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D.R. Bailey's new novel tackles corruption and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church
Bailey continues in a humorous vein, but which also continues to touch on the raw nerves of abuse as this new investigation reveals a new web of deceit and murder to be discovered. Bailey also gives us the gripping account of the murder trial ensuing from the first book, and we are left wondering who the real villains of the piece really are. Bailey gives us enough moral ambiguity to make up our own minds which side of the fence we are on, or not. Continuing to hit home, on Church abuse, Bailey issues some graphic but believable accounts from the characters in his prose. His skill is to produce well fleshed out characters which readers have already grown to love and will continue to do so in this reprise. At times readers may find Bailey's novels a little racy, and for this writer, all areas sexuality and gender are never off limits. It is a novel which can appeal to people of all persuasions and will continue engaging readers from start to finish. Bailey's excellent novels deserve a wider audience and we are sure will find a home with readers in Ireland and many other countries.
Extracts from recent reviews of The Confessional Killings have given Bailey's novels a big thumbs up:
5* - "I honestly think you can gauge a writer's genuine fondness for his characters when you move through their stories - it's a depth that is intrinsic rather than forced or overthought and I really feel that here. Aside from a cracking story, you become engaged by the protagonists and just want to know more about them ...no hesitation in recommending this to anyone
who revels in good storytelling."
5* - "The story is dark, but it's real, I like that. It deals with the harsh reality of child abuse and household violence and how those can affect a child …the interesting characters kept me turning the pages."
5* - "…the author does a great job of creating characters that we care about and will want to follow in their further adventures. Overall, a satisfying read for fans of thoughtful mystery looking for a new detective series."
5* - "There's not much here not to love. This book fits like an old gumshoe but with a modern flair. Here we have a bold conflict, lots of mystery, terribly all-too-human characters, and an all-encompassing air of moral ambiguity. Flitting between the details of a raw investigation and the risqué nature of the crimes and subjects it walks a fine line but never comes off cheesy or insincere."
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D.R. Bailey was raised in a family of bibliophiles. From an early age, he developed eclectic tastes in fiction including; SciFi, Romance, Crime, and the Classics. Some of his favourite authors remain, Gerald Durrell, Jane Austen, Peter James, Ellis Peters, and Isaac Asimov. At the age of eleven, he wrote his first fictional story about his toy teddy bear clan. Since then he has gone on to have some of his non-fiction article published in magazines and also a fictional crime series. He has engaged in several different careers and says that these life experiences have all contributed greatly to his penchant for storytelling. Bailey has now penned his debut full-length crime novel, which is a genre he is particularly fond of.