Friday, May 3, 2013
Home. Stephan Talty packs his debut novel, Black Irish, with interesting characters, a twisting plot, and a setting that will appeal in a special way to those living in or from western New York. Protagonist Abbie Kearney is a Harvard educated police detective who has returned to Buffalo to be close to her adoptive father, an ailing retired police detective. Talty presents the closed community of Irish South Buffalo with detailed precision and insight, given that he was raised in Buffalo by Irish immigrants. Talty riffs on what makes a home, and the family and connections that include and exclude others. Readers who like grisly crime fiction with interesting characters and engaging plot are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Black Irish from amazon.com.