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Good Red Herring
Good Red Herring

Good Red Herring


304 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781908195937

Rights: US & CA

Little Island Books (May 2016)

Price: $12.99


A crime fiction story with a twist, set in a fantastical world where no one is quite what they seem, including those solving the murder

Hard silver light caught in her dark hair, the moon shadows giving her pointed face a romance it lacked in life. He wedged his nose against the clenched hand under the bent arm, against the blood-soaked earth where her life had finally trickled away. The ghost of wind, which only he could feel, stirred, and he raised his head. Cullen had learned the odour of her dead body, and turned to inhale the story of her death.An intriguing murder mystery set in an imaginary world, peopled by vampires, dimorphs, luchrupáns, and the odd – very odd – Salmon Farsade, an orphan with the ability to read auras. Salmon becomes apprenticed to Muinbeo's most famous nocturnal detective, the long-lived and sharp-toothed Inspector McCabe, and together they try to sniff out who killed Fen Maguire – and why. 

Author Biography

Susan Maxwell studied English and History in University College Galway before training as an archivist in Dublin. She currently works with an international organization in The Hague, where she is also undertaking a PhD. She has had short stories and poetry published in The Stinging Fly and The Three Spires.