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Francis Albert McGrath

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about me

Married, live and work in Dublin, Ireland.

I write for an Irish newspaper. I have published five non-fiction books.

Follow me on Twitter: @frankamcgrath

Buy CUT on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Cut-Jack-Grogan-ebook/dp/B00E221556/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1374346953&sr=1-1

favourite books

Benjamin Black, James Lee Burke, Raymond Chandler, Colin Dexter, Mo Hayder, Elmore Leonard, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid, R D Wingfield.


"Writing the Breakout Novel: WORK BOOK" by Donald Maass (Writers Digest Books).
"How Not to Write a Novel" by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark (Penguin).
"The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell (Fontana).

my websites

http://www.frankmcgrath.com     http://www.amazon.com/Cut-Jack-Grogan-ebook/dp/B00

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my books

Gold Orchid

Frank McGrath

Enter the mind of a psychopath.

When a mysterious poem is found with the headless body of a young Chinese woman at the Grand Canal, Inchicore, South Dublin, Detective Superintendent Jack Grogan is temporarily reassigned to his old job in Kilmainham, with one task: Find her killer.

Assisted by Detective Sergeant Aisling Enright, Grogan sifts the evidence and interviews the suspects.

But when the body of newsreader Lauren Carlsson is discovered in similar circumstances in Camden, and EUROPOL becomes involved, Grogan finds himself dealing with a deranged killer - And things have just got personal.

The book is complete at 108,000 words - only part of it is uploaded.


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Thank you so much for putting me on your shelf Frank! S.

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I wrote 1072 days ago

a great sense of atmosphere and your characters are well-drawn and believable view book

I wrote 1097 days ago

In a few short sentences, the author conjures two interesting characters - our narrator, and Hal with his annoying phone. Did I want to read on? Yes. Would I buy this? Yes. Perfect dialogue. view book

I wrote 1127 days ago

This needs some editing - the first two sentences are superfluous - by saying "His hands..." we get the picture. The overuse of exclamation marks and questions make it a bit melodramatic also. Having said that, there is some powerful writing here, and I can see this being published. A cross between ... view book

I wrote 1138 days ago

This is publishable - send it to Harper True! view book

I wrote 1359 days ago

Brilliant dialogue, absolutely unputdownable. Love it. view book

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