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books by Brendan Gerad O'Brien
Books by Brendan Gerad O'Brien
Germany invades mainland Britain. Stormtroopers swarm ashore along the South Wales beaches, determined to capture the Welsh Steelworks and Coal Mines. Newport is blitzed. Irishman Danny O'Shea's house is bombed and his wife is killed. His young son Adam has learning difficulties. Terrified of what the Nazis will do to him, O'Shea tries to take him to neutral Ireland. Penniless and desperate, they [...]
A Pale Moon Was Rising
A murder mystery set in Ireland during WW2 - A young man's body is pulled from the River Lee. He's wearing a distinctive silver ring. It belongs to Paudy Daly, the eldest son of the notorious Mixer Daly. Paudy has been missing for over nine months. He was last seen on his way to rob the house of pig breeder Jacob Butts. So who is the dead man? And how is he wearing Paudy's ring?
Ireland is an amazing wonderland of foot-tapping songs and glorious scenery, of silver lakes and green hills, of blue mountains and wild oceans, of hearty humour and rib tickling laughter, of dark myth and strange legend, of tall tales that reek of wonder and also of woe. Tourists flock there every year to drink in this wonderful atmosphere, to savour the green countryside, to capture the very [...]
Dublin 1941 - A brutal murder. A missing ledger. Mistaken identity. And barman Eamon Foley is running for his life. Tralee. Six months later. Foley is in a crowded pub. The music is loud. The singing is louder. His brother-in-law Joe McCarthy is shot dead. In the chaos Foley thinks he sees the Dublin killer rushing through the door. Is this a message? Have they caught up with him at last, looking [...]
A young American hitch-hiker wanders into a brutal and terrifying situation when visiting a beautiful seaside town in 1960s Ireland. Single young women are being targeted by a sinister Smiling Man and his companion. But the Gardai dismiss the attacks as isolated incidents caused by drink and drugs during the rare spell of glorious weather and a long holiday weekend. So who are the men in the dark [...]
Can't Take You Home Again, Kathleen
From the collection Dreamin' Dreams; A short love story in 14,000 words. You promise to love and cherish her forever. Then you believe you've lost her and you find someone else. One day it all comes back to haunt you and the question is - were your promises just a pack of lies? Were your actions a cowardly betrayal?
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