky, then slipped and nearly fell on an early frost outside McGoldrick's pub." -- from The Price of Blood Award-winning Irish playwright, and the co-founder of Dublin's Rough Magic Theatre Company, Declan Hughes' The Wrong Kind … Continue reading Ed Loy

Irish Eyes, Smiling or Otherwise

P.I.'s of the Emerald Isle "There are no private eyes in Ireland. The Irish wouldn't wear it. The concept brushes perilously close to the hated 'informer.' You can get get away weith almost anything except 'telling.'" -- Jack Taylor on the paucity of P.I.s in Ireland, in The Guards (2001) by Ken Bruen John Blaine … Continue reading Irish Eyes, Smiling or Otherwise

John Blaine

Created by Vincent Banville Pseudnyms include Vincent Lawrence (1940--) JOHN BLAINE is a private investigator from Dublin, Ireland who has appeared in a series of short, fast-paced mysteries that have him dealing with Romanian gangs, missing sons, wandering daughters, Irish heatwaves and the like. In his debut, Death by Design (1993), Blaine is hired to … Continue reading John Blaine

Paul Mulchrone

Created by Caimh McDonnell Post-Celtic Tiger, the economy has gone to shit, and Dublin is bellying up to the bar for a round of ┬áthe usual misery, woe and griping. ┬áNot a good time for private eye PAUL MULCHRONE and his struggling new detective agency, which seems to be hanging on by a thread. The … Continue reading Paul Mulchrone