My name is European P. Douglas (or just plain Rory McNeill if you know me) and I have started this blog to record how life is going for me in terms of writing and more importantly as a new father and with a wedding on the way in January 2014. My wife to be and I had a baby boy called Harrison at the end of April.
I have always written as a hobby but a few years ago when I was made redundant I decided to use the new free time I had to try to take writing more seriously. I completed a Diploma in Creative Writing, taught by Eileen Casey, and finished writing a novella that I had started a couple of years before. When I thought I was finished this I sent a copy to Helen Falconer, Author and Book reviewer for the Guardian newspaper. She gave me a detailed critique and I could see where my major weaknesses were. There were enough good points however that I was confident to go on with trying to become a published author.
Before the serial killer known as 'The Dolocher' terrified the streets of 1780s Dublin, another vicious killer roamed. Can Alderman James bring him to justice before more bodies stack up?
Rise of the Dolocher is a prequel short novel to the 'Alderman James Mystery Thriller Series.' Watch as Thomas Olocher- spur of the legend of the Dolocher- falls from high society to lowlevel thuggery and murder