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eBook Dead Irish (Dismas Hardy Series) ePub

by David Colacci,John Lescroart

  • ISBN: 1423322940
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: David Colacci,John Lescroart
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (March 20, 2007)
  • ePub book: 1482 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1480 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 172

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John Lescroart (Author), David Colacci (Reader).

John Lescroart (Author), David Colacci (Reader). Book 4 of 16 in the Dismas Hardy Series. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Dead Irish (Dismas Hardy)Mass Market Paperback.

John Lescroart (/lɛsˈkwɑː/; born January 14, 1948) is a New York Times bestselling author known for his series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring the characters Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky, and Wyatt Hunt

John Lescroart (/lɛsˈkwɑː/; born January 14, 1948) is a New York Times bestselling author known for his series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring the characters Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky, and Wyatt Hunt.

Dead Irish was not very action I am starting a series of books by John Lescroart. Since the author is supposed to be a legal thriller writer I though it was worth the effort. The first is Dead Irish which, from what I can tell, is the first with characters Dismas Hardy - a cop turned lawyer turned bar tender (amen!) and Abe Glitsky - cop. These characters seemed to pop up every time I tried to read Lescroart (though I never finished his books) and so I thought I would go back to the beginning.

by. John Lescroart (Goodreads Author), David Colacci (Reading). But when the news DEAD IRISH: In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He’s left both the police force and his law career behind. DEAD IRISH: In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. Unfortunately it’s not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss-but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts.

Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Always reliable and consistent, she’s been behaving out of character and disappearing without notice.

Written by John Lescroart, Audiobook narrated by David Colacci. Dismas Hardy, Book 5. By: John Lescroart. Narrated by: David Colacci. Lescroarts' series is justifiably famous, and Davis Colacci's narration is tone-perfect

Written by John Lescroart, Audiobook narrated by David Colacci. Length: 18 hrs. Unabridged. Lescroarts' series is justifiably famous, and Davis Colacci's narration is tone-perfect. The feel of San Francisco (where I have lived and worked since 1978) is so vivid and accurate that you can't help but feel you are there. The plots are classic thrillers, and Lescroarts keeps you guessing until the very end.

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Dead Irish (Dismas Hardy Book by. Today’s Audible Daily Deal is Dead Irish: A Dismas Hardy Thriller, by John Lescroart, read by David Colacci. The first Dismas Hardy novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Fall, The Keeper, and The Ophelia Cu. n his new life as a bartender at the Littl.

John Lescroart introduces Dismas Hardy for the first time in Dead Irish, the gripping crime thriller. Perfect for fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow. With John Lescroart's polished writing, Dead Irish becomes more than a mystery novel with a bartender as detective. Chilling in its intensity, this is an ingenious tale of many different kinds of people' - Pasadena Star-News. An ex-policeman, ex-husband and ex-lawyer, Dismas Hardy is now a barman wondering what to do with the rest of his life

In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He’s left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it’s not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss―but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts.

But when the news of Eddie Cochran’s death reaches him, Hardy is propelled back into all the things he was trying to escape―and forced to untangle a web of old secrets and raw passions, for the sake of Eddie’s pregnant widow, Frannie, and for the others whose lives may still be at risk.…

Comments

Kerry Kerry
I have long been a fan of Lescroart, especially the novels with Glitzky and Hardy. I recently decided to read the entire series, in chronological order. As I began this project, I realized that I have not read the earliest books and am enjoying the experience of getting to know these characters as Lescroart began to create them. Since I have a particular liking for Glitzky, I find it interesting to notice that in the earliest book, his family doesn't yet take on the importance that it will later assume. The "seeds" are there, but they haven't yet blossomed fully. Knowing Hardy's back story, regarding the death of his son, adds to my appreciation of his character as it develops in the later books.

I love these books. On a side note: I recently read Lescroart's most recent novel and found it fairly disappointing. I went to his website and posted a note about why I thought the female protagonist in that book was unconvincing. I have never sent a comment to an author before. Never. To my astonishment, within 24 hours I received an email reply. It was not a stock reply, in that it was responsive to the content of the message I had left. Actually receiving a response to my comment has cemented my admiration for this author.
Rarranere Rarranere
"Dead Irish" is the 1st in a crime fiction series of about 16 books set in San Francisco. Based on reviews and commentaries, the series has apparently gotten better over time, and only because of its reputation I may read additional books. The case is about local guy Eddie's death, a young man who had a very bright future in front of him. Murder or suicide? Family and friends can't believe suicide is possible, and so Eddie's brother-in-law asks his bartender, Hardy, to look into it. Hardy is ex-everything: policeman, lawyer, husband, father. Interwoven with developments in the case, we learn of Hardy's personal history including a few tragedies, and we learn of some friends and family who obviously will play supporting roles in subsequent episodes. Suspects are identified, but a clear motive is never established (in my opinion it's never well established even by the last page). Anyway, there are a few of the mandatory twists and turns and finally justice is served.

I like San Francisco as a setting for a series, but there didn't seem to be much that grabbed me in this introductory book, certainly not the way Nesbo's Hari, nor Bingham's Fiona, nor Billingham's Thorne did. The writing was adequate and the characters were done fairly well. But there were some minor irritants. It was a tad too long so the tension waned a bit, it did not give me the feel of an author steeped in police procedure, e.g., our hero Hardy gets all kind of access to police info and crime scene presence that just struck me as very unrealistic and there was little forensic detail. and it took a cheap shot at a missionary priest that was demeaning, completely unnecessary and irrelevant. From the little I know of this series, it seems best to read the books in order. So, if I do get around to reading #2 it better be a helluva lot better than #1.
Peles Peles
A very omniscient POV led to much head hopping, making it hard to keep track of the POV character in many scenes. The large number of characters Lescroart introduced throughout the book didn’t help matters any. As a result, I never really connected with any of the characters, never felt I was experiencing what they were going through, always felt I was watching things unfold from off to one side, like the wallflower at the prom.

I especially felt this distance from the characters when it came to Dismas Hardy. I need to connect with the main character to really get into a story and that never happened here.

The story, too, ambles along as if it’s in no great hurry to get anywhere. And reading it (if you’ll forgive a slight mixing of metaphors) left me feeling like I was spinning my wheels. Lescroart devotes too many scenes to side issues not relevant to the main plot and too many words to the characters’ feelings and emotions.

There were some big leaps in the timeline both between scenes and within scenes, leaving me wondering if I’d skipped a page and making me go back and re-read to make sure I hadn’t. This download had about an average number of production errors - mostly missed words - but in one chapter, verb tense shifts from past to present and back. I don't know if this was Lescroart's doing or a production/download error. Either way, it should have been caught and corrected.

The guilty party is a surprise but Lescroart has played fair with the reader, so there’s no ‘Where the hell did that come from?’ moment.

There was a good mystery in this book. It was just buried under all the unnecessary stuff.