In Death in a Dacron Sail, Mary Noonan becomes a private patient of Rhe’s, when Rhe is put on unpaid leave from the hospital following her beating by a patient. Mary is a grandmotherly type, chipper, bright, and energetic, capable of doing many things for herself, but she’s become forgetful lately and isn’t eating. She is quintessentially Irish, with apple-pink cheeks and a round face, and speaks with a brogue. She also likes to cook and tantalizes Rhe with her soda bread and biscuits. Mary also provides Rhe with a pivotal clue, which leads to her discovery of what happened to her childhood friend Deirdre, who disappeared when Rhe was eleven.
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