Gary J Byrnes
Irish thriller writer Gary J Byrnes is a number one (9/11 TRILOGY) author whose stories are edgy and highly-entertaining. Gary was nominated for the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award with acclaimed Limerick crime thriller PURE MAD, published in 2009. Has published DNA conspiracy thriller THE GOD VIRUS (2011), THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN - AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY (2012), THE WRITER AND OTHER STORIES shorts collection (2013) and THRILLER BOX SET (2014). Has also written a series of kids' thrillers about witches and magic in Ireland, WITCH GRANNIES. VAMPIRE STORY is his debut short film. Gary actively promotes secularism in SECULAR IRELAND.
Gary says: "Stories are what make us human. Pure Mad, my crime thriller, is set in Limerick, Ireland and was nominated for the UK Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger. I've since revisited the work and published The Author's Cut. The God Virus is a wild conspiracy thriller about an atheist forensics scientist who gets hold of DNA samples that raise huge questions about the origin of humanity, the power of religion and the ultimate questions of life, God and where we're going as a species. All my writing is about questioning the world in which we live.
"I try to focus on building strong and interesting characters and letting them breathe in plots that have no limits. My stories are epic, controversial and, I hope, like nothing you've read before. I want you to be thrilled by my writing and would love to hear your thoughts and opinions, so please connect with me any way you like. If you enjoy my work, please give it a rating and review wherever you find it. What's most important to me is that you're reading. Good job, you!"
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Thriller Box Set
Sex & Drugs & Gods & Gangs & Terrorism & 9/11 & War & Hate & Love & Lies & Truths. Three of Gary J Byrnes’s bestselling novels, now brought together for the very first time.
From the creation of the Jesus myth in ancient Rome to the downfall of King Louis XVI in France to the horror of the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, history is full of lessons for us. But will we ever learn?
London, 2022. An ageing TV star is offered her final chance for glory on the world's favourite talent show. The X Factor meets the Hunger Games in this chilling, thrilling short story.
The Writer and Other Stories
This thrilling collection of stunning short fiction will force you to challenge every assumption, to question everything, to reach new conclusions. Human society has always been controlled and manipulated by the few, but can the many fight back? Read this epic fiction and help chart humanity's future.
Three short stories set in Ireland. The first story, Perhaps A Few, happens just before Ireland's devastating potato famine of 1845-49. Troika is a story that happens in the dark 1930s, while Blitzkrieg Ireland 2016 considers what might happen during the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the event that led to Ireland's independence.
Witch Grannies - The Case of the Lonely Banshee
Emily’s witch grannies have whisked her away in the night, to the village of Castleconnell in the west of Ireland. The River Shannon is home to a banshee and she’s collecting souls, including Emily’s witch sister, Edna.
The witches must race against time to find the banshee’s lair and free the trapped souls.
But there is an even bigger threat to the river and all her inhabitants.
Blitzkrieg Ireland 2016
A very short story about what might happen when Ireland can no longer afford to pay her debts to the European Central Bank.
This story also features in Ireland Trilogy by Gary J Byrnes.
Challenging, edgy short stories set before, during and after 9/11. 'The Garden at the Inn' is set in Afghanistan and Pakistan and looks at the formation of Al-Qaeda. 'Tuesday' is Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The trilogy concludes with 'Nine Twelve', a vision of life in the aftermath of that fateful day.
The God Virus
Epic, surreal sci-thriller, set in the world of crime forensics. Living and working in Essex, England, forensic scientist William Bunk's life is messed around when he finds mysterious DNA samples in the post. His wife is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. Could there be a bizarre connection between the Homo erectus DNA and that space dust from NASA? Obviously.
Pure Mad - The Author's Cut
From the Number One Thriller Writer.
Pure Mad was nominated for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger Award. A blizzard of cocaine, sex, guns and African black magic. Russian and Irish mobsters, the IRA and missing kids. Imagine everything converging in Limerick, on the wild west coast of Ireland, where amateur private detective Charlie Doyle is hired to get proof of adultery.
Witch Grannies - The Case of the Evil Schoolmaster
(4.00 from 1 review)
A thrilling children's novel, set in Ireland and perfect for anyone aged 8 to 12. Meet Emily and Malcolm who've been sent to stay with their Grannies.
Oh, and their grannies are witches...
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