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The Chosen – Hot Press review

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From the November edition of Hot Press.

Arlene Hunt’s The Chosen is a change of direction for the Irish crime author. Set between North Carolina and Tennessee, this is her first novel where the action takes place outside Ireland.

When Jessie Conway, a special needs teacher, foils a rampage at a small-town high school, she gains the attentions of the press. Unfortunately for her, she also attracts Caleb Switch’s notice. Switch is a predator who classifies potential victims. He is looking for ...

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Irish Times review Blood Money.

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From Saturday 17th of July. Taken from the Review Section.

“CRIME: Blood Money By Arlene Hunt Hachette Books Ireland, 352pp. £12.99

NOW THAT THE fizz has gone out of chick lit and paperbacks with pink covers no longer dominate the bestseller lists, popular fiction has tilted in the direction of crime, with Irish women writers taking on the murder and mayhem that’s the stock in trade of the genre.

Arlene Hunt is something of an old hand, as Blood Money is her ...

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Blood Money review – Sunday Business Post

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Murder most foul in modern Dublin
18 April 2010 Reviewed by Daragh Brophy

Blood Money

By Arlene Hunt

Hachette Books Ireland, €14

“The latest in her series of detective novels centring on the adventures of QuicK Investigations, Arlene Hunt’s Blood Money is a fast-paced trawl through the murky world of illegal organ transplantation.

We’re introduced to the first of the two main protagonists in a violent opening sequence.

Pavel Sunic is a Bosnian criminal on a crusade to find those responsible for the death of his sister, ...

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Irish Independent reviews Blood Money

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Book review: Blood Money

Arlene Hunt

By Edel CoffeySaturday April 10 2010

Six years ago, Dublin crime writer Arlene Hunt (pictured) was a debut author on the sidelines of Irish fiction. Since then, she has rapidly built up her QuicK Investigations series, featuring private investigators John Quigley and Sarah Kenny set against the familiar backdrop of Dublin streets.

Her last book, Undertow, was nominated for the best crime novel at the ...

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Blood Money on Arena, RTE Radio 1 – March 30th

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On Tuesday March 30th, Declan Burke spoke about Blood Money on RTE 1’s arts show, Arena. Click the player below to listen.

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Blood Money review – Evening Herald

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Bloody Money reviewed in the Evening Herald, Saturday March 20th.

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Irish Times Review Undertow

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I sometimes tell Andrew, my husband, that reviews don’t really matter that much. I might pronounce this rather loftily while waving a wine glass about.

‘Look,’ I’ll say, ‘reviews, just one person’s opinion innit?’ Well I don’t say ‘innit’ because I was brought up in Wicklow and we don’t bandy ‘innits’ about quite so readily.

But it’s all lies of course. Reviews might be just one person’s opinion, but it’s their opinion on your baby, the product of your blood sweat and ...

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