Today I’m bringing attention to the book Under the Bridge by Jack Byrne. I’ll take you through the blurb, about the author, and a few tour excerpts! If you’d like to follow along with the tour, you can find the full tour schedule here.
2004 – The discovery of a skeleton in the Liverpool docklands unearths long buried secrets. Reporter, Anne McCarthy, is keen to prove herself and dives into the case with abandon where she finds Michael, an old Irish caretaker who knows far more than he’s letting on and may have a connection to the body.
Meanwhile, Vinny Doyle, is starting a postgrad degree, researching Liverpool’s immigrant history and a burgeoning Scouse identity. But Vinny has been neglecting his own family history and stranger Michael might know about his father’s disappearance in the 70s.
1955 – Escaping violence in Ireland and fresh off the boat, Michael falls in with Wicklow boys Jack Power and Paddy Doyle, who smuggle contraband through the docks putting them at odds with unions while they rally the dock workers against the rackets and the strikebreakers. A story of corruption, secret police, and sectarianism slowly unravels. But will the truth out?
As the conflict heightens, Michael questions the life sprawling out ahead of him. In the present, Anne races to solve the mystery, but is she prepared for what she’ll find?
About the Author
I was born and raised in Speke Liverpool, (Paul McCartney lived in the street behind us for a while) although my parents first lived ‘Under The Bridge’ in Garston, and all my family goes back to Wicklow in Ireland.
The Liverpool Mystery Series will be four novels. Under The Bridge is the first. I am writing Fire Next time now, and The Wicklow Boys will follow next year. You can find The One Road prequel a collection of short stories on Amazon.
What readers have to say
Under the Bridge is a book that spans genres, combining a thriller with a murder mystery with historical fiction in a race to solve a murder that went unnoticed . . . and some people want to keep it that way.The Bookwyrm’s Den
A walk through the history of Liverpool, the lives of Irish immigrants and a nice little lesson on the philosophy of “who we are”. If you are going through a rut of wondering “who I am” then I recommend this book to you since it’s a nice mixture of fiction and non fiction.A Walk in a Book
If you want to learn all about the history of Liverpool while uncovering a twisty murder mystery with a diverse and engaging set of characters then this is definitely the book for you.Lisa