I've always loved reading mysteries. It was probably inevitable that my first book would be a whodunnit. 'IT Can Be Dangerous' opens with a murder in a conventional London City office and explores what the startled body-discoverer did next.
I've been a computer programmer for years, so a programming office was the natural environment to set the book in.
I was born in Dublin. I've lived in Ireland for most of my adult life except for a year in Sydney (the one in Australia) and two years working in the City in London.
I've had my writing broadcast on Irish national radio station RTE1. At work, I specialise in C++ real-time software development and, more recently, .NET.
I have a degree in Politics and Philosophy and a First Class Masters in Applied Computing for Technologists.
I've taught both creative writing and computer courses.
There's a bit of a theme here....
In 'IT Can Be Dangerous' I got to blend writing and programming into my favourite genre - crime fiction. I put a lot of work into making the programming sections accessible though so don't be intimidated... if you're a mystery fan, this is the book for you!
Cynthia's had a rough day.
And now she's found Nathan's body.
The police are bound to suspect her, since she has no alibi and was cutting code right outside his office when he was murdered.
There's only one thing to do before she's arrested - find the killer herself.
But the enigmatic Superintendent in charge of the case doesn't approve, and then she attracts the murderer's attention...
Worn out from investigating the murder of her boss, Cynthia Hegarty opens a detective agency in the City. But she gets more than she bargained for - a customer!
Join Cynthia as she investigates the mysterious non-appearance of a very fit fitness instructor.
This is a short story.