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The Deadly Weed
The Deadly Weed | Cora Harrison
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The Reverend Mother's investigative skills are called into action when a local tobacco factory burns down and fingers are pointed at one of her ex pupils... "Stellar . . . Harrison is writing at the top of her game" - Publishers Weekly Starred Review 1920s. Cork, Ireland. Early one morning the Reverend Mother receives news of a deadly fire at the local cigarette factory, a place where she'd been so proud that some of her pupils had been given a steady job. In a city full of poverty, unemployment and political unrest, these ex pupils of hers had surely been blessed with such prospects. Now, though, she is worried . . . What happened at the cigarette factory and why are there rumours circulating that one of her 'girls' was responsible? Inspector Patrick Cashman is under pressure to quickly find the cause of the fire - and identify a suspect - to placate the visiting Lord Mayor and Commissioner and secure his hopes of promotion. Patrick turns to his friend, the journalist and law student Eileen MacSweeney, for help, along with the ever insightful and calm Reverend Mother. From the fog-ridden streets of the slums to the green pastures and prosperity of nearby Youghal, together they begin to unravel a seedy history of greed, ambition and a desire for power.
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kspenmoll
The Deadly Weed | Cora Harrison
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Another hit in this series.The author‘s descriptions of the fog ridden streets of the poor of Cork,that carry the noxious smells of decay, & raw sewage created a sensory experience for me.The murder is centered around the new & growing cigarette industry.The Rev.Mother‘s humanity,foibles & seemingly never ending empathy for others shines throughout.DI Patrick Cashman & journalist Eileen MacSweeney,are major players in solving this as well.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3mo
Crazeedi I've not seen this series, but it sounds good! Will be checking it out for sure 3mo
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kspenmoll
The Deadly Weed | Cora Harrison
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It‘s 5 pm & I am enjoying my porch with a little Gingerale and a book. Thanks to #nunlit I discovered this champion of 1920s Cork, Ireland‘s working class, poor, & the unseen. Just starting but my guess is it will be a good one. #serieslove2024 #librarybook #porchlife

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩵🤍🩵 3mo
TheSpineView Looks like a lovely spot to read. 3mo
Librarybelle What a lovely reading setting! 3mo
jlhammar Oooh, sounds good! 3mo
JamieArc Looking forward to seeing what you think! 3mo
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