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In the freezing winter of 2010 with the Irish recession in full flow property tycoon Dermot Brennan is found dead at his Dublin home Leading the murder investigation is fifty six year old Detective Inspector Leo Woods an embittered former UN peacekeeper with a drug habit a penchant for collecting masks and a face disfigured by Bell's Palsy DI Woods meets his match in Detective Sergeant Helen Troy a bright and. Crocodile Tears is a very nicely written police procedural that has a strong blend of unpicking the mystery surrounding the death of Dermot Brennan capturing the aftermath of the property crash in Ireland and charting the interactions and tension between the cops and with the suspects O Sullivan creates vivid characterisation particularly with respect to the guards and rather than concentrating on a single cop traces a handful from junior to senior rank each well penned with a decent back story The dialogue and interactions are first rate In particular I thought the first interrogation with Sean Doran a resident on one of Brennan s ghost estates was excellent all lies threats feints and violence waiting to explode For the most part the plot worked well though I felt it became a little derailed towards the end as it veered towards a fanciful ending Overall a very promising start to what I assume and hope is going to be a series and highly recommended

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Rdener Together Woods and Troy weave their way through this tangled web to get to the shocking truthMark O'Sullivan is an exciting new voice in literary crime fiction Already an acclaimed children's fiction writer he has produced in Crocodile Tears an excellent murder mystery which has the depth of character of Kate Atkinson combined with the plotting and ambiguous moral codes of Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse. This was a book that I happened to choose by its cover I rarely do that but I really uncovered a gem this time I struggled to put it down to work sleep or eatMr O Sullivan spins a great police procedural novel set in Ireland This novel has many twists and turns that kept me guessing The author did tie things together in believable but creative ways I appreciated that his characters were flawed but not in the usual callous drinking over workedunpaid or sexually preoccupied police procedural novelists often depend on DI Leo Woods is still coming to terms with his face disfigurement from a bout of Bell s palsy DS Helen Troy has just been promoted and is the young girl in charge after she transferred into a new dept DI Ben Murphy is raising a very sick daughter Their boss is struggling to earn brownie points and move up the chain but is dealing with poorly fitting new dentures age and staff smarter at solving mysteries but often in ways that do not strictly follow policy And then there are the richly developed supporting cast who could be suspects victims or a combination thereof Great read Doctor y campeón is an exciting new voice La corruptrice in literary crime fiction Already an acclaimed children's fiction writer he has produced Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves in Crocodile Tears an excellent murder mystery which has the depth of character of Kate Atkinson combined with the plotting and ambiguous moral codes of Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse. This was a book that I happened to choose by The Purpose-Guided Universe its cover I rarely do that but I really uncovered a gem this time I struggled to put The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion it down to work sleep or eatMr O Sullivan spins a great police procedural novel set The Academy in Ireland This novel has many twists and turns that kept me guessing The author did tie things together Full Dark, No Stars in believable but creative ways I appreciated that his characters were flawed but not If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, in the usual callous drinking over workedunpaid or sexually preoccupied police procedural novelists often depend on DI Leo Woods 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida is still coming to terms with his face disfigurement from a bout of Bell s palsy DS Helen Troy has just been promoted and La ética de la crueldad is the young girl 3052 in charge after she transferred Mercator is raising a very sick daughter Their boss Pasos perdidos en Granada is struggling to earn brownie points and move up the chain but Suffering and no suffering is dealing with poorly fitting new dentures age and staff smarter at solving mysteries but often Can We Live 150 Years? in ways that do not strictly follow policy And then there are the richly developed supporting cast who could be suspects victims or a combination thereof Great read

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Ambitious but impetuous young policewoman with a troubled familyA host of suspects uickly emerge Brennan's estranged son; two of the dead man's former business associates with grudges against him; a young man whose life was ruined after his house built by Brennan was flooded; an arrogant sculptor who may or may not have been having an affair with Anna Brennan and with their neighbour; and an ex pat American ga. An excellent character driven mystery set in comtempory Dublin The fallout from the recession is the backdrop for this well executed novelWhen property developer Dermot Brennan is found brutally murdered in his affluent home many suspects rise to the fore It is initially felt that the murder is the result of some shady property dealings that Dermot was involved inLeading the investigation is Detective Leo Woods an older detective who suffers from Bell s Palsy He is a dour and morose man whose face is disfigured He is aided in his investigation by Detective Sergeant Helen Troy new to the team who has her own set of troubles and historyThe further into the investigation they work the longer the list of suspects grow Their investigation leads them down many paths until the why is revealedLeo Woods is an interesting character he is 56 years old experienced embittered lonely and has to deal with the effects of Bell s Palsy He is interested in and collects masks looking to hide his disfigurement from the world A face that is considered ugly a face that is droppy on one side and eyes that continuously waterCrocodile Tears many take him at face value and he does tend to have an effect on suspects who are waiting uestioning and have something to hideIf it wasn t for the wonderful characterisation of Leo Woods this would have just been another well plotted Irish mysteryBut it was Leo living with the effects of a disability that rated the 5 stars He wasn t the average urbane handsome detective that is so often read aboutThe story was well presented mystery wise any number of characters could have been responsible for Dermot s murder the ending wasn t readily apparent There were some flashes of humour to alleviate this often grim and sad story There were no winners here I enjoyed it


10 thoughts on “Crocodile Tears

  1. says:

    This is a superb literary crime novel set in a troubled Ireland after the economic crash It has a gothic feel and is very dark Mark O’Sullivan has created an inimitable cop DI Leo Woods who has a disfigured face and suffers from Bell’s Palsy Needless to say many recoil in horror at his face Leo has an interesting hobby

  2. says:

    Crocodile Tears is a very nicely w

  3. says:

    Finished 05082019Genre CFRating A#TBR list 2019ConclusionI could NOT put this book downDid not have a clue who killed Dermot Brennanand finally after 97% of the bookthe readergaspsExcellent 'Who dunnit?'

  4. says:

    I was incredibly impressed with this inaugural crime offering from Mark O’ Sullivan perhaps better known as a children’s fiction writer and author of Enright a fiction novel and aside from a couple of breaks for coffee this was pretty much one of those read in one sitting books Veering towards literary crime fiction O’Sullivan’s creat

  5. says:

    Crocodile Tears is a crime novel set in Dublin It shares some characteristics with the work of another Dublin writer Declan Hughes in its portrayal of the decline and ruin of a privileged Irish family complete with great house and

  6. says:

    An excellent character driven mystery set in comtempory Dublin The fallout from the recession is the backdrop for this well executed novelWhen property developer Dermot Brennan is found brutally murdered in his affluent home many suspects rise to the fore It is initially felt that the murder is the result of some shady pr

  7. says:

    This was a book that I happened to choose by its cover I rarely do that but I really uncovered a gem this time I struggled to put it down to work sleep or eatMr O'Sullivan spins a great police procedural novel set in Ireland This novel has many twists and turns that kept me guessing The author did tie things together in believable but creative ways I appreciated that his characters were flawed but not in the usual callou

  8. says:

    There was a lot going on in this dark police tale of a murder corruption blackmail sex slaves nepotism and the Irish economy Maybe there was too much There was also some hidden racism and overt sexism where the puns were predictable and unnecessaryThe three main police characters all have major issues DI Woods with his Bell's Pals

  9. says:

    Well I like many others have had a detective book addiction that is becoming jaded A lot of it is basically chewing gum for the brain Thanks Ted but I still like to chew on some good gum which is getting harder to find Crocodile Tears surpris

  10. says:

    A rivetingly original character in DI Leo Woods fully supported by his fellow detectives A convoluted plot solved by much discussio

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