Blue Tango by Eoin McNamee

Recently I have also read Eoin Mcnamee’s gripping novel Blue Tango. It tells the true story of the murder of Patricia Curran in 1952, who was the daughter of an Irish judge, and was found stabbed 37 times in the early hours of 13 November 1952 in the Northern Irish village of Whiteabbey

 

At the time the story made front page news for almost a year, An Englishman stationed at a nearby RAF base was eventually arrested for the crime and then tried on circumstantial evidence. It was only recently that his original conviction was overturned and he was finally released. The real killer of 19-year-old Patricia Curran was never caught and Blue Tango is the tantalising fictional reading of the case.