Owen Mullen

I met Owen Mullen at an author event in Waterstones in Glasgow in the autumn of 2017.  At that time I had read all three of his published ‘Charlie Cameron’ novels and was very excited to meet this very talented author who had brought the streets of Glasgow to life for me.  I bought new copies of each book which he signed at the event for me which meant I have pristine copies on my bookshelf and can lend out the others to friends. 

I look forward to catching up with Owen at his next author event at Waterstones Sauchiehall St on Thursday 7th February 2019!

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Owen Mullen is a McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year long-listed novelist.
And So It Began earned a coveted Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick.
Owen 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; he still loves to perform on occasion.
His passion 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 in the Greek Islands where both the Charlie Cameron and Delaney series’ were created.
Owen’s latest novel In Harm’s Way is a psychological thriller set in Scotland and launches on 16th October (for a sneak preview read my review here).

 

 

You can connect with Owen Mullen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and view him reading from his novels on YouTube.  He is published by Bloodhound Books and more details can be found on Amazon and Goodreads.

 

If the mood strikes you, please email Owen at  enquiries@owenmullen.com where is he always interested to know what you think of his work!

 

On to Author Question Time…

What do you do to relax when not writing?

I work around 35 hours a week writing so I really look forward to my chill time.  I have several interests that let me get back into the real world.  It strikes me as I think about this that my interests probably don’t wind me down so much as wind me up!  I love football, unfortunately my teams, Arsenal and Scotland, are a constant source of disappointment and frustration. There’s a strange phenomenon around this too; every time I leave the room someone scores and I miss the goal.  Another interest which is anything but calming is my current fascination with US politics.  In another life one of my main interests was cooking,  but it has been edged out because of the number of hours spent in front of the computer. 

What comes next for Owen Mullen?

The same thing that always comes next for Owen Mullen – the next book – and the one after that.  I currently have two projects underway.  I’m very excited about one of them in particular.  Sorry to be vague. 

Favourite music artist/group?

I never get tired of listening to Bonnie Raitt.  I watch a lot of Live At Daryl’s House on YouTube,  (where Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates fame)  plays with different musicians. Occasionally I delve into the past and listen to Billy Joel, Little Feat and Bruce Hornsby AndThe Range (love that piano sound).  At the moment I also follow Michael Schenker as he tours Japan and the States, because one of my oldest friends, Ted McKenna, is the drummer. 

Do you play an instrument?

Yes,  professionally I played bass guitar and sang with several bands.  At home I play acoustic guitar but my playing was curtailed by a stroke I suffered 16 years ago.  I still sing and play but I don’t enjoy it as much as it doesn’t sound as good as it used to. 

Where do you feel happiest?

In an airport lounge  because it means I’m going somewhere,  hopefully somewhere exotic. Travel has always held so much for me and I’ve been fortunate to see so many far away places with strange sounding names: The Amazon, Japan, Nepal, Vietnam, the list goes one and on and on.  One of my characteristics which helps me as an author; I tend to be in full flight (no pun intended😎) from reality. 

What are you most looking forward to?

A return to my native Scotland. I’ve had a wonderful adventure building a home and experiencing a life lived in the sunny Mediterranean,  but now I’m ready to settle down amongst the people I love and know best.  Though six months back in the freezing rain might change my mind! 

Can we expect more from Charlie Cameron?

Very soon now I hope to be able to share some exciting news about Charlie! 

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A look at books released so far…

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Thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland while her parents are just yards away.  Three days later the distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron’s office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has stolen his daughter. And why.  Against his better judgment Charlie gets involved in the case and when more bodies are discovered the awful truth dawns: there is a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades. Is baby Lily the latest victim of a madman? For Charlie it’s too late, he can’t let go. His demons won’t let him.

Publisher: Bloodhound Books ISBN: 9780995692640 Number of pages: 320

Buy from Amazon: http://amzn.eu/d/5bi0YIc Waterstoneshttps://www.waterstones.com/book/games-people-play/owen-mullen/9780995692640  *and all other good booksellers – not forgetting your local library!

Old Friends And New Enemies by Owen Mullen

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29008645The body on the mortuary slab wasn’t who Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron was looking for. But it wasn’t a stranger. Suddenly, a routine missing persons investigation becomes a fight for survival. As Charlie is dragged deeper into Glasgow’s underbelly he goes up against notorious gangster Jimmy Rafferty and discovers what fear really is. Rafferty is so ruthless even his own sons are terrified of him. Now he wants Charlie to find something. And Jimmy Rafferty always gets what he wants.

There is only one problem…Charlie doesn’t know where it is.

Publisher: Bloodhound Books ISBN: 9780995692671  Number of pages: 280

Buy from Amazon: http://amzn.eu/d/h0a6QvU or Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/old-friends-and-new-enemies/owen-mullen/9780995692671 *and all other good booksellers – not forgetting your local library!

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead by Owen Mullen

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34554576Gavin Law was a whistleblower. Now he’s missing. Just another case for Glasgow PI, Charlie Cameron, until he discovers there is more to Law and his disappearance than anyone imagined. Wallace Maitland, the surgeon responsible for leaving a woman brain-damaged may have abandoned his sacred oath and become a killer. Did the hospital which refused to accept responsibility for the tragedy have Law silenced permanently? Or, with his wife little more than a vegetable, has David Cooper, believing he has been betrayed yet again, taken justice into his own hands? Charlie comes to realise the world of medicine can be a dangerous place. Across the city, East End gangster, Sean Rafferty is preparing to exploit the already corrupt city council in a multi-million pound leisure development known as Riverside. The project will be good for Glasgow. But not everybody is keen to work with Rafferty. With more than money at stake, Sean will do anything to get his way. His motto, borrowed from his old man, is simple. Never take a no from somebody who can give you a yes. If that means murder, then so be it. Charlie has crossed Rafferty’s path before and lived to tell the tale. He may not be so lucky a second time.

Publisher: Bloodhound Books  ISBN: 9781912175093  Number of pages: 272

Buy at Amazon: http://amzn.eu/d/2470pEt or Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/before-the-devil-knows-youre-dead/owen-mullen/9781912175093 *and all other good booksellers – not forgetting your local library!

The Charlie Cameron Series: A Three Book Boxset

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A three book box set including: Games People Play, Old Friends and New Enemies, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.

Available from Amazon http://amzn.eu/d/3Yu8Gpc

And So It Began: Volume 1 (Delaney) by Owen Mullen

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36328715PI 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…

Publisher: Bloodhound Books   ISBN: 9781912175550   Number of pages: 200

Buy at Amazon: http://amzn.eu/d/drrmSO1 and Waterstoneshttps://www.waterstones.com/book/delaney-and-so-it-began/owen-mullen/9781912175550 *and all other good booksellers – not forgetting your local library!

In Harm’s Way by Owen Mullen– Launches on 16th October 2018

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What if someone you loved was in harm’s way?

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Publisher: Bloodhound Books  ISBN: 9781912604814  Number of pages: 252

Launches on 16th October

Waterstoneshttps://www.waterstones.com/book/in-harms-way/owen-mullen/9781912604814 *and all other good booksellers – not forgetting your local library!

You can connect with Owen Mullen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  He is published by Bloodhound Books and more details can be found on Amazon and Goodreads.

If the mood strikes you, please email Owen at enquiries@owenmullen.com where is he always interested to know what you think of his work!

I would like to say Thank You to Owen Mullen for his time involved in bringing this feature together.

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