Talk of the Town | the place for bookish people to be (June 23rd)

Welcome to Talk of the Town.  Great to see you!  Pop the kettle on, grab the biscuits and share with us your bookish posts and news!

If you’ve not shared with the Talk of the Town linky before, I co-host with Shaz from Jera’s Jamboree  and you can check out all the details of the linky here. If you have any questions, please ask.

We’re delighted that Black & White Publishing are continuing to sponsor Talk of the Town 🙂


We’re continuing to share with you Black Water by Cormac O’Keeffe so do read on….

Praise for Black Water

“Shocking and compulsive, Black Water offers a grittily realistic insight into the causes and consequences of inner-city drug crime – think The Wire set in Dublin.”

Brian McGilloway, NYT bestselling author of Little Girl Lost

“O’Keeffe pulls you into the dark underbelly of Dublin city with well-drawn characters, chilling dexterity and unflinching truth – harsh, tender, steely and authentic.”

Louise Phillips, author of The Game Changer

The blurb

Tara Crowe is a young detective in a hurry. She is on a mission to clean up the gangs that rule the gritty streets alongside Dublin’s Grand Canal. To do so, she must tackle local crime boss ‘Ghost’ and his notorious crew head on.

Ten-year-old Jig is the newest, and proudest, member of that crew. He’s lost his granda, his home life is chaos – all that’s left is his football and his dog, Bowie. When Jig is sent to deliver a threat for his boss, an old woman dies and all hell breaks loose. For Tara, it’s the chance she’s been waiting for, a way to finally get at Ghost. But every time she thinks she’s getting close, something gets in her way and she begins to suspect a mole in the station. Football coach Shay tries to shield boys like Jig from the Canal Gang, but before long his underworld connections put his own family in the firing line. Shay has nothing to lose, but little to live for if he can’t hold the black waters of the canal at bay. As the violence continues to escalate with the murder of a child and a policewoman, the struggle for survival comes to a head. There will be many losers, but there can only be one winner.


Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1785301629
ISBN-10: 1785301624

About the author

Cormac O’Keeffe is the award-winning security correspondent for the Irish Examiner – work that has given him unique access to contacts in the police and the community. He has lived near Dublin’s Grand Canal for many years; his professional and personal lives inform and fuel this novel, giving it the intensity, authenticity and originality of personal experience. Cormac blogs about his writing, is a respected book reviewer and appears frequently on national radio and television.

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I’m linking my thoughts on The Hazel Wood, a book that my co-host Shaz loved, me I liked it.

About Black & White Publishing

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999. Since then, they’ve grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond they produce an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport and humour, as well as selected fiction, young adult and children’s books.

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4 thoughts on “Talk of the Town | the place for bookish people to be (June 23rd)

  1. Greg Hill says:

    This sounds like an intense read! Love the sound of the Dublin setting, and a possible mole in the police force- may have to add this one to my thriller list. 🙂


    • Lindsay | Bookboodle says:

      It certainly does and gang related plots are very current….hope you enjoy it if you manage to pick up a copy!



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