McGarr and the Politician's Wife // The Death of an Irish Politician
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  • First Book:
    January 1977
  • Latest Book:
    December 2002
  • Genres:
    Law Enforcement
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The Peter McGarr Series in Order (16 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
1 4
2 3.5
3 4
4 1
5 2
6 0
7 0
8 4
9 4

10 0
11 0
12 3
13 3
14 4
15 4
16 0

Book Descriptions for series: A Peter McGarr Mystery

  • Book - 1

    Chief Inspector of Detectives Peter McGarr is the hard-nosed policeman of Bartholomew Gill's widely acclaimed series of atmospheric Irish mysteries. Now, here is the novel that started it all--the Chief Inspector's very first appearance. It was tw...

  • Book - 2

    It's a rare occurrence when Chief Inspector of Detectives Peter McGarr leaves the shores of his beloved Ireland -- but this time he has little choice. The blood of two prominent British subjects -- both former S.I.S. chiefs, both brutally murdered --...

  • Book - 3

    The dead woman is an enigma--a local lass who emigrated to America some years back, now perched atop a seven-hundred-foot cliff high above the pounding Irish surf . . . with two passports, a pistol, and $27,000 U.S. dollars in her coat pocket. The br...

  • Book - 4

    The Dublin Horse Show is one of the city's proudest traditions -- a grand institution tarnished this year by the murder of elderly Margaret Caughey. Chief Inspector Peter McGarr is puzzled by the strange death of a seemingly harmless old woman whose ...

  • Book - 7

    While investigating the death of Fionnuala Walton, the head of a horsebreeding empire, Chief Inspector Peter McGarr discovers an intricate web of relationships between Fionnuala's family and the family of her former lover, Dan Daugherty...

  • Book - 8

    Who stabbed Irish author/professor/philanderer Kevin Coyle to death on Bloomsday -- Dublin's annual citywide celebration honoring its most beloved literary figure? Who brought the promising career of the brilliant scholar to an abrupt and bloody end ...

  • Book - 9

    A body is found shackled to the upper branches of the tallest tree in Ireland. The victim is a "Tinker," one of the mysterious class of itinerant travelers who have roamed Ireland for generations. The murder bears all the signs of being the work of D...

  • Book - 10

    A first-time father at fifty-one, Irish police chief Peter McGarr takes his infant daughter and feisty wife to a country resort, where he is commissioned to investigate the murder of a high-powered banker....

  • Book - 11

    Suspended from the Serious Crimes Unit for political reasons, former Chief Superintendent of the Irish Police Peter McGarr travels to the Owenea River to investigate the death of master fly-fisher Nellie Miller, one of McGarr's old flames. Reprint....

  • Book - 12

    SWIFTLY DEAD The wealthy, eccentric keeper of Dublin's famed Marsh's Library, Brian Herrick was a man unhealthily obsessed--with the writings of master 19th-century Irish satirist Jonathan Swift ... and with pleasures of a more licentious nature. ...

  • Book - 13

    In a remote community off the west coast of Ireland, residents inclined to gossip speculate why reclusive Clement Ford, the "Sea Wolf," has become such a generous benefactor to his neighbors. then one night, a mysterious figure from Ford's past arriv...

  • Book - 14

    Crime runs rampant in the picturesque town of Leixleap -- and on Ireland's famed River Shannon, where brazen thieves illegally harvest the gourmet-prized eels that flourish there. But while poaching may be something the local Eel Police division is w...

  • Book - 15

    Local benefactress and celebrated biographer Mary-Jo Stanton is a supplicant to death -- left lifeless on her knees in a patch of daffodils, a barbaric religious implement wrapped tightly around her neck. A clergyman has approached Peter McGarr, requ...

  • Book - 16

    The theft of the Book of Kells -- an exquisite ninth-century amalgam of Christian doctrine and Celtic legend -- from the Trinity College library is, in itself, a most shocking crime. But it is the brutal slaying of a night watchman that throws Peter ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 16 books in the Peter McGarr series.

The Peter McGarr series does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Death in Dublin (Book 16), was published in December 2002.

The first book in the Peter McGarr series, McGarr and the Politician's Wife // The Death of an Irish Politician, was published in January 1977.

The Peter McGarr series primarily falls into the Law Enforcement genre.