Richard Todd, an award-winning writer, is outwardly successful but inwardly plagued by uncertainties. Worst of all, he can’t seem to write any more. When a bright young editor, Jenny Lambe, arrives on his doorstep to work with him on his latest book, about the assassination of US president James Garfield, his life is sent spinning off in a new direction.
President Garfield was killed by Charles Guiteau, who was tried and hanged for the murder. But was he acting along, or was there a more sinister force at work? Richard hears Guiteau’s voice in his head, and as his relationship with Jenny deepens, he is visited by other characters in the drama. Are they helping Richard solve the mystery surrounding Garfield’s murder – or pushing him further towards the edge?
A remarkable, disturbing portrait of a middle-aged man torn between his carefully constructed life and new adventures which may beckon, in the present and the past, from one of Ireland’s most exciting emerging authors.
“When Bad Things Happen to Good People”: The parallels between Midsommar and The Garfield Conspiracy, according to Critical Popcorn
Look out for Owen on Talk Radio Europe at 1.30pm on 2 Sep and on Aspects of History, in Senior Times magazine, and Silversurfers event
And the blog tour will be calling at the following destinations:
- Read The Week
- Turn The Page
- Laughter and Thunderstorms
- Rachel Read It
- Intensive Gassing About Books
- Murder Jo Wrote
- Musings of Another Writer
- Cat Got Your Tongue
- AGJ Books and Gems
- What Cathy Read Next
- From First Page to Last
- Dorset Book Detective
- Jane Hunt Writer
|Owen Dwyer is a prize-winning short-story writer who has won the Hennessy Emerging Fiction Prize, the Silver Quill (twice), the Smiling Politely Very Very Short Story competition, the South Tipperary County Council Short Story competition and the Biscuit Fiction Prize, and has had stories published in Whispers and Shouts magazine. His previous novel, Number Games, was published to glowing reviews by Liberties Press in 2019, and follws The Cherry-picker (2012) and The Agitator (2004). Owen lives in Dublin with his wife and their three children.|