Houdini's Handcuffs

Police Inspector or Private Eye

  The two novels in my Irish detective series both feature an Irish police detective, called DI Ben Jordan. Before I started writing the first book, Houdini’s Handcuffs, I had to choose whether my main character would be a private detective or a policeman. I decided on a police inspector. Looking back, I’ve tried to […]

Kerry Baby Grave

The Kerry Babies – How a Murder Squad Lost the Plot

In 1983 the body of a newborn baby boy was discovered on a beach in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. The baby had been stabbed several times. A fertiliser bag was found nearby. The police began a search for the mother and quickly identified a potential suspect in Joanne Hayes, a young unmarried woman living on a […]