Friday, June 04, 2021

'The Final Game' by Caimh McDonnell

4 June 2021

Caimh McDonnell is a former stand-up comedian turned novelist. Having enjoyed ‘The Stranger Times’ - his comic novel which tells the story of a Manchester-based newspaper that reports on the paranormal (reviewed here in April 2021) I have been reading his earlier book ‘The Final Game’. This is a standalone crime novel but features characters from his Dublin Trilogy books. Set in Dublin it follows the members of a private detective agency as they try to work out whether a murder has been committed while simultaneously taking part in a bizarre series of ‘It’s a Knockout’ games to determine who will inherit the dead woman’s fortune. It’s very silly but enjoyable. Caimh McDonnell writes some very likeable characters and, in Jimmy and Phil, has created a lovely odd couple detective pairing.



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