And So It Began by Owen Mullen (Delaney #1)

An explosive crime thriller form a best-selling author.


PI Vincent Delaney thought he was done with the NOPD until a string of seemingly unrelated child murders brings an unexpected invitation from the FBI, and his old boss.

A serial killer is roaming the South, preying on children appearing in pageants, and the police want him to go undercover using his own family. Accepting would mean lying to people he loves and maybe even putting them in harm’s way.

In Baton Rouge, a violent criminal has escaped and is seeking revenge for the brother Delaney shot dead. But Delaney isn’t going anywhere. He has unfinished business.

Meanwhile, north of the French Quarter, shopkeepers are being extorted and ask for Delaney’s help. Extortion is a matter for the police.

But what do you do when those responsible are the police? Delaney has his work cut out and he’ll be lucky if he makes it out of this alive…

MoMoBookDiary Review

I was excited to read that Owen Mullen was releasing a new book in a different setting, a new series set in New Orleans which makes this book very different to the Charlie Cameron series set in Glasgow.

Delaney finds himself involved with tracking down a serial killer targeting young kids at beauty pageants.  I found it an uncomfortable read at times which had me gripped from the start.  An intriguing story which had me watching people I passed in the street as it was always on my mind…. even days after finishing the book.

Highly recommended reading from the very talented author.

  • AUTHOR: Owen Mullen
  • PUBLISHED: Bloodhound Books
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 5thOctober 2017



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When he was ten, Owen Mullen won a short story competition and didn’t write anything else for almost forty years. In between he graduated from Strathclyde University with a Masters in Tourism and a degree in Marketing, moved to London and worked as a rock musician, session singer and songwriter, andhad a hit record in Japan with a band he refuses to name; on occasion he still performs. He returned to Scotland to run a management consultancy and a marketing agency. He is an Arsenal supporter and a serious foodie. A gregarious recluse, he and his wife, Christine, split their time between Glasgow – where the Charlie Cameron books are set – and their villa in the Greek Islands.








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