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Historical fiction

A June of Ordinary Murders

by Conor Brady

Quick take

_Do the deaths of two nameless souls matter in the larger scheme of Irish identity, British rule, and the whole question of Empire? Yes, they do…_

Why I love it

Blending fact and fiction, Conor Brady's historical mystery tells a vivid story set during the time of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. Plans have been made to celebrate the Jubilee in Dublin to repair a years-old rift between the monarchy and Ireland. But conditions in Ireland are far from ideal for a celebration: Irish nationalists are fed up with English rule, and tensions over land, cr...
June 2015