August 18, 2022

Hello Friends who Read for Enjoyment,
As I have been lazily dozing through Summer, I have recently been snapped to alertness by
several somewhat testy emails basically saying, “you blockhead! Where’s our latest book
letter?” Well I guess a brief mea culpa may be in order since everyone’s subscription
agreement (wait, there is one?) suggests bookletters every three months. Whatever. Here we
And one other mini excuse is that quite honestly the books that have come out on best-seller
lists, etc. over the past several months, at least to me have been pretty woeful. But fear not, as
the saying goes “Even a blind pig finds a truffle” and guess what? I have found a few truffles.
Some authors, NEW NEW, to the bookletter and then some true gems from long-standing
favorites. First , the NEW

Max Allan Collins – Road to Perdition (movie)
– Road to Purgatory
– Road to Paradise
Major discovery alert!!! This guy Max Collins is truly special. How he has hidden from me for all
these years I do not know. He’s “only” written about 70 books, including several different
series and then these three absolute gems. This might be a good opportunity to answer a
question many of you have asked over the years…”Brendan, how do you come up with these
authors and titles?” Well, actually many ways but this experience was pretty interesting. As
I’ve mentioned many times, I have long loved the Strand Bookstore here in NYC located on 12th
Street and Broadway. It’s been in business probably 75 years. (And NO, I was not there on
opening day). There has rarely been a time when I did not wander the shelves and not find
some unanticipated gem. And that is precisely what happened this time.

So there I am in the Mystery section, aimlessly poking my way along when a book titled Road to
Purgatory by Max Allan Collins captures my attention. I vaguely remember someone, I think it
was Charlie S, mentioning this author’s name. So, I pluck the book off the shelf, look it over,
perfect condition, seven bucks, whatever – and then read the first few pages and immediately

I’m sucked in. Brilliant writing about the Battle of Bataan, World War II. Take it home, read it
and Bingo..Superb. Absolutely superb. And as I’m reading it, I realize this is the second book in
a trilogy which actually started with the movie “Road to Perdition” released in 2002 starring no
less than Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Craig etc. It’s about
gangsters in the 1930’s. How did I not go see this movie? I still can’t understand it. More on
that later. And then of course, predictably I quickly scurried onto and scooped up a
copy of the final volume, Road to Paradise.

Before getting into the details of the storyline, let me quote Mickey Spillane (who better to
comment on crime novels?). As Mickey says, “Max Allan Collins goes the Godfather and The
Sopranos one better by spinning a compelling yarn involving the REAL gangsters of 20th century
America. The ride on this road just gets better and better…and wilder!” and Mickey does not
lie. I just loved this trilogy. The two books and the movie follow the adventures of young
Michael O’Sullivan, son of gangster-man, Michael O’Sullivan, Sr. who worked for the Mob. The
real Mob. As their #1 hit man, known as the Angel of Death. We encounter Al Capone, Frank
Nitti, Elliott Ness (hopefully, you’re old enough to remember that great show, “The
Untouchables”) and assorted other bad boys of the era. In the first volume (actually the
movie), Michael is 10 years old, living a normal life in Rock Island, Illinois . Then the Mob turns
against Michael Sr.(tries to kill him) and all is upended. Father and son take off, seeking
revenge, robbing Mob banks etc, with Michael now ten, becoming his father’s get away driver
Michael’s upbringing is unusual shall we say.

In The Road to Purgatory we open with Michael O’Sullivan now named Michael Satariano, the
name of the family he had been adopted by after his own father died. Now this Michael is no
longer the 10-year-old kid but rather he is a battle-hardened US Army Infantryman in Bataan
where he earns the first Medal of Honor given in World War II. Michael returns a hero to the
United States and then under his new identity begins to wreak revenge on those who betrayed
his family so badly. And then in book three, The Road to Paradise, Michael is again the hero,
this time running a very successful casino in Tahoe and Las Vegas for the mob. Who have not
yet connected that Michael Satariano is indeed Michael O’Sullivan, Jr. In any event, bad stuff
happens yet again, and Michael and family have to move on rapidly.
I suspect I’m not doing this trilogy justice. I’m trying to describe a movie and 2 great books.

But back to the Mickey Spillane quote, this whole trilogy is really a bit of a mash up of The
Godfather and The Sopranos with a ton of The Untouchables thrown in as well. We bounce
from Chicago to the Philippines to Vegas. We intermingle real life characters from history
including Sinatra, Sam Giancana, the McGuire Sisters (remember them) ,Frank Nitti with
imagined characters who totally live up to the standards of the real-life characters. I would
suggest if this does intrigue you, you dig out on Netflix (for free by the way) the movie “The
Road to Perdition”. Just a great movie to begin with. And then that tees you up for Book 2 and
Book 3. Just immensely readable books as was The Godfather and also books which provide a
remarkable mini-history definitely from a bad-boy perspective of the US from the 1930’s
through the 40’s, World War II and on. I genuinely love these. Don’t know how they escaped
my attention for all these years. Wonderfully written, great stories.

Kate Quinn —The Diamond Eye
As the flyleaf says, “based on a true story this is an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet
bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper.” How can that not intrigue you?
Kate Quinn is another one of these authors who has written several extremely successful books
largely historical in nature, ranging from ancient Rome to World War II and I’ve somehow
never come across her. This was a great introduction. The heroine ,“a wry, bookish history
student, Mila Pavlochenko”, is snatched from her dull library job, thrust into the Russian army
as the Germans invade and who then transforms herself into a deadly sniper who becomes a
lethal hunter of Nazis known as “Lady Death.” After 300 kills, she becomes a national heroine
of Russia and is dispatched to the United States on a goodwill tour (I guess different times
precipitate different criteria…can you imagine today??). In any event, she winds up in
Washington, DC, becomes a great pal of Eleanor Roosevelt ,and also connects with another
sniper. Intrigue abounds, assorted “baddies” in the Washington establishment ( rare)
seek to create trouble for her and ..bang…we have is a great novel with authentic battlefield
scenes in WWII Russia, political intrigue in Washington and a remarkable human story about a
highly unlikely candidate to be someone who significantly impacts world events. One other
thing you can count on from Kate Quinn … she really is a history nut and devotes much
attention to the veracity of the historical details she presents. First recommended by Paige on
the West Coast.

William P. Barr —One Damn Thing After Another
Wait!! What is this doing in my mystery bookletter? Not only is it not a mystery, it is a book
about politics which yours truly vehemently refuses to read. So why this one? Well let me start
with Barr himself. I do like the guy. I confess that right up front. And as you would see if you
read the book, he’s kind of equal opportunity pisser-off-er. What has always caught my eye
about him is he does seem to say things that are based on common sense and the law. I’m sure
some will disagree…fair enough. But if you do want a wonderfully written, very easy to read
ramble through growing up in New York City, going to law school and then having a very long,
distinguished career as Attorney General to two Presidents,…. through some pretty fascinating
periods of history..this is it. He played a key role in investigating Pan Am Flight 103, in the Gulf
War, the Serbian Crisis, Iran Contra and then onto Russia-Gate, the Mueller Report, etc. etc.
Just fascinating stuff honestly. And I would say pretty much without an agenda. But again,
some might disagree.
There are tons of great quotes from the book by Barr but I’ll just give you two that kind of
capture the man from my perspective. When talking about crime Barr says, “I was so convinced
that most predatory violent crime was committed by a small group of chronic offenders who
continue committing crime whenever they’re out on the streets the only sure way of reducing
violent street crime is to keep these chronic offenders off the street by making them serve the
long prison sentences they deserve.” Makes sense to me. And then the second quote which
kind of sums up his experience through many many years in government service is “We live in a
time when people, especially the country’s most educated and influential people are more
attached to self-serving narratives than to factual truth.” Amen. And he’s not saying that about
Democrats or about Republicans or about Independents. He’s talking about all of them. An
unusual recommendation for this bookletter but honestly, I thought it was terrific.

Graham Norton —Holding
Every once in a while, this bookletter (ie. me) turns up some little nugget that nobody has ever
heard of and maybe never will again. This one of those. The author, Graham Norton is actually
a quite well-known fellow in the UK principally as host of a comedy talk show. He has written
some other books, but this is his first mystery. The setting is the remote Irish village of
Duneen which as the flyleaf says “ has known little drama and its inhabitants are troubled.
Sergeant P.J. Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of two, Brid Riordan hasn’t
always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total
waste.” Well now. Human remains unexpectedly turn up and the village’s dark past come to
light. But make no mistake, this is not a dark, horror story’s actually quite lively and as the
flyleaf says, “it’s comic, touching and at times profoundly sad.” But it won’t make you sad.
One example of the writing …“Mairead Gallagher stepped in front of the altar in a dress that
would have been more appropriate for the Oscars than an amateur musical evening in Duneen
Presumably the desired effect of having so much skin on show was to be sexy, but in the stony
chill of St. Michael’s chapel, it just made men and women alike wonder how cold she must be.”
In sum, a most enjoyable “little mystery in an interesting part of the world.” And of course, you
don’t have to be Irish to get this one at all. And one tip, as you will not be finding this in your
local Barnes & Noble, I stumbled upon a rather incredible book source based in the UK. It is and they seem to have everything. Not unlike alibris here. Very modestly
priced and even shipping to the US is quite cheap. Who else provides you service like this?

Sir Ian Hamilton Fate

First..true confession. I absolutely love Hong Kong. From my very first visit there in 1978 to a
subsequent visit in the late 1990’s to several visits during the 2000’s culminating in my last visit
in 2019 just before COVID. It’s just a magnificent city and I hope kind of against hope that it will
continue to be so. If you are at all a Hong Kong nut or even just a bit intrigued with that part of
the world this is a fabulous series for you. If you are not, maybe not. But could be worth a try
to maybe read one. The three novels comprise a series titled “The Lost Decades of Uncle Chow
Tung” all written by Ian Hamilton, a renowned expert and fan of Hong Kong. Book One begins
in June 1959 as the young Chow Tung and some companions slip into the waters between the
Republic of China and the then quite independent Hong Kong. And he and some of them
successfully swim to freedom to a future life in Hong Kong. Over time Chow Tung becomes
involved with the Triads, which play such a large role in Hong Kong and for ten years we
observe as he works his way up through the organization and at the same time, we experience
street level life in Hong Kong. Then in 1969 the Dragon Head of the Fanling Triad has died, and
a struggle commences to replace him. Totally unexpectedly Chow Tung assumes the role and
Uncle Chow Tung takes charge. Book Two begins in May 1981 and we observe the Fanling
Triad now under the leadership of Uncle Chow Tung begin to greatly expand its business
engagements into a heretofore strictly out-of-bounds, China, as Premier Deng Xiaoping breaks
precedent and set up Special Economic Zones. Apropos of nothing, my favorite Deng Xiaoping
quote is “it doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white; if it catches mice, it is a good cat’. (where’s
Deng now that we need him )
Then in volume three, we fast-forward to Hong Kong 1995 which of course is two years prior to
when Hong Kong is to be returned to the People’s Republic of China. Historically, the Triads
were relentlessly hunted by the Communist government and therefore had very little business
in Mainland China. And obviously concerns in the Hong Kong triads are all about what’s going
to happen with the Communists take over. Uncle Chow Tung has companies in China and this
volume is all about how things unfold to ensure the continuing success of the Fanling Triad.

I’ve not done a brilliant job of capturing how these books read. I’ve turned them more into
seemingly a history of the Hong Kong Triads as opposed to a remarkable everyday look into
what life was like in Hong Kong in each of these three connected eras. If you enjoy a book
which inserts you into everyday street life, into local culture and mores, into restaurants and
meals, into political debates, into personal relationships, into crime strategies and actually
even some business management techniques these are truly ones to read. That said, you
probably should be at least a little intrigued by Hong Kong. And the lead character, Uncle Chow
Tung is one of the more engaging guys I’ve ever read about. All fiction but remarkably well
documented and accurate.

Ajay Chowdhury —The Waiter
Okay, okay you’ve been waiting for it. The requisite “Indian book”. Although this is a bit
different. As our longtime favorite Abir Mukherjee says, “From the mean streets of Kol Kata
(Calcutta to many of us) to the kitchens of Brick Lane, this is a rip-roaring mystery.” And it is. I
wouldn’t rate it as high as our pal Mukherjee’s own books, but this is the first in a new series
and a very interesting premise. Our lead character, Homicide Sub-Inspector Kamil Rahman
opens in our story as the designated lead Inspector in a very high-profile homicide in Kol Kata,
India. We quickly learn that things have not gone well in that high profile case and as a result
he has left Kol Kata three months ago in disgrace, winding up in London working as a waiter in a
relative’s restaurant in Brick Lane. Subsequently, a very high-profile murder occurs in London
and despite the fact that Kamil is no longer a detective with no badge whatsoever, he gets
involved in trying to solve it. Predictable interactions occur and as the whole story unfolds each
chapter bounces from about three months prior in Kol Kata to current time in London. Sounds
complicated but it’s not. And wonder of wonder, could there possibly be some connectivity
between the two events. Lots of inside “Indian stuff” including much Indian food, expressions
and even a bit of current history. However, this is not like other Indian books which go back to
the time of Ghandi or even into the early 19th century when India per se was really the central

David McCluskey–Damascus Station
Quick caveat.. Another author, David Downing, has written seven well-known and well
regarded novels, all with the word “Station” in their title, all of which take place in and around
Berlin during World War II. This is not that “Station”. Not at all. This is by David McCluskey and
takes place in current day Syria and is about a CIA case officer, Sam Joseph, who is dispatched
to Paris to recruit a Syrian official, Marian Haddad. Very realistic spy stuff here. And a guy who
clearly knows of what he speaks. I was amused by the book jacket quote from our super

favorite pal, Jack Carr who said “I am shocked the CIA publication review board allowed David
McCluskey’s Damascus Station to see the light of day. Read it now before it is banned.” And
then as long as I’m on a roll with quotes, on the front cover we have none other than General
David Petraeus saying, “The best spy novel I have ever read.” Quite honestly, it really is a
goodie. If you’re intrigued with CIA stuff, with Syria, with the Middle East, with endless
betrayals and shenanigans with a very real view of history and world topics today, this one’s up
your alley. I love still another quote off the cover, “Set against the back-drop of a Syria pulsing
with fear and rebellion, Damascus Station is a gripping thriller that offers a tested portrayal of
espionage, love, loyalty and betrayal in one of the most difficult CIA assignments on the
planet.” So there. I do think this is many steps above the “ordinary” spy novels one comes
across these days. There’s an authenticity here that is unusual and the writing is superb.

So much for authors new to the bookletter. Now some excellent new work from our favorites:

Don Winslow –City on Fire
Anyone who has read almost any bookletter over the past ten years knows what a nut I am
about Don Winslow. He’s one of the best writers in the world. His best work was the three
books on the Cartels and the best of those was the first one, The Power of the Dog. If you have
not read that, you really should. My second favorite book of his was a one-off some years ago
titled The Winter of Frankie Machine. What a great read. HOWEVER, this ain’t those. This is
the first in a brand new Winslow trilogy and it is about as far away from Mexico as you can get,
namely Providence, Rhode Island. Surprisingly, sleepy little Providence has been quite a hotbed
of Mob activity for many years. Extending even into the statehouse, etc. True. So a perfect
setting for Winslow. And at its heart, this book is about two criminal gangs, the Irish and the
Italians (well now there’s something new) and how they battle back and forth to take control
of this lucrative criminal empire. The lead character on the Irish side, Danny Ryan (no relation,
but clearly a cool dude) strives for a more legitimate life but hasn’t the heart to move on from
the life of crime. The action spreads from Providence to the glittering streets of Hollywood to
the casinos of Las Vegas. To be very honest, this is not Winslow-esque in the sense of the earlier
books I referenced. This book is to me, more like Mario Puzo’s, The Godfather. It’s a mob crime
book. With lots more besides, but fundamentally, that’s what it’s about. Super easy to read
and most enjoyable. Highly recommend it. After all, it is a Winslow. And one last “caution”…
Winslow suggests that City on Fire is a “contemporary Iliad, a saga that’s been for generations a
towering achievement of storytelling genius.” Well, I actually read the Iliad back in high school
and frankly I like this better. He also references comparisons to the Aeneid, which I had the
misfortune to read in Latin. Again, I like this one better.

David Handler The Man Who Couldn’t Miss
The Man in the White Linen Suit
The Man Who Wasn’t All There

Now hopefully, you remember my over-the-top recommendation of David Handler from my last
bookletter when I wrote about The Lady in the Silver Cloud. Remember the wealthy older lady
that was murdered in her Central Park West apartment possibly because in long-ago days, she
had been a “hat-check girl” at the Copacabana and had a “connection” to Albert Anastasia. I
loved that book and these three are very much in the same genre. All three feature Stuart Hoag
the struggling novelist, ghost-writer, and very definitely part-time private eye. Along with his
faithful, but cowardly, Basset Hound, Lulu. I do just love this series. You don’t have to read
them in order. They’re fun to read, they’re light, there are no blood-soaked Swedish bodies on
the tundra and are very much of today.. No need to get into the specific plots of these three.
Pick up any one and you will enjoy it. I did particularly enjoy a quote from Stuart, every bit an
NYC CPW guy as he is staying at their country house near Lyme, CT. He goes out of necessity to
a local Walmart. He muses, “it was the standard, cheerless, windowless, dimly lit gulag of a
warehouse. Whenever I walk inside of a Walmart, I’m convinced we didn’t win the Cold War.
There were surveillance cameras everywhere, racks of cheap, utilitarian merchandise
manufactured in a giant sweatshop in some impoverished land somewhere across the globe.
The employees were so slack-jawed and dead-eyed that I swore they had been lobotomized.
And then there was the smell of those sweaty hotdogs that had been going round and round on
the rotating electric grill in the snack bar for the last 7 or 8 hours. I wonder where they’re
originally from. I wonder what is in them. Actually, no I didn’t.” If this kind of funny take,
albeit a bit snooty, tickles your funny bone, there are lots more… and the “mysteries” are very
very entertaining .
Moving on from Handler, the following long admired authors and series should be quite familiar
to you and thus will receive minimal verbiage from me:

Jack Carr In the Blood
Book five in this great series that started with The Terminal List featuring ex-Navy Seal
Commander, James Reese. Another lad who can essentially kill you with any digit but who also
has a seriously good brain and seriously understands the need for “accountability and
retribution.” Here, now back in U.S. government good graces he teams up with CIA and the
Mossad to provide another excellent “thriller” read. The series is on Prime starring Chris Pratt
who has described his character, James Reese as “one rowdy Mother F-er.” True.

Mick Herron Bad Actors
Volume #8 in what probably is one of my all-time favorite series and definitely, “most favorite”
in the espionage/thriller genre.. The series is referred to as the “Slough House” novels and has
progressed with many wonderful continuing characters to now volume eight. Here, in brief,, a
scandal erupts in MI-5 centering around First Desk Lady Diana Taverner. Moscow intelligence
dabbles in and of course who is to the rescue but Jackson Lamb (fiction’s least politically correct
character in the last 10 years) and the rest of the nerdowells of Slough House. Great stuff.

Jonathan Harries The Bodyguard of Sarawak
Yes, Jonathan is one of my best pals. (“You gotta problem with that?”) This is the third volume
in Jonathan’s “family saga of dubious veracity.” The underlying premise is that for the last
2,000 years members of Jonathan’s family have been designated as assassins using a “Sika,” (a
particularly nasty knife) to rid the world of seriously naughty bad folk. These are funny books;
they are astoundingly historically and geographically sound and seriously entertaining. They
really are excellent, and I would certainly start with volume One titled The Tailor of Riga. Next
was The Corrupt Salesman from Baghdad and now here we are in Sarawak, Indonesia. And
there are more to come. If you’re looking for a really cool, under-the -radar, superbly written
little series that won’t bust your brain and will definitely leave you more knowledgeable than
when you started and also with several good chuckles, go find these. I know they’re on
Amazon. Get one and tell me I’m wrong.

Alan Parks May God Forgive
Book Five in the Harry McCoy series all taking place in the 1970’s in Glasgow, Scotland. Harry is
a true old-school cop not always viewed with love and admiration by the mucky mucks of
Glasgow PD or local Pols. Whatever. Here Glasgow is a city mourning an arson attack that has
left five dead and no one is behind bars. The pressure is mounting. Can Harry come to the
rescue? Duh. Again, if you’re looking for a tidy little collection of five wonderful books starting
with Bloody January and ending with this one, have at these.. Readily available, excellent
writing and much as I’ve never been to Glasgow, I feel like I have with these.

Anthony E. Horowitz With a Mind to Kill
Will there ever be a bookletter without Anthony Horowitz. Quite possibly not. The guy is just
so damn prolific and excellent. This is the 3rd in the James Bond trilogy written by him and
authorized by the Ian Fleming estate. We’re at M’s funeral, who’s missing but James Bond. Did
James actually kill M? Hmmm. Read on and see how this unfolds. If you’re at all a “Bond” nut,
and guess who is, this is just another wonderful little trilogy that’s fun to read and doesn’t leave
you wanting. Just to remind you the first two are Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day.

Caimh (pronounced Queeve) Mcdonnell Firewater Blues
Okay, big finish. You know I love this guy. He is insanely funny and yes, Irish and lots of inside
Irish stuff. But some of you who’ve read many of them have always responded that he is just a
great find. This is book six in what even McDonnell acknowledges is “the increasingly
inaccurate titled “Dublin Trilogy.” Several of the usual suspects are front and center ,starting
with Bunny McGarry, former Dublin hard-ass cop and man who regularly operates on the edge.
His 12-year-old, going on 37 side-kick Declan, and assorted other “characters” including “a band
of kick-ass nuns” who do very little other than totally send up the Guarda Siochana (the police
force in Ireland) to say nothing of politicians and other self-absorbed pomposities which
percolate throughout Ireland and South Dublin. If you haven’t delved into this series, you really
should go back and start with the first volume, A Man with One of Those Faces. I beg you to
read one of this series. They really really are great crime stories but outrageously funny. You
will laugh a lot.
And so at last we come to the end of THE BOOKS. Now a few television observations:

Slow Horses
Well, I can’t believe this will surprise anybody. This is the first television season of as I

described above, my all-time favorite spy series by Mick Herron. It really is terrifically well-
done. I will admit a little complicated in episode One but the rest is just excellent. Stick with it.

And who better to be Jackson Lamb, the slovenly staggeringly politically incorrect but
absolutely cool ring-leader of the failed spies at Slough House than Gary Oldman. And in a
remarkable twist, guess who plays George Smiley in the move “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”. To
say nothing of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” What a great actor. And he is surrounded
by tons of talent in this wonderful version of “Slow Horses.”

Peaky Blinders
The sixth and final season of “Peaky’ maintains the quality of this great show. As you may recall
it centers around a powerful criminal gang in Birmingham, England starting at about 1919 and
run by returning war hero, Thomas Shelby and his family. The cast is absolutely brilliant
starting with Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby and with Paul Anderson as his very naughty
brother and up until just this last season included the great Helen McCrory who played Polly
Gray, their sister. McCrory sadly, died of cancer just before the filming of season six. And was
missed. But season six was an absolute fitting culmination of this entire series. Much awarded
and recognized as terrific television. You will value subtitles !

The Terminal List
This is the new Amazon Prime thriller starring Christ Pratt and is based upon the novel of the
same name by Jack Carr. That novel is one of my favorite books of the last five years, and I do
think they have done a very good job of capturing the book in the film. U.S. Navy Seal
Lieutenant Commander James Reece has been betrayed in Afghanistan and his family has been
murdered. A very bad boy to do this to. And “The Terminal List” references the list he has made
of those people who have to “be accountable and retribute” for these deeds. I loved it. I don’t
think it was quite as good as the book honestly but if you didn’t read the book, or even if you
did, I think it’s tremendous entertainment.

Still one of the best shows on television. Originally on Amazon Prime, now Season Seven, titled
“Bosch Legacy” is on Amazon Freevee which includes ads (harumph). Based on the novels
written by Michael Connelly (in my view the single best writer in America today) and he is
heavily involved in this production as well. The seven seasons all revolve around Homicide
detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch of the LAPD. Although in season 7 he is now retired from
same. But they’re just wonderfully shot, brilliant music, brilliant casting, great writing so if
you’re at all in the mood for a good old-fashioned detective show that’s very contemporary,
this is the ticket.

The Irish Pub
Now this is a bit of a sleeper. It’s on Amazon Freevee (I know, I know, the sacrifices we make).
Nonetheless, this is a wonderful little show that takes you on a tour of pubs throughout Ireland,
no continuing narratives, no criminal activity….just a wonderful opportunity to literally
experience up close and personal many of the fascinating little pubs that dot Ireland. I think it’s
an hour and a half and I promise you won’t regret it. You will smile a lot It and you will want to
go have a pint of Guinness in one of these pubs asap.
Once again, thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed and if you’re inclined ,do send a little
bounce-back email saying you got the letter.

Enjoy. ……Brendan