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The Blood Dimmed Tide
The Blood Dimmed Tide

The Blood Dimmed Tide


256 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $16.95 (CA $22.95) (US $16.95)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9781843444657

Rights: US & CA

Oldcastle Books Ltd (Apr 2015)
No Exit


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An Irish Shadow of the Wind, with sub-plots involving espionage, romance, hauntings, literary preoccupations, a violent war, and a corrupt and murderous police force. Move over Nordic Noir—the Irish are coming.London at the dawn of 1918 and Ireland's most famous literary figure, W.B. Yeats, is immersed in supernatural investigations at his Bloomsbury rooms. Haunted by the restless spirit of an Irish girl whose body is mysteriously washed ashore in a coffin, Yeats undertakes a perilous journey back to Ireland with his apprentice ghost-catcher Charles Adams to piece together the killer's identity. Surrounded by spies, occultists, and diehard female rebels, the two are led on a gripping journey along Ireland's wild Atlantic coast, through the ruins of its abandoned estates, and into its darkest, most haunted corners. Falling under the spell of dark forces, Yeats and his ghost-catcher come dangerously close to crossing the invisible line that divides the living from the dead.


"Bringing vividly to life a pivotal point in Ireland's history, The Blood Dimmed Tide is a thrilling mystery story from a unique voice in Irish crime fiction."  —Brian McGilloway, author, Little Girl Lost 

Author Biography

Anthony Quinn is an Irish writer and journalist. His debut novel Disappeared was shortlisted for a Strand Literary Award and was listed by Kirkus Reviews as one of the top ten thrillers of 2012. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is the first in a series of three historical novels set in Ireland during World War I and the War of Independence.