Dublin, Ireland, summer 2013. It's the middle of a heatwave, and things are hotting up for Moss Reid. He's the kind of downscale private eye who likes to have the right priorities in life: eat, drink and investigate - in that order. But the Stoneybatter sleuth has way too much on his plate this week: an adoption trace, a missing person, a couple of cheating spouses, a series of thefts at a top Dublin restaurant, and someone has nicked his laptop. So what's he doing sitting in an interrogation room, being grilled (and boiled and finely diced) by the Murder Squad? Ather Case in Cowtown is the first in Irish writer Mel Healy's series about Moss Reid, the gastromic detective whose main patch is Dublin's urban village of Stoneybatter.
Irish writer Mel Healy is based in Stoneybatter, one of the oldest areas of Dublin, Ireland. This is the first novel in his series about the gastronomic private eye Moss Reid. His Moss Reid mystery series is about a PI whose priorities in life are to eat, drink and investigate - in that order. Each novel is an unusual mix of recipes, musings, history, architecture, yet more recipes and usually a dead body or two. Mel himself likes food, wine, coffee, music and crime fiction (possibly in that order). For more information about Mel Healy visit melhealy.wordpress.com Moss Reid mysteries are 'a new breed of Green Noir' - not so much hard-boiled, more a slow-cooked Irish stew.