LUCY O'HARA

IT WAS A WARM SUMMER’S NIGHT ALL ALONG THE BOYNE VALLEY, with the shades of the ancient dead flitting around among the megalithic stones. The only sound Lukas Petraskas could hear through the muggy memory of the day’s heat was the hooting of an owl on its lonesome night patrol...

LUCY O' HARA CAN 'SEE THROUGH BULL****' IN FIVE LANGUAGES.' (HER OWN WORDS). A RECENTLY DEMOTED DETECTIVE WITH A SPECIALISATION IN FORENSIC LINGUISTICS, SHE MUST NOW USE ALL HER TRAINING AND INSIGHT TO PROTECT HERSELF AND HER DAUGHTER FROM A SUAVE CRIMINAL, THE COLLECTOR, AND HIS RUTHLESS ACCOMPLICE WHO HAVE ALREADY KILLED AND WILL KILL AGAIN...

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BOOKS

LITERARY FICTION

The Luck Penny was shortlisted for debut novel on BBC Radio 5. Along with When the Sun Bursts and A Short History of Darkness, it is a mixture of historical fact and hysterical fiction. 

THRILLERS

The Collector is the first in the Lucy O'Hara series, based around a 'double-jobbing' detective with a specialisation in forensic linguistics, located on the East coast of Ireland. Miss Katie Regrets (under the pen name Jack Barry) is set in early millenial Dublin.

ACADEMIC

Slouching Towards Jerusalem reflects John Maher's academic interests, teaching career and personal experience. It deals with the phenomenon of 'reactive' (i.e., 'real-time', as opposed to ideological, 'drawing-room')nationalism in three separate traditions.