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Even the best private eye needs more than a name to find a missing person, but that's all that Father Vincent Tyrrell, the brother of prominent racehorse trainer F. X. Tyrrell, will offer Loy when he comes to him for help. A dwindling bank account convinces Loy to delve into the deadly underworld of horse racing, but fortune soon smiles on him: while working another case, he discovers a phone number linked to F. X. on a badly beaten body left at an illegal dump. Loy's been around long enough to know that there's more to the Tyrrell family than meets the eye - and then a third body appears...
©2008 Declan Hughes; (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd
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"Declan Hughes breathes new life into the private detective story." (Michael Connolly)
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By Sixty Some on 01-27-09

Irish Angst

I read both of Declan Hughes books - The Wrong Kind of Blood and the Colour of Blood and enjoyed both. They are not for the delicate reader as there is violence and brutality and profanity and much, much drinking. But there is also an insight into the Irish soul...and for those of us who have an Irish heritage, a comforting insight into our dark side. It is not necessary to have read the two previous books to enjoy Dying Breed, which apparently is not in print yet in the US. I'm not a particular fan of horse racing, but the information in this story was interesting and informative. There is a lot of sorrow in the story, but also vindication. Well worth your time.

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By Mark on 06-14-14

Grand writer, excellent narrator

Coming across Declan Hughes was a happy accident. I've thoroughly enjoyed all Declan Hughes novels that Audible has on offer- but have now exhausted Audibles offerings! More, please! Thanks to a great writer, and a serious nod to a truly wonderful narrator. Having just stopped two books (by other authors) midway due to really poor narration, I especially appreciate Stanley Townsend's reading (of all the Declan Hughes audiobooks, I believe). He actually inhabits each character distinctly, without over-dramatization.

Mr. Hughes and Mr. Townsend- huge fan. Thank you, sincerely.

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By Nana on 03-12-14

Amazing narration

My first Declan Hughes book. Really enjoyed the story and the clever quips in the narrative. What really stunned me was Stanley Towsends narration which was amazing he really made the characters come alive in my head. Didnt think anyone could be as good as Sean Barret or Will Paton but he comes very close. Fantastic. Off to download all the others in this series.

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