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O'Brien, Gerry 1954 July 5-

Works: 18 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 578 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  History  Anecdotes  Suspense fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6115.D655, 823.92
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Publications about Gerry O'Brien
Publications by Gerry O'Brien
Most widely held works by Gerry O'Brien
Great classic love stories ( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
A collection of six love stories
The blue guitar by John Banville( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but the muse has deserted him. He is also, as he confesses, a petty thief; he does not steal for gain, but for the thrill of it. His worst theft is Polly, the wife of his friend Marcus, with whom he has had an affair. When the affair is discovered, Oliver hides himself away in his childhood home. From here he tells the story of a year, from one autumn to the next. Many surprises and shocks await him, and by the end of his story, he will be forced to face himself and seek a road towards redemption
The rising by Brian McGilloway( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 libraries worldwide
When Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn, he finds the remains of local drug dealer Martin Kielty, and suspicion falls on a local vigilante group of onetime paramilitaries called The Rising. Meanwhile, Devlin's former colleague's son has gone missing during a seaside camping trip. Devlin is relieved when the boy's mother receives a text message from his phone, so when a body is washed up on a nearby beach he's baffled. Then another drug dealer is killed, but just as it seems he's closing in on the truth, a personal crisis strikes at the heart of Ben's own family
The soldier's return by Alan Monaghan( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Battered and broken by three years of fighting, Stephen Ryan returns to Ireland. As the First World War enters its final bloody months, the seeds of a new sort of conflict are being sown in Dublin, with the emergence of Sinn Fein
Headstone by Ken Bruen( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Evil has many guises. Jack Taylor has encountered most of them but nothing before has ever truly terrified him until a group called Headstone rears its ugly head. An elderly priest is viciously beaten until nearly dead. A special needs boy is brutally attacked. A series fo seemingly random, insane events even has the Guards shaken. Accepting the power of Headstone, Jack realises that in order to fight back he must relinquish the remaining shreds of what has made him human - knowledge that may have come too late to prevent an act of such ferocious evil that the whole country would be changed forever - and in the worst way
Doctor! Doctor! by Hugh Alport( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
" ... Doctor Hugh Alport and his GP wife Alice came to serve the rural folk of Ulster. Their experiences over the decades range from the hilarious to the horrific, and include the reclusive woman who shared her home with a flatulent horse, working by torchlight in small farms, poteen poisoning and the elderly inhabitant of the Witches' Cottage. These vividly written, sometimes humorous, sometimes tear-jerking true stories provide evocative glimpses of a world and a way of practising medicine that existed less than half a century ago but is almost unrecognisable today."--Container
The dramatist a novel by Ken Bruen( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The impossible has happened: Jack Taylor is living clean and dating a mature woman. Rumour suggests he is even attending mass ... The accidental deaths of two students appear random, tragic events, except that in each case a copy of a book by John Millington Synge is found beneath the body. Jack begins to believe that "The Dramatist," a calculating killer, is out there, enticing him to play. As the case twists and turns Jack's refuge, the city of Galway, now demands he sacrifice the only love he's maintained, and while Iraq burns, he seems a step away from the abyss
Honour redeemed by David Donachie( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
With his fiery Irish blood and well-known reputation for trouble, Lieutenant George Markham leads his embattled Royal Marines against the French in Corsica. His mission: to seize the island. Markham ventures across the island to persuade the veteran war hero Pasquali Paoli to unite the Corsicans behind him. But their loyalty remains torn by a heritage of vendettas, French bribery, and cross and double cross. Enemies abound, and the only men Markham can rely on are the grim, taciturn Sergeant Rannoch and a man who owes Markham his life - Bellamy, the educated, black Marine
A shred of honour by David Donachie( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Introducing George Markham, lately of the 65th Regiment of Foot, now Lieutenant of Marines on His Britannic Majesty's frigate Hebe. Irishman, papist, reputed coward; he is a man with something to prove. As the winter of 1793 comes to the Mediterranean coast of France, so too does the chill wind of the Revolutionary terror. When the Hebe is sent to help the Bourbon city of Toulon, Markham will have to prove he is a worthy officer of Marines ... or die in the attempt
The guards by Ken Bruen( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"Still stinging from his unceremonious ousting from the Garda Siochana, and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with nothing to look forward to. He is teetering on the brink of his life's sharpest edges, his memories of the past cutting deep into his soul and his prospects for the future non-existent. Non-existent, that is, until a dazzling woman walks into the bar with a strange request and a rumour about Jack's talent for finding things. Odds are he won't be able to climb off his barstool long enough to get involved with his radiant new client, but when he surprises himself by getting hired, Jack has little idea of what he's getting into."--Container
Where there's a will by Mary Malone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Kieran Dulhooly is shocked to discover he's the sole beneficiary of his Aunt Polly's will, inheriting her valuable West Cork home. But his windfall comes with a legal clause: he must live in the house for a period of 12 months. Kieran's euphoria is short-lived, his aunt's conditions stifling for her wanderlust nephew. Waiting in the wings and next to inherit are Kieran's sisters, Beth and Charlotte. Having already earmarked Polly's money, Beth sets out on a course of destruction, determined to get her share - one way or another. Will Kieran walk away from such an opportunity or will he accept Aunt Polly's challenge?
The Killing of the tinkers by Ken Bruen( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Jack Taylor, a disgraced ex-cop in Galway, has slid further down the slope of despair. After a year in London he returns to his home town of Galway with a leather coat and a coke habit. Someone is systematically slaughtering young travellers and dumping their bodies in the city centre. Even in the state he's in, Jack Taylor has an uncanny ability to know where to look, what questions to ask, and with the aid of an English policeman, apparently solves the case
The last matchmaker by Willie Daly( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 7 libraries worldwide
For centuries, Irish matchmakers have performed a vital service, bringing people together in love and marriage. Willie Daly, whose father and grandfather were matchmakers before him, is the most celebrated of them all. Each year his tiny home town of Lisdoonvarna (population 800) hosts a matchmaking festival that attracts 40,000 visitors from around the world. They all hope to meet Willie - with his unique blend of intuition, quiet wisdom and a small drop of cunning, Willie has brought together hundreds of couples over the years. In The Last Matchmaker he recounts some of the best stories along with his own. The path to love can be heart-warming, hilarious, sometimes hair-raising - and Willie is the perfect guide
The lambs by Peter James Cottrell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Gincy, autumn 1916. The 9th Battalion, The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, known rather ominously as "The Lambs", go over the top. In 1914, Kevin Flynn had hardly given the war a thought; everyone said it would be over by Christmas. Instead, desperate to impress a girl called Mary, Flynn and his friends begin a journey that leads inexorably to the shattered ruins of Ginchy and suffering beyond imagination. Confronted by the vagaries of army life, the harsh realities of war and rising hostility at home, Flynn finds his courage, loyalty and love tested to the limit, making him question whether it was worth becoming a lamb to the slaughter
The lemur : [a novel] by Benjamin Black( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"William "Big Bill" Mulholland is an Irish-American electronics billionaire. An ex-CIA operative, he now heads up the Mulholland Trust, with the help of his daughter Louise. When he gets wind of a hostile biography planned for him by the investigative journalist Wilson Cleaver, he commissions his daughter's husband, John Glass, to pen the official line. Former journalist Glass employs a researcher to find out "all the facts", but is horrified when the young man tries to blackmail him, fearing that his own secrets, as well as the Mulhollands', are at risk. He slings him off the project, only to hear from the NYPD that the man he has nicknamed "the Lemur" has been found fatally shot-- Silence cannot be bought - even by one of New York's wealthiest families."--Container
Honour be damned by David Donachie( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The French Revolution is turning in on itself even as the war with the English drags on. As the armies move towards Italy, George Markham and his Marines find themselves assigned to the sloop Sylphide under the impetuous Captain Germain. Set ashore in the midst of the French army, Markham is charged with escorting a group of loyalists on a secret mission and is soon wishing he was back in the thick of it at sea. His wits and courage are tested to the limits as he tries to untangle the web of subterfuge surrounding young Germain's insane mission. Just as Markham looks like making headway, the unexpected arrival of a ghost from his past overturns everything and the fight is on again
Broken Harbour by Tana French( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dublin dead : a novel by Gerard O'Donovan( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Detective Inspector Mike Mulcahy takes on a case involving a Dublin gangster's murder, while reporter Siobhan Fallon investigates clues surrounding a suspicious suicide story, and turns to Mulcahy for help
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