Best selling crime fiction

Crime fiction writer

Welcome to my website. If you like twisty detective stories with not too much blood and guts, then you've come to the right place!

The creator of the best selling Galway Homicide series comprised of 13 novels featuring Detective Inspector Mick Hays and Detective Sergeant Maureen Lyons, set in the beautiful scenery of Connemara in the West of Ireland. Best Sellers on Amazon at great prices.

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Murder by the Hidden


June 2022

It’s a fairly common ruse. Leave something in the road and lie in wait. An unwitting person stops and they are robbed, assaulted, snatched, or what have you. And this is exactly what happens to hotel worker Aofie Gilpin one morning on a quiet stretch of the west coast.

Except Aofie isn’t robbed. She is murdered and her body left, unceremoniously, in a field.
Detective Maureen Lyons leads the inquiry and despite uncovering some strange goings-on at the victim’s workplace, cannot fathom why she was targeted.

What, if anything, was Aofie’s secret? And can Lyons’ team catch a devious killer before they disappear into the Atlantic mist?

MURDER BY THE HIDDEN BAY is the thirteenth standalone title in this bestselling series of Galway-based murder mysteries. 

Just .99p/.99c for launch on Amazon


About the Author

I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth writing about. My stories are all based in various parts of Ireland, and reflect Irish humour and style.

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Titles from the Galway Homicide Series:

  • Murder on the Old Bog Road

  • Murder at the Old Cottage

  • Murder on the West Coast

  • Murder at the Pony Show

  • Murder on Pay Day

  • Murder at The Races

  • Murder at the Holiday Home

  • Murder in the Air

  • Murder on the Peninsula

  • Murder in a Safe Haven

  • Murder in an Irish Bog

  • Murder in a Seaside Town

  • Murder by the Hidden Bay

Books from the Dublin Homicide Series:

  • A Fatal Liaison

  • The China Chapter

  • A Deadly Dividend

  • Lethal in Small Doses

  • Plane Dead

  • Passion for Murder

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                                  New Release - Murder at the Hidden Bay  just 99p/99c on Amazon for                                                                                 Kindle for launch!


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