Fifteen of Ireland's finest writers collaborated on this murder mystery that involves searching for the only manuscript of an unpublished novel by James Joyce. Raucous, raunchy, and completely hilarious, Yeats Is Dead! is a diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel. James Joyce would be proud.
"Worth a listen but overlong"
Vincent Naylor is a professional thief; just 10 days out of jail and he's preparing his next robbery. But his plan is already unraveling. Maura Coady, a retired nun, calls Detective Sergeant Bob Tidey believing there's something suspicious happening in her Dublin backstreet. Maura's call inadvertently unleashes a storm of violence that will engulf Naylor and force Tidey to make a deadly choice.
Dublin. Joshua Boyce watches a jewellers as he plans a job; Dixie Payton desperate for cash attempts a mugging; DI Synott calls on a rape suspect, convinced of his guilt; gangland boss Lar MacKendrick is getting back into shape after brothers Jo-Jo's murder. Criminals and police each have their own code, with both sides resorting to desperate measures as a means to an end.
"A modern Irish epic"