Monthly Archives: August 2012

Novel

Well, after announcing I was writing a crime fiction novel, I have done little or nothing in the way of actual writing. I could make excuses, some here’s my best one. About 18 months ago I approached a leading book … Continue reading

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Parole Board

I’ve done a number of pieces recently on the relatively little-known workings of a key agency within the Department of Justice. The Parole Board reviews cases of prisoners who are serving long sentences. After doing eight years they are entitled … Continue reading

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If I Never See You Again

After finishing Mick Clifford’s book, someone handed me a copy of Niamh O’Connor’s If I Never See You Again (Transworld Ireland). It was her first novel and she has gone on to write a couple other books in the same … Continue reading

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Ghost Town

Ghost Town (Hachette Ireland) is Mick Clifford’s first foray into fiction. A noted journalist and commentator, Mick has written a number of non-fiction books. For me, this is a pulp crime novel. The hard-boiled lines and characters are all there … Continue reading

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First post

I’m writing my first crime novel. There, I said it. Well, wrote it. It’s been in me for many years now and I started properly about a year ago, after my wife got me a present of a course in … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you … Continue reading

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