Crime, Mystery

The 11:05 Murders by Brian O’Hare


Three people are murdered on separate Tuesday evenings at precisely 11.05. Random clues point to random suspects, but too many questions remain unanswered. Why 11.05pm for each killing? Is there any connection between these deaths and a rape that occurred at Queen’s university twelve years before? What is the connection between the killings and Sergeant Stewart’s mystery informant? Who is the violent stalker who twice nearly kills Detective Allen? What is his connection, if any, to the murders? When one of his team is kidnapped, Inspector Sheehan has literally only minutes to make sense of these questions if he is to save his colleague’s life.

Karen’s Magic Review

Having read The Doom Murders, I want to read this, is the second book. I enjoyed The Doom Murders, but, think I burnt myself out. I couldn’t get into this one, and at first I couldn’t understand why. I was waiting for the ‘bite’ the bit that you realise you are hooked and all you think about is finding time to get back to reading. It wasn’t happening and I couldn’t work out why. The storyline was good, the characters were great, and the writing was spot on. That’s when I realised it was me. So I rested a while, and even read another book in the middle, but I wanted to come back to this one.

I’m so glad I did. It took a little longer to hook, but then it did! Gosh, it was exciting. I’d already seen the many reviews of this book series, and some talked of Inspector Sheehan’s side kick, who is a good character. When he was killed off in the first book, I was a little disappointed and wondered who they could have meant. We were introduced to a new sergeant in this book, and she came with an interesting back story. Maybe she is the one they are referring to. She certainly had a baptism of fire in this book.

One bit made me chuckle, although it was actually far from funny. Fancy your boss and one of your colleagues seeing you naked. How embarrassing would that be? Luckiy, I came across the below and it made me laugh all the more!

At the time of reading this, I was watching The Fall on Netflix and it was based in the same place. The only thing I wished is that I could have their beautiful accent in the book as well.

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