Hauling Like A Brooligan

Stephen Gallagher

The Painted Bride – 2007

Stephen Gallagher’s tense melodrama (is) spun from the mysterious disappearance of auto dealer Frank Tanner’s wife Carol, the stalled police investigation into Frank’s possible guilt – and the complications ensuing from the obsessive actions of Carol’s burnt-out, former drug-taking younger sister Molly, who knows Frank did away with his wife, and devotes her dwindling energies to protecting the children now in his care and bringing him to justice.

The Washington Post

Cold-blooded murders follow in the race to the climax. Chalk up another winner – brief, merciless and punchy – for Gallagher.

Publishers Weekly
Paperback cover of The Painted Bride, showing an arresting young woman of corpselike demeanour
The Painted Bride Stephen Gallagher Paperback: 200 pages £7.99 Publisher: The Brooligan Press (16 Nov. 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1999920708 ISBN-13: 978-1999920708