Gerry Adams: grievances, spies, spooks and the lies
In accusing others of lying about his party, Adams misrepresented an old man
I had an invigorating few days in Indiana last week, talking about crime fiction at a convention for writers and readers, and at a university, talking about the stark problems facing Europe.
The world of crime readers and writers is full of good cheer and laughter and while the discussion about Europe with a different audience was serious, I was heartened by the wide perspective of Americans and their inveterate optimism about the future.
Then, midweek, I got back home and, catching up on Irish news, was in a world of recriminations and grievances and victimhood as I watched a recording of Gerry Adams addressing the Dail on Tuesday.