Inspector Doyle Daly: The Rise and Fall of the Phoenix

Dublin, Ireland. The mid 1980's and the city is full of corruption, terrorism and organised crime. Inspector Doyle Daly and his team are given the task of cleaning up the crime filled streets and handling the long running cases. They are unpopular within the Police Force, they are disliked for their honesty and integrity but they get results. Follow the team through this series of novels. More

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About David Jay Ramsden

I was born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire in 1953. I was a former Moseley Hall Grammar School boy who hated school but loved sport! I began writing in 1971 when I worked as a clerk at the CWS in Manchester where, out of boredom, I made up stories about the supervisors in the office. They were rude but ridiculously funny!! My first novel was "The Crowman Cometh" was published by Minerva Press in 1999. This publisher went in liquidation in 2001 leaving me without a publisher until 2010 when Pneuma Springs offered me a contract for the first Inspector Doyle Daly book. I recently managed to buy a copy of 'The Crowman Cometh' on the net for around 35 pounds. I have finished rewriting this book as "Albert and the Crows" and it is now available in two parts. I have now finished the third Inspector Doyle Daly book, "The Circle." The fourth book "The Ballymun Boys" is now part written and should be ready around sept/oct.
Another project I have just completed is a Second World War thriller called "The Last True Aryan."
I am 58 years old and I live in Hertfordshire.
If you have read any of my work please go to reviews and leave your opinion of my book, it is so important to any writer to receive some feedback.
My other passion is writing song lyrics, I have hundreds of songs in an extensive back catalogue so if you are looking to find the right words for your music you can contact me on

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Review by: CatamountClyde on Aug. 6, 2014 : (no rating)
There are a lot of factual errors (such as the Hudson River being located in Boston), cultural errors (in the U.S., rental units are not called flats), and grammatical errors (the spelling "weather" when "whether" is needed) but most egregiously, this novel harkens back to a dark time when the only gay or transgender characters portrayed are sick and demented. This book is loaded with thinly veiled bigotry and intolerance. I am sorry I purchased it. Be forewarned that you only get a sample for free, you must buy the entire work to read it all, and the novel is just not worth the money. It's sad, because the characters have a lot of potential, but the prejudice of the author gets in the way.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: m s on April 7, 2012 : (no rating)
I don't want to be a prig, but seriously: I can't read a book that has poor punctuation. If you write something as a question, you need to use a question mark.

I wanted to read this, and stopped in the second paragraph. It was not simply annoying - it made me lose confidence in the author right away.
(review of free book)
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