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~Read Ebook ☢ Orchid Blue ☪ JanuaryThe beaten, stabbed and strangled body ofyear old Pearl Gambol is discovered after a dance the previous night in Newry Orange Hall Returning from London to investigate the case, Detective Eddie McCrink soon suspects that the accused, Robert McGladdery, may struggle to get a fair hearing This second part of the Blue Trilogy is just as excellent as the first novel It takes place nine years later than the 1952 timing of BLUE TANGO Another murder of a young woman, this time in Newry, NI Some familiar characters from the first book, notably Judge Curran and his wife Some vital, new characters, notably Inspector of Constabulary McCrink and the accused man, Robert McGladdery Many references to the murder of Judge Curran s daughter that occurred in the first book You may be at th This second part of the Blue Trilogy is just as excellent as the first novel It takes place nine years later than the 1952 timing of BLUE TANGO Another murder of a young woman, this time in Newry, NI Some familiar characters from the first book, notably Judge Curran and his wife Some vital, new characters, notably Inspector of Constabulary McCrink and the accused man, Robert McGladdery Many references to the murder of Judge Curran s daughter that occurred in the first book You may be at the edge of your seat hoping that the lacunae in that case s original investigation will be filled I won t tell you if they are But suffice it to say that the lacunae in this book s new case are wide and deep enough to stun you Again, McNamee paints a picture of a province infused with hypocrisy, corruption, rottenness, and desiccation A quotation from this novel, from an unlikely source look for it To equate law with equity is a mistake Justice is a by product of our system of law, not an end I look forward to the third volume of the trilogy This is not my usual type of fiction but I really enjoyed the plot A page turner that keeps you wondering if it will be satisfactorily resolved. Orchid blue is a fictionalised version of the real Gamble McGladdery case Ultimately McGladdery was found guilty of Gamble s death and he was the last person hung in Northern Ireland in 1961 McNamee then is exploring some troubling elements of the case through a fictional lens The problem for the reader is that it s not at all clear which elements are based on fact, which elements of the case are being challenged, and which bits are entirely fictional and imagined Somewhat disconcertingly, l Orchid blue is a fictionalised version of the real Gamble McGladdery case Ultimately McGladdery was found guilty of Gamble s death and he was the last person hung in Northern Ireland in 1961 McNamee then is exploring some troubling elements of the case through a fictional lens The problem for the reader is that it s not at all clear which elements are based on fact, which elements of the case are being challenged, and which bits are entirely fictional and imagined Somewhat disconcertingly, large portions of the story are written in the style of a true crime book, with a dispassionate, distant and timeless voice, although in a muchsophisticated prose than in most true crime For me, this style had the effect of leaving me outside the story, instead of being immersed in it As a result, I struggled through a good portion of the book, though I did begin to feelhooked in in the last third Overall, I found this quite a difficult book to get into and I found the read quite disconcerting for the reasons above Nevertheless, the case is an interesting one A fictionalised account of the true story of the conviction and execution of Robert McGladdery for the 1961 murder of Pearl Gamble in Newry, Co Down, in Ireland It was to be the final hanging on the island The judge presiding over the case was Lance Curran, father of the 1952 murder victim Patricia whose death and case was the subject of McNamee s previous book The Blue Tango Further detail as to what happened in 1952 also comes to light, but can it and its source be trusted I wasaware, right from the start, with this than with The Blue Tango that it was based on a true crime, and that the outcome was told at the start lent the whole of it a heavy sense of frustrated doom, as what sounded like a miscarriage of justice was perpetrated McNamee s use of language is stark and impactful, necessitating that one read to the dreadful end, soaking up yet another way in which justice can not be said to have been done. Very well written and fascinating story may be a bit biased as I grew up in the town it is set. Good story and well written. Das erste Wort, was mir zu diesem Buch einf llt Schwermut.Das Besondere an diesem Buch Es ist kein Krimi im eigentlichen Sinn, und wenn, dann nur oberfl chlich Viel mehr werden gesellschaftliche Werte untersucht und in Frage gestellt, das Pech und der Vorteil des Einzelnen beleuchtet, Intrigen aufgedeckt Krimi Elemente sind eigentlich nur darin zu sehen, dass es eine Leiche und mehr oder weniger ermittelnde Polizeiarbeit gibt Der Grundton bleibt dabei durchweg d ster und bedrohlich, die Kul Das erste Wort, was mir zu diesem Buch einf llt Schwermut.Das Besondere an diesem Buch Es ist kein Krimi im eigentlichen Sinn, und wenn, dann nur oberfl chlich Viel mehr werden gesellschaftliche Werte untersucht und in Frage gestellt, das Pech und der Vorteil des Einzelnen beleuchtet, Intrigen aufgedeckt Krimi Elemente sind eigentlich nur darin zu sehen, dass es eine Leiche und mehr oder weniger ermittelnde Polizeiarbeit gibt Der Grundton bleibt dabei durchweg d ster und bedrohlich, die Kulisse der irischen Stadt aus den 60ern wirkt wie aus einem modernen Steampunk M rchen herausgerissen und die schnellen Wechsel der Foki innerhalb der Erz hlung aber auch zwischen erz hlerischen und sachlich informierenden Elementen lassen ein au ergew hnliches Lesegef hl aufkommen.Das Nervige an diesem Buch rein gar nichts Rundum bemerkenswert, ein Buch, das mir in Erinnerung bleiben wird.Auch heute noch gibt es in einigen L ndern die Todesstrafe Requiem macht deutlich, welche Fehler bei einer Ermittlung und Verurteilung passieren k nnen bzw hingenommen werden Ganz abgesehen davon, ob ein Angeklagter schuldig oder nicht schuldig ist, steht es einem Repr sentanten einer zivilisierten Gesellschaft auch nur in einem dieser F lle zu, ber den Wert des Lebens zu urteilen Set in my home town of Newry, I heard the story of Pearl Gamble s murder by Robert McGladdery, the last man to be hanged in Northern Ireland, as a child But did he really kill her