Witty and high-class, this beautifully-paced contemporary mystery is set in Dublin’s law courts where a judge is murdered in his chambers. Politics enters along with the police, as does high-handed discrimination, the search for a mysterious blond male, an unexpected romance and yet another killing. Red herrings are dragged through, postures struck, and an unlikely scenario reveals itself. No spoilers here; you’ll have to read this little gem to get the plot. Totally enjoyable, a complete pleasure to read and savor. I hope author Nugent sends more of these highly-polished little gems our way. A 5.