As chairman of a group of British peers and Irish movers and shakers interested in Northern Ireland, Baroness Troutbeck decides to hold a conference at a castle in the West of Ireland to sort out the Irish Question once and for all. But then a delegate plummets off the battlements.
Foolishly, the British and Irish governments have chosen the tactless and impatient Baroness Troutbeck to chair a conference on Anglo-Irish cultural sensitivities. She instantly press-gangs Robert Amiss, her young friend and reluctant accomplice, into becoming conference organizer. Not only are a truculent Orangeman, intransigent republicans, imitative loyalists, appeasing English and hypocritical Irish among the nightmarish participants whose arrival Amiss views with dread, but driving rain and security problems make things even worse. It is a conference to remember in more ways than one, for when a delegate plummets off the battlements, no one, not even the authorities, can decide whether it was by accident or design, and the warring factions accuse each other of murder.
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About Ruth Dudley Edwards
Ruth Dudley Edwards was born and brought up in Dublin. Since she graduated she has lived in England, where she has been a teacher, a Cambridge postgraduate student, a marketing executive, a civil servant and finally, a freelance writer, journalist and broadcaster. A prize-winning historian and biographer, her most recent non-fiction includes the authorized history of The Economist, a portrait of the British Foreign Office, written with its co-operation and The Faithful Tribe: an intimate portrait of the Loyal Institutions. The Anglo-Irish Murders is her ninth satirical crime novel: three have been short-listed for awards from the Crime Writers' Association.
The Anglo-Irish Murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Ruth Dudley Edwards
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