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I read Caimh McDonnell’s hilarious debut A Man with One of Those Faces last year and loved it. You can read my review of that here. His follow-up, The Day That Never Comes, is just as brilliantly funny while still being a cracking crime novel.

The novel features three of the protagonists from the first novel: the rather hapless Paul Mulchrone, nurse Brigit Conroy and Bunny McGarry. Following their escapades solving the Rapunzel case, they have decided to set up in business as a private investigation agency. There is just one problem – well more than one actually. Brigit won’t speak to Paul following a drunken incident, Bunny has disappeared off the face of the earth and they can’t get a licence to run the agency without him. The trial of three businessmen has just collapsed, swiftly followed by some rather unpleasantmurders and it looks like some underground organisation…

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