Nigel Fitzgerald

Life
1906- , b. Cork, ed. Clongowes Wood and TCD; toured as actor with McMaster, served in WWII in Europe and Africa; wrote several pop. thrillers incl. Midsummer Malice (1953); The House is Falling (1955); Imagine a Man (1956); The Candles are All Out (1960); The Day of the Adder (1963). DIW IF2

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References
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore [Pt. 2] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985), gives details: b. Charleville, Co. Cork, 1906; novelist and critic; Clongowes and TCD; Law and Repertory theatre; detective novels with Irish setting. Midsummer (London: Collins 1953), 256pp. [detective with Superintendent Duffy; set Cahirmore, Co. Limerick, murder of aristocratic girl, found naked, Anglo-Irish Lady Ballybroghill well done (1953); The Rosy Pastor (London: Collins 1953), 192pp. [whodunit in West of Ireland, with Garda detective Superintendent and two actors concerned]; The House is Falling [Crime Club detective novel] (London: Collins 1955), 256pp. [Col. Cliffe-Barry of Cooline Manor, of planter stock, murders his wife and is himself assaulted by Brig. Poole-Casey; west of Ireland setting]; Suffer a Witch (1958), 256pp. [Superintendent Duffy in the West of Ireland, girl murdered]; The Student Body (London: Collins 1958) [TCD students murder a suspected spy, Duffy straightens things out] The Candles are All Out (1960) [Inishlahan and Invermore, west of Ireland, unravelled by ‘Alan’]; This Won’t Hurt You (1960) [macabre dentist murder unravelled by Superintendent Laud and Sg. Benson].

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