Owen Mullen

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Bestselling author Owen Mullen is a McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year long-listed novelist.

Owen Mullen graduated from Strathclyde University, moved to London and worked as a rock musician, session singer and songwriter, and had a hit record in Japan with a band he refuses to name; Owen still loves to perform on occasion. His great love for travel has taken him on many adventures from the Amazon and Africa to the colourful continent of India and Nepal. A gregarious recluse, he and his wife, Christine, split their time between Glasgow, and their home away from home in the Greek Islands where the Charlie Cameron and Delaney series', and the In Harm's Way psychological thriller were created.

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Old Friends and New Enemies

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The Story Behind The Story

I wanted to write a cracking thriller - one that shows just how strong women are, and can be - The Mackenzie series gave me that opportunity. I hope people get real enjoyment from reading the books, and maybe a little more understanding of a path travelled by too many.

Originally Mackenzie's story (In Harm's Way) was destined for inclusion in the Charlie Cameron series, and indeed had already b... Read more of this blog post »
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A new author for me and what a refreshing change. Toolan has a real talent for creating characters with depth - he doesn't rush, he leads you through their build up with perfect pace. A great police procedural with plenty of guile, grit, humour and ...more
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Talk about finish with a bang! It's a shame this series is ending, the final book is as fresh and riveting as the first... I'll miss the great cast of characters - especially Doris - but I can't help wondering, what next from this
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This was such a great book to write...so much scope for drama and strong female characters.
Research for this kind of book can be difficult, but I can honestly say I came away humbled by the power of the human spirit.
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Karen Dear Owen

We recently became friends on Good Reads. I am writing to tell you there might be some confusion when I change my name from Mary to Karen Murphy.

When I joined Good Reads in 2014 I registered with my personal email address and password. My sister died suddenly in January, 2013. As a way of memorializing her, I made her name into my email address, So Good Reads assumed my name was Mary because that is the prefix of my email. My real name is Karen. I have been unable up to this point to fix my profile page to edit and save the changes. I now have step by step directions so I am going to try to change my name from my sister's name to my name Karen Murphy,

Sorry for any confusion this may cause you.

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