Reviews & mentions

“I must issue a severe warning: WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK WHILE HUNGRY. Otherwise you’ll find yourself listening to a growling stomach, while staring disconsolately into your fridge, wishing for Arnaud, Moss and Colley to turn up at the door in Tintin (read the book to find out what Tintin is) and rustle you up some perfect tellines de camargue… My feeling is that if Kinky Friedman were Irish he might well turn out to be Mel Healy.”
Victoria Blake, author of the Sam Falconer crime series, on Ghost Flight
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A great fun detective story set firmly in Stoneybatter. Highly recommended.”
– Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver, on Another Case in Cowtown
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Mel Healy’s third novel [Ghost Flight] in his Moss Reid PI series is easily his best yet. A deceptive slow-burner, it opens out from a standard missing person case to a thrilling chase, with powerful reflections on drones and secret warfare, the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, and flawed memories.
– “Best Overall Crime Novel 2015”, Crime Fiction Ireland
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 I have to admit I am not normally a fan of humour in a mystery but Mel kept me turning the page and wanting to get to the end. [Ghost Flight is] a well-written mystery with an Irish flair.
Crime Book Club
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A classy mystery set towards the end of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger economic boom that moves from Dublin to Languedoc in France to Fermanagh with effortless ease.
Michael Foley on Ghost Flight
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“Private investigator Moss Reid is an appealing character and, along with the sense of place and the pacing and asides, he’s the key ingredient to Another Case in Cowtown. Healy captures the atmosphere and habits of Dublin, with some nice observations, and the story drifts along, with the occasional tangent that often involves food… a pleasant and entertaining read.”
– Rob Kitchin of A View from the Blue House, on Another Case in Cowtown
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“A powerful debut… Not so much a gore fest so much as a food fest. Refreshingly different Irish crime fiction with a sharp political edge.”
– Sandy McAlister in the River Orchard Review, on Another Case in Cowtown
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“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this was an interesting take on the humdrum private eye.”
– Sean Harrington on Amazon, on Another Case in Cowtown
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“The plotline is great and it moves along at a good pace. I loved the character of Moss Reid. It’s also great to read a book set in Dublin and all the references to places around the city.”
– Anne Lanigan on Amazon, on Another Case in Cowtown
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