Joe McCoubrey is a journalist who reported first-hand during the height of the Northern Ireland “Troubles” throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, firstly as a local newspaper editor, and then as a partner in an agency supplying copy to national newspapers and broadcasters. He switched careers to help start a Local Enterprise Agency, providing advice and support to budding entrepreneurs in his native town, and became its full-time CEO. He retired to concentrate on his long-time ambition to be a full-time writer. His previous novels have all been published to critical acclaim. He lives in Downpatrick, County Down, and is proud of its historic connections to Saint Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint.
THE GIRLS IN MY LIFE
Here's my top team - the girls who keep me on the straight and narrow. They encourage and support all those selfish writing moments when I lock myself away from reality.
I'm a writer only because of them.
From left: daughter Lynda, partner Teresa, daughter Brenda, and daughter Lisa.
THE NEXT GENERATION
Our latest addition takes a bow. Granddaughter Anna, is the centre of attention with our grandsons.
From left: Michael, Rory, Ellis, Anna, and Alfie.
The future is looking bright - might even be another writer in there!
“Sometimes a book comes along that you instantly know......damn, I am now going to have to read this all over again for the sheer joy of the narrative. It means that I will have to swear off other books for a time as very few can provide the utter joy and delight of Joe McCoubrey's superb novel.”
KEN BRUEN, international bestselling author of the Jack Taylor Irish crime series
AMAZON REVIEWER: "A top class novel which deserves high praise. I am from Irish law enforcement and this novel is as close to a real life investigation as you can get. Gripping from start to finish, totally believable characters, strong storyline, Highly Recommended !!"
AMAZON REVIEWER: "The Author's knowledge really shines through and is evident in his explanations and descriptions of the weapons, the local towns and the legal protocols that are used. This book keeps you guessing until the end and is a real page turner."
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