The Ghosts of Belfast: Book summary and reviews of The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville

The Ghosts of Belfast

by Stuart Neville

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The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
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Fegan has been a "hard man," an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders.

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"Starred Review. [A] stunning debut...this is not only an action-packed, visceral thriller but also an insightful insider’s glimpse into the complex political machinations and networks that maintain the uneasy truce in Northern Ireland." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Sharp prose places readers in this pitiless place and holds them there. Harsh and unrelenting crime fiction, masterfully done." - Kirkus Reviews

"Neville's debut novel is tragic, violent, exciting, plausible, and compelling...The Ghosts of Belfast is dark, powerful, insightful, and hard to put down." - Booklist

"Starred Review. The buzz around this novel is well deserved and readers will be anticipating the next book in the series." - Library Journal

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Art Gage

Outstanding Thriller
This book keeps the reader to a history lesson and a gripping tale of terror, and will be hard to put down once you start reading. Intelligently written, and sound historical setting. Well worth reading!

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Stuart Neville Author Biography

Stuart Neville's debut novel, The Ghosts of Belfast (published in the UK as The Twelve), won the Mystery/Thriller category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was picked as one of the top crime novels of 2009 by both the New York Times and the LA Times. He has been shortlisted for various awards, including the MWA Edgar, CWA Dagger, Theakstons Old Peculier Novel of the Year, Barry, Macavity, Dilys awards, as well as the Irish Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year.

He has since published nine more critically acclaimed books, two of which were under the pen name Haylen Beck. In 2020, Soho Press will publish his first short story collection, The Traveller and Other Stories.

Stuart's novels have been translated into various languages, including German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, ...

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