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Court Reporter is Main Character in New Crime Novel

Fiona Gartland, from Drumcondra, has been working with The Irish Times for 13 years, covering many trials at the Criminal Courts of Justice. ‘In The Court’s Hands’ is the first instalment of her three-book deal with Poolbeg Press. The lead character is a stenographer (a person who works in a courtroom and transcribes spoken words by typing them into a steno machine). Beatrice Barrington witnesses a meeting between the defendant in the criminal case she’s working on and a woman who later contacts a member of the jury. Still trying to deal with a difficult past, Beatrice is pulled into a world of deception, danger and blackmail. Helped by her friend, she is in a race against time to find the truth behind the death of the jurywoman before the trial collapses and more people die. Fiona, who began her.....MORE

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