Andrew Nugent, OSB, took legal degrees at University College Dublin and at King’s Inns and qualified as a barrister. In 1961, after two years in legal practice, he entered Glenstal Abbey, Limerick. He was ordained priest in August 1968. Between 1979 and 2001 he spent a total of ten years in a monastery in Nigeria founded by his abbey in Ireland. He has written several books, including The Slow Release Miracle (Paulist Press: 2006), Second Burial for a Black Prince (2010: St Martin’s Press/Minotaur), Soul Murder (2009: St Martin’s Press/Minotaur), and The Four Courts Murder (2005: St Martin’s Press/Minotaur). Andrew Nugent died in 2015.