John J. Gaynard


John J. Gaynard comes from Mayo in the West of Ireland. He has lived in Paris for many years.

'Another Life' is a crime novel (but not a police procedural!) depicting life in the rural West of Ireland.

'The Imitation of Patsy Burke' also contains a crime, however its main thrust is the rise and fall of the megalomaniac Irish sculptor and hell-raiser, Patsy Burke, as the reader follows him through Paris.

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The Imitation of Patsy Burke
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,950. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
World-renowned sculptor and hell-raiser Patsy Burke comes to in a cheap hotel in Paris covered in blood and with a broken arm—and no idea what happened the night before. Thus begins a journey through the bars of Paris, during which Patsy, with the help of a few “friends,” including Caravaggio and the Scandal Man, attempts to unravel the events of the previous day and night.

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crime    fiction    irish fiction    paris    sculpture