Mike O'Sullivan


Mike is an Irish novelist and poet, married and living in Herefordshire England. He was born in Dublin and spent his school years in Cork. In primary school Mike needed to get by the eagle-eyed headmaster who looked hard at his long essays designed to hide the words he could not spell. This carried on further up the line when at UCD the Professor of English likened Mike to another who could not spell, George Bernard Shaw. But Mike made the connection, he did not have to be a genius at spelling.

He moved to London in his twenties and has worked in a wide range of industries – music and cosmetics, in oil exploration, mining, insurance, catering, City Finance and Management Consultancy. Mike uses that experience in his novels. When he first arrived in London Mike fell in with a group of three other Irishmen debating the philosophical process of making a million or finding a job that was more like pleasure. Mike found the job, but it would take too long to explain his philosophy here. Mike says that in a sense he had a plan for life and so far it has been working out.

His novels often start with an individual battling the system but without a plan of how he or she will cope. Mike believes that social systems and institutions are usually rigid when it comes to change or quick decisions and therefore the individual can become trapped. It takes effort, some courage and guile to walk out into the wider world of individual thinking. He shows that an individual can focus enough to even the odds and come out on top. He often uses humour and comedic situations to make his point leaving the reader to consider the underlying philosophy if they wish. A key element of Mike’s writing is the Irish skill of fast paced conversation as Mike’s overall aim is to entertain his readers.

Where to find Mike O'Sullivan online


A Hair's Breadth
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 70,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Lauren breaks out of her hairdresser mould to buy Mirror Images. She is exhausted from work on her new venture when, along with her rich friend Claire, she receives an unusual party invitation. Curiosity takes them into the unknown at Belham Manor. They encounter a whole new world of wealth, high roller investors and an alternative lifestyle which intrigues - until someone is murdered.
Lola's Hair
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 75,600. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Hairdresser Lauren recognises client ‘Anne’ as the film star Lola Glass, and a few days later another new client ‘John’ as Lola’s husband. Lauren realises there is something wrong, and when the Special Police Unit get involved, the case turns into murder. Investigation reveals luxury lifestyles and illicit affairs, establishment influence and duplicity in international trade and politics.
Shortcut to Murder
Price: $4.76 USD. Words: 74,130. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Katie, one of Mirror Images stylists, is murdered at a party at Tumbleside Manor attended by some of the county’s wealthiest families. With few initial leads, Chief Inspector Worcester has to tread sensitively through what at first seems a straightforward sexual motive, to delve into darker family secrets of State covert activity linked to Nazi loot and current day banking with Middle East links.
3D Management Revolution
Price: $9.71 USD. Words: 87,680. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general
3D is original management philosophy. It questions UK traditional management structures and proposes revolutionary ideas to replace chains of financial and other complex management layers. 3D aims to produce the best CEO, introducing 3-layer management, Professional Managers, customer involvement in strategy, and an integrated system to monitor everything. 3D shows how in a weekly action plan.
I Want Him Dead Straight
Price: $4.58 USD. Words: 82,290. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Lauren’s latest party sets up her hairdresser friends with Olivia’s visitors and sexual sparks fly. Amidst an explicit tale of physical attraction and exploitation, murder exposes the seamier side of local society while creating a dream opportunity for one of Mirror Images young stylists. Adult content.
No Short Cuts
Price: $4.47 USD. Words: 79,560. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
International intrigue comes to Ross on Wye via a phone call to Lauren Canning hair stylist at Mirror Images. She calls in Chief Inspector Worcester and the case expands to London’s Mayfair and international banking in the City, on to New York and the Caribbean in a case of drug syndicates, double cross and murder. But where is the evidence, who are the suspects and who will be the victims?
Skibbereens - The Crime Volume
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,350. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Skibbereens (as opposed to Limericks) are short sketches of humorous and philosophical observations on life outside of poetry and the usual short stories. This volume of 16 sketches covers different aspects of crime and criminals, victims, cheats, fate and chance situations, stereotypes and more......
War Peace and Politics Collection
Price: $2.74 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 . Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
14 Poems of varying length and form, considering political issues that have given rise to war, its outcome and the peace, during the first part of the 21st Century. Mike covers key conflicts of the Western world, challenging the political thinking of the day, highlighting the nonsense of political thinking at the time, raising awareness of the wider context of democracy and the human condition
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 84,920. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Beautiful hairdresser Eva Cyclone joins Fringes Salon in Ross on Wye. Her past is colourful, South of France and New York. Her landlord is obsessed with her turning stalker, but she really needs help when two men from her past arrive, a CIA agent and drugs dealer and the other Russian Mafia. Eva seeks help from Ross hairdressers, especially Lauren Canning and her Chief Inspector police support.
The Colour of Her Hair
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 73,480. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Lauren Canning hair stylist observes a nervous redhead in her local café who she thinks is wearing a wig. Red suddenly leaves as Lauren is discussing her with Claire. Seconds later police sirens drown conversation. She’s helped the police three times this year and now Chief Inspector Worcester is looking in at her from the street.
Curled Up Dead
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 78,600. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
At the end of their annual party for clients and staff, Curl Up Hairdressers in Ross on Wye find the dead body of the daughter of the Duke of Hereford, slumped in a corner chair. She was not invited, what was she doing there? Why was she killed? Connections need to be tracked across the country. Chief Inspector Worcester is called in to investigate. Lauren Canning is on hand to help too.
Bloodless Revolution
Price: $9.66 USD. Words: 114,280. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
Biography of forgotten Irish Nationalist and owner editor of the Sligo Champion newspaper 1878-1884. Land League leader in Connaught, Edward had left his adopted America to tackle Orangeism and the British establishment in Sligo. Native of Limerick and excellent speaker, he shared platforms with Parnell, Davitt, Sexton and was prosecuted for sedition by the British Government.
Murder in Hope
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Lauren Canning the hairdresser from Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, having been previously investigated by the police while in the Cayman Islands in a murder case, moves into a luxurious apartment in Hope Hall. When the owner of Hope Hall is murdered the same policemen investigate.
The House Sale
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
The House Sale is an unexpected romance set in London and Kinsale in 1989. Luke O'Brien a 34 year old London based management consultant from Cork buys a brooding old atmospheric house in Kinsale. He attracts his new love Niamh a 25 year old chemist to live with him. After a short time her work circumstances change and she needs more time and space. Luke hopes the house will come to the rescue.
First Night
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 67,170. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
I968 in Ireland is conservative with few opportunities so 19 years old Dominic Hurley decides to explore the vibrant youth culture of London. He indulges in everything London throws his way and is soon leading an exciting avant garde life that promises all he ever wanted – or does it?
The 1906 Great Tullamore Whiskey Triumph
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 53,520. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In 1906 British Excise HQ send their inspector, Patrick Ahearne, to investigate fraud allegations at Tullamore Distillery Ireland. When Ahearne and fellow inspector Whistler find no fraud, HQ pressurise them to find some transgression. But Tullamore community is pulling at Ahearne’s Irish roots and his sense of fundamental fairness. He must find a solution.
Life Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 . Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A collection of contemporary verse dealing with issues of our modern way of living and our related concerns. An askance look at topics like the housing market, soaps, rural life, city life, north and south, different places across the UK and Ireland.
The People Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 . Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A collection of 23 Poems of varying length and form, raising awareness of individuals who suffer, deserve mention, or stand out against the system, and the great majority who for their own reasons stay silent at critical times when their voices might make the difference between what is seen as fair and what is seen as corrupt in society.
The Style Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 . Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
30 poems of varying length and form in which Mike uses his Irish humour in gentle vein to review how we all have style of some kind......
Skibbereens - The Romance Volume
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,380. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
As Limericks are to poetry, so are Skibbereens to short stories or sketches. Mike hopes to have Skibbereens recognised as a new form of creative fiction. Skibbereens are sketches or short stories, primarily light frothy tales, often bizarre or humorous usually with a punch-line at the end.
The Romantic Collection - Red Rose Volume
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love
A collection of 35 contemporary romantic and philosophical poems ranging through observations on life, love, the everyday, the day, parties, country lanes, city streets, meeting lovers, regret, holding candles, reflections, plus lyrics in a form for modern music.
Skibbereens - The Perception Volume
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
As Limericks are to poetry, so are Skibbereens to short stories or sketches. Mike hopes to have Skibbereens recognised as a new form of creative fiction. Skibbereens are sketches or short stories, primarily light frothy tales, often bizarre or humorous usually with a punch-line at the end.
The Hairdressers' Cut
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
THE HAIRDRESSERS’ CUT is the first in The Hairdresser Murders Series. Hairdresser Lauren Canning holidays in Grand Cayman, a British protectorate and off shore financial centre. She and two friends, Zoe and Claire are from Ross on Wye. They are single, in their twenties, looking for adventure and a change for a few weeks from their sleepy Herefordshire existence.
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 99,250. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
An Irish period family saga set in Cork 1923. After WW1, the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War there was a vacuum of uncertainty in the new Irish Free State. The vacuum was being filled by dangerous internal and external elements affecting all communities including the O’Brien family in Cork.
Malik of America Square
Price: $4.66 USD. Words: 96,380. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Malik is running in the first ever election for President of England. Outright freedom has been granted to Scotland, Wales and N Ireland and the House of Lords has been replaced by Euro MP’s. With eight weeks to go in the race for President, the monarchy has been dissolved and there is growing panic in the traditional parties and their supporters.

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