Damian "Day" O'Sullivan is a troubled young man who blames himself for a tragic vehicular homicide he may not have committed. Trouble is, Day's entire family seems to be conspiring to pin the crime on the poor lad, which only leads Nuala and Dermot to wonder who really ran over (three times!) Rodney Keefe in the parking lot of a ritzy Chicago country club.
The O'Sullivans are a ruthlessly ambitious clan of South Side Irish, who consider themselves the cream of the Irish-American community. The sensitive Day has always been something of a black sheep in the family---and perhaps a scapegoat as well.
But the twisted saga of the O'Sullivans isn't the only mystery to be unraveled. Having stumbled onto the diary of Father Richard Lonigan, a nineteenth-century parish priest assigned to a remote village in old Donegal, Dermot and Nuala find themselves caught up in the closely guarded secrets and scandals of that desolate time and place, where simmering resentment against the ruling English sometimes erupted into violence and murder....
Irish Cream is another rich and satisfying concoction by one of America's most popular storytellers.
This is the eighth in a mystery series about psychic singer Nuala and her husband Dermot, a pair of Irish amateur sleuths who live in Chicago. This time, Nuala chooses to interfere in the fate of Damian "Day" O'Sullivan, whose wealthy, lace-curtain family blames him for a murder. The young man himself believes he's guilty, but Nuala is convinced that he's falsely accused and sets out to find the truth. Meanwhile, Nuala and Dermot discover and read the diary of a 19th-century mystery-solving priest.
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- February 1, 2006
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- Andrew M. Greeley