The Wrong Kind of Blood : Ed Loy

  • by Declan Hughes
  • Narrated by Stanley Townsend
  • Series: Ed Loy
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ed Loy hasn't been back to Dublin for 20 years. Now his mother is dead, and he has returned home to bury her. He soon realises that the world waiting for him is very different from the one he left behind all those years ago. An old classmate, Linda Dawson, pleads with him to find her missing husband, Peter. She doesn't want the police involved. When Loy finds an old photograph of his long missing father on Peter Dawson's boat, and a corpse is discovered in the foundations of the local town hall, things begin to get personal. Suddenly, he finds himself thrown into a world of organised crime, long-hidden secrets, corruption, violence...and murder.


What the Critics Say

"A classic temptress ('her scent was so intense I felt I was tracking her') and a complex plot enrich this hugely enjoyable homage. Although Loy's gritty and immediate first-person narration, compellingly delivered by Townsend in a tough Dublin accent is reminiscent of a Bogart film-noir voiceover, the memorably drawn characters that Loy encounters give this thriller a life that transcends mere pastiche." ( Sunday Times Audiobook of the Week)
"Brilliantly atmospheric...this book is a winner." (Douglas Kennedy)


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Customer Reviews

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Gripping, authentic and compelling

I really enjoyed this, my first Declan Huges (and it won't be my last!). An intricate plot, down-and-dirty setting, and compelling, realistic, archetypal characters all add up to a must-listen experience. Ed Loy is a suitably hard-boiled detective with a dark secret in his past, the action is hard-edged and violent, and the narration sets off the blazing dialogue brilliantly. It's not the most original private eye thriller, but I wasn't looking for originality. I was looking for authenticity and a gripping listen. And that's what I got. Highly recommended.
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- Helen


Declan Hughes is a terrific writer (I would put him on par with Lehane) and the narration here is really skilful. Townsend the narrator brings the cast of characters to life. Ed Loy the private eye and Tommy Owens make a really unusual but interesting partnership as they take on the corrupt the violent and the desparate people that profited so well from the Celtic Tiger.
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- Kevin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2006
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books