I have just read Ken Bruen's novel Priest [review to be posted in next few days] and I think I will tuck it away from sight just in case. I have visions of one of the "Holy Dusters" the little Irish ladies, who volunteer to clean the local Catholic Church dropping in, seeing Priest, and exclaiming "Oh! a religious book can I borrow it!"
I might have to spring across the room and rip it from their hands. On the other hand listening to these Irish ladies it is pretty clear that they understand that Ireland has changed, and that the new wealth has not brought happiness to everyone.
The Celtic Tiger has a fierce appetite, which is great for the inspiration and plots it gives crime writers, but not so good for the victims.
The suicide of young men has been called the Irish Disease, so perhaps the "Holy Dusters" might nod their heads in agreement with Jack Taylor, and his creator Ken Bruen.