* Short listed for Irish Crime Novel of the Year.
* The Puzzle series contains five novels.
* Best selling #1 status in a number of Amazon charts.
The Istanbul Puzzle is the first in the Puzzle series of mystery-thrillers. The next in the series is The Jerusalem Puzzle. Each novel continues the story and features the same characters. The third in the series, The Manhattan Puzzle, arrived in 2013. The fourth in the series, The Nuremberg Puzzle arrived in 2016. The fifth in the series, The Cairo Puzzle arrived in July, 2017.
I spent time in each of the cities to ensure the details were right. Each one is worth a visit.
My roots go back to a small estate deep in the Mountains of Mourne, near the Silent Valley, in County Down, Northern Ireland. You'll know what the area looks like from watching Game of Thrones.
I went to school in Dublin, drank way too much, studied English and history, then business, then IT at Oxford University. While a student, I worked as a kitchen porter in a gentlemen's club near the Bank of England.
I have also published a guide to social media called, Social Media is Dynamite.
My research has taken me all over the world, from San Francisco to deep in the Muslim world. There are secrets everywhere. I enjoy writing about them. I hope you enjoy reading about them.