‘Another Case in Cowtown’

Dublin, Ireland, summer 2013.
It’s the middle of a heatwave, and things are hotting up for Moss Reid.
He’s the kind of downscale private eye who likes to have the right priorities in life: eat, drink and investigate – in that order.
But the Stoneybatter sleuth has way too much on his plate this month: an adoption trace, a missing person, a couple of cheating spouses, a series of thefts at a top Dublin restaurant, and someone has nicked his laptop.
So what’s he doing sitting in an interrogation room, in an itchy boilersuit, being grilled (and boiled and finely diced) by the Murder Squad?

Another Case in Cowtown is the first in Mel Healy's series of Stoneybatter novels featuring PI Moss Reid.


"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 in A View from the Blue House

"A great fun detective story set firmly in Stoneybatter. Highly recommended."
- Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver

"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

"I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was an interesting take on the humdrum private eye."
- Sean Harrington on Amazon

Another Case in Cowtown (2013) by Mel Healy, 218 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1493679225
ISBN-10: 14993679228
Paperback: 5.0″ x 8.0″ (12.70 x 20.32 cm)