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The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley: A Novel
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A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob.

Paddy Buckley is a grieving widower who has worked for years for Gallagher’s, a long-established—some say the best—funeral home in Dublin. One night driving home after an unexpected encounter with a client, Paddy hits a pedestrian crossing the street. He pulls over and gets out of his car, intending to do the right thing. As he bends over to help the man, he recognizes him. It’s Donal Cullen, brother of one of the most notorious mobsters in Dublin. And he’s dead.

Shocked and scared, Paddy jumps back in his car and drives away before anyone notices what’s happened.

The next morning, the Cullen family calls Gallagher’s to oversee the funeral arrangements. Paddy, to his dismay, is given the task of meeting with the grieving Vincent Cullen, Dublin’s crime boss, and Cullen’s entourage. When events go awry, Paddy is plunged into an unexpected eddy of intrigue, deceit, and treachery.

By turns a thriller, a love story, and a black comedy of ill manners, The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley is a surprising, compulsively readable debut novel.
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05/12/2015
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Paddy Buckley is a grieving widower who has worked for years for Gallagher’s, a long-established—some say the best—funeral home in Dublin. One night driving home after an unexpected encounter with a client, Paddy hits a pedestrian crossing the street. He pulls over and gets out of his car, intending to do the right thing. As he bends over to help the man, he recognizes him. It’s Donal Cullen, brother of one of the most notorious mobsters in Dublin. And he’s dead.

Shocked and scared, Paddy jumps back in his car and drives away before anyone notices what’s happened.

The next morning, the Cullen family calls Gallagher’s to oversee the funeral arrangements. Paddy, to his dismay, is given the task of meeting with the grieving Vincent Cullen, Dublin’s crime boss, and Cullen’s entourage. When events go awry, Paddy is plunged into an unexpected eddy of intrigue, deceit, and treachery.

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      • source: "Jeremy Massey puts a fresh and intriguing spin on the Irish crime novel with the tale of an ordinary man drawn into a deadly conflict with a Dublin mob boss. The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley is both a cleverly constructed thriller and an...
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        Massey's intelligent and suspenseful debut novel finds Irish undertaker Paddy Buckley up to his silk-lined casket in trouble with his libido and conscience, while desperately dodging Dublin's most notorious crime boss, who wants to put Paddy in the ground with the rest of his customers. Paddy is a hapless undertaker at Gallagher's Funeral Directors whose life quickly becomes a series of messy disasters. As he carnally comforts an attractive widow, she suddenly drops dead, leaving Paddy scrambling to cover his tracks and save his career. Then while driving home late that night, preoccupied with the threat of professional scandal and disgrace, Paddy strikes and kills a pedestrian with his car. The dead man is Dublin gangster Donal Cullen, brother of Vincent Cullen, the most vicious criminal in Ireland. Paddy panics and flees the scene, fearing the vengeance of a sadistic thug. Now he has a dead widow and a dead gangster on his mind, and he is assigned to conduct the funeral arrangements for both without revealing his guilt. Paddy matches wits with the suspicious Vincent, who vows brutal revenge on his brother's killer. Scenes of dark comedy and ruthless brutality follow, as Paddy tries to keep both secrets and stay alive. A hilarious funeral home scam and a quirky dead body mix-up add to this exciting, morbid tale.

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      • content: This dark comedy, with a bit of a morbid streak, tells the story of a Dublin undertaker named Buckley who accidentally kills the brother of a notorious Irish mobster. The mob then uses Buckley's funeral home for the service, which plunges everyone into a thriller/comedy with enough twists and turns to keep things very interesting. Narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds does a great job with this audiobook. His gently lilting Irish brogue brings atmosphere and authenticity, and he also employs his voice to create tension and subtle characters. He uses emotion to keep the story moving, at times showing righteous anger and at other times, sadness and sympathy. He's especially effective at nailing the funny parts. The result is an engaging, quirky experience. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine
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