Brian Christopher

Biography

Born in Dublin, Ireland. Was producer with various broadcasting companies. Built up a collection of original stories over the years - and has now the time to release them into the real world.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
As a teenager - but never thought I could make a living out of it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The idea for 'Mick's Second Last Great Rock 'n' Roll Adventure' came to me when I was in a recording studio talking to a 'famous' musician when another musician (both British) came in to the room carrying an acoustic guitar and looking for a plectrum. The second musician was not really famous but he was a lot older - I think late sixties. I could see that his body was worn out from going from stage to stage - town to town, probably earning just enough to survive from one concert to the other. He asked the famous musician if he had a plectrum, and he just shrugged him off saying 'no, I don't have a plectrum'. Immediately the other musician got irritated and said, 'what? All those f***ing millions and no plectrum?' I immediately grabbed him, turned him around, and with my arm over his shoulder said 'come on, let me find you a plectrum', and quickly guided him out the door.

Then the thought came to my head - what happens to all these old musicians who have not made millions (or lost it all) when they retire or are unable to play. It was not long after that when I started to develop the story - being helped along by the big question 'What if...'
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Books

The Amsterdam Chronicles: Def-Con City Trilogy Part 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,780. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
After apparently solving a series of mysterious deaths, NYPD homicide detective Harvey Wall believes he can enjoy his new apartment next to the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, and finally have a good time during his six-month work exchange program with the Dutch police. His world takes a strange turn when a body is discovered in a freshly made concrete pillar which has Mafia written all over it.
Rembrandt's Confession
Price: Free! Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Rembrandt is famous for his paintings but not many people know about his personal life. After his wife Saskia had died, his life became embroiled in relationships that would shock the world even today. This short story is about the other side of Rembrandt, that is documented, but few people know of. He was a great artist, but at the same time - a great criminal.
Micks Second Last Great Rock 'n' Roll Adventure!
Price: Free! Words: 88,520. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Once a famous rock star, now long forgotten, Mick roams the streets, totally unrecognizable with long matted hair, ragged clothes, and near death. When he ends up in a hospital he not only has to save himself but others like him - and go live in a retirement home for retired rock musicians. That's when the mayhem really begins!
The Amsterdam Chronicles: Def-Con City Trilogy Part 1
Price: Free! Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When the happy-go-lucky New York detective Harvey Wall arrived in Amsterdam for a six month work exchange program with the Dutch police, he thought it would turn out to be a long holiday with plenty of fun. His world is turned upside down as he tries to solve the strangest deaths he has ever come across in his working career.

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