Win a Free Copy of “Death on Clare Island”

Win Bundle of Over 50 Books I am excited to say I’ve contributed “Death on Clare Island: A County Mayo Cozy Mystery” the first book in the Star O’Brien, amateur sleuth, series to a book giveaway this week. The contest begins this morning at 10:00 a.m. and ends on May 12. Winners of the giveaway,Continue reading “Win a Free Copy of “Death on Clare Island””

Meet me in Westport, County Mayo

I’ve been dreaming of gathering Star O’Brien fans together for a trip to County Mayo, Ireland and a visit to many of the places in the series. But alas travel to the Emerald Isle is still not recommended by the CDC. So since we cannot make a trip to County Mayo right now, I haveContinue reading “Meet me in Westport, County Mayo”

What is your favorite mystery podcast?

Reading is still my number one favorite pastime. But when I’m on a long walk or in a doctor’s office waiting room, I love to put in my earplugs and listen to an interview of a mystery author. I recently discovered a search engine for podcasts that you might not know about: https://www.listennotes.com. This isContinue reading “What is your favorite mystery podcast?”

Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense?

Are you a mystery, thriller, or suspense reader? And, why should you care? It matters when you go to online book sellers to purchase your paperback book. If you are looking for a paperback mystery and mistakenly purchase a book that’s been categorized as a thriller or suspense novel, you might be a disappointed reader.Continue reading “Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense?”

Happy and Merry Christmas

Is it Happy or Merry Christmas? Here in the United States we wish a “merry”. Oftentimes in Ireland, I hear “happy”. 2020 has been a tough year for me and many of my friends and family. But today has been a day of peaceful reflection and gratitude. A day of thankfulness that we are allContinue reading “Happy and Merry Christmas”