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Ever Decreasing Circles

Recently I discovered a composer/sound engineer working in my town and asked him to create a musical track for video trailers for my books. He did a great job. But when I saw the equipment and the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software he was using I just had to get my hands on it. It’s […]

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 […]

von Manstein

WW2 – A Famous German General

While writing my WW2 books, I had to come up with names for various characters, Gestapo men, members of the SS and so on. It was important to give these Nazis appropriate names. My editor objected to the name Stein that I had selected for one of the characters in the second book. She said […]

Officer and a Spy

Book Review – An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

I recently finished reading An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris, and I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a book. It tells the story of Alfred Dreyfus, found guilty of espionage in 1895 France and of Georges Picquart who uncovers the truth. Harris describes it as a thriller, and […]

Bone Donor

Book Review – The Awkward Detective: The Bone Donor

One of my favorite authors, Wright Forbucks, has published an amazing new novella. Wright specializes in dark humor and he does an amazing job. I have read and loved all of his books, but this, his latest one, is a winner. The story revolves around Jason, a young man in love. The object of his […]