Meet Daithi Kavanagh, a fellow writer of great talent. He is joining me today on my blog to answer some questions and to tell us all about his fantastic, Tadhg Sullivan series. Read on and follow the links below to get your copy or two. Happy Reading!
Mary Bradford: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Daithi Kavanagh: I was born in May 1958 and live with my wife and two children in Ireland. Up to 2012 when the recession hit Ireland, I was making a living as a musician. I then went back to adult education and completed my Leaving Certificate in 2014. I'm now studying for a degree in Irish Culture and Heritage Studies at Wexford Campus. I play guitar and sing in many of the pubs in my hometown of Wexford where I'm often joined by my two children, Ella and Rory, who play fiddle and flute. In my spare time I like to walk my two dogs and I also enjoy gardening. I’m getting old!
MB: What genres do you like to write in?
DK: I like to write crime thrillers with a political 'twist' and with a possible historical background to the story.
MB: What is the title of your latest book? (Tell us a little about it)
DK: I'm writing a series called The Tadhg Sulivan Series. My latest book is called The Brotherhood. It is set in Ireland and centred around Detective Tadhg Sullivan. In this story he is in pursuit of an evil cult known as The Brotherhood which is involved in the kidnap and murder of young women. It is full of suspense and intrigue!
MB: What are you currently working on?
DK: I am currently working on my third book in the series called The Crucifixion which is nearly complete. My wife Caroline is helping with the editing – so we’re nearly there!
MB: When & where do you like to write? Have you a favourite place?
DK: I do most of my writing in the 'spare room' and am now doing my own typing! Caroline did the typing on my other two books so this is all new to me. If the weather is fine (laughter here) I would write in the garden in a little 'nook' I have made but at the moment it’s the spare room as the weather is so bad.
MB: Has there been a defining moment in your career that made you think, ‘Yes, I’m a writer’?
DK: When my first book The Gun was accepted by Tirgearr and published I felt like a writer. It was an absolutely defining moment in my life and I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the Tirgearr team.
MB: What is next for you?
DK: As I’ve already said I am nearly finished my third book in the series, The Crucifixion so that’s what’s on my immediate agenda. I will hopefully keep writing more stories in The Tadhg Sullivan Series and I have a few ideas for some new books (apart from The Tadhg Sullivan Series) so will think more about them after book 3 comes out.
BLURB for THE BROTHERHOOD
Detective Tadhg Sullivan’s life seems to be falling apart, since being shifted to Clare from Dublin after falling out with the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner. His partner, Journalist Helen Carty, has moved out, unable to live with his bouts of depression and periodic alcoholism. He finds himself once again alone in a world that doesn’t understand him.
Suddenly Sullivan is knocked out of his lethargy when a teenage girl goes missing not far from Ennis where he has been stationed. Sullivan is asked to lead the hunt by the local Superintendent and is catapulted into a world of unimaginable horror. He is
confronted by Lord Charles Cromwell the leader of a sadistic cult—The Brotherhood—that derives its pleasures from the torture and murder of young women.
Sullivan’s investigation is once again hampered by political interference. As he fights his way through one bureaucratic obstacle after another he discovers that The Brotherhoods tentacles have not only reached into corridors of power in Ireland but, they are being protected by powerful politicians worldwide.
To cut through this protective ring of steel Sullivan finds himself having to engage with some strange bed fellows. Which included an ex CIA agent, Simon Horowitz, who had saved his partners life during his last investigation and an IRA leader, Rory O’Connor, who has recently been released from prison.
Will this strange combination be able to destroy The Brotherhood before their murderous reign takes another young life or will Lord Cromwell destroy Sullivan and everything he loves?
BLURB for THE GUN
Garda Detective Tadhg Sullivan leads a special unit that investigates politically
motivated crime. A man known only as The Deerstalker is a cancer who has infected the Irish political system.
Sullivan teams up with journalist Helen Carty, and together they try tracking down the mysterious killer. Carty adds to Sullivan’s problems, when he finds himself falling
in love with her. And further complicating things, he starts losing trust in his partner, Detective Pat Carter, who appears to be on the side of the Garda Commissioner, who Sullivan is rapidly falling out with.
Sullivan’s case is further thrown into confusion when a copycat killer, Tommy Walsh, is shot dead by the CIA. When the CIA discovers that they've killed the wrong person, the two agents involved--Simon, who has become disillusioned by his time
stationed in the Middle East, and Joey, a psychopath who confuses zealotry with patriotism--are also in pursuit of The Deerstalker. Sullivan finds himself in a race against time, if he is to arrest The Deerstalker before the CIA take him out, and use his death as a pawn in a political game of chess.
Who will win out in the end?
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