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Inspired by a true crime, Someone Has Taken My Place is an epic account of identity thefts and multiple insurance fraud. Irish private investigator Andy Stone is on the trail of the international con man known only as the Cowboy. Expert in the forensics of financial fraud investigations, Stone is obsessed with obtaining justice for the dead Irish babies whose identity was stolen by the serial fraudster. Buy the Book!
There is more excitement at this feis than Liffey Rivers could have ever imagined! Will she finally win a 1st place in her soft shoe jig (her best dance) and get her very own solo dress at last? Or will she get a "good, but not good enough" 2nd or 3rd place? And who is that man Liffey sees standing by the elevators with the streak of white hair running down the back of his head (like a skunk) and what is he up to?
Quinn Parker, a retired attorney, begins a family history project to learn about family that his Grandfather, Jeremiah Desmond, may have left behind in Ireland when he fled during the Famine. Quinn's mother sparks his interest in one of their last conversations before she passes away that there were other Desmond family members that did not leave Ireland during the famine years. Quinn's innocent appearing family history project takes a turn he would regret when he discovers a packet of old, yellowed letters written in Gaelic and stored in his mother's basement.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jim Corbett and I originally hail from Limerick City. I have recently written a book about my grandfather and his adventures during the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War, entitled Not while I have Ammo. During the Irish Civil War between the 15th and the 20th July 1922, the Republican-held Strand Barracks in Limerick, on what is now Clancy’s Strand, came under constant ferocious attacks from Free State troops.
With the tragedy of Easter 1916 behind them and spurred on by the euphoria born of England's willingness to confer after months of bitter warfare, Irish republicans sense they are finally on the verge of trimuph over their centuries-old foe. Ireland's freedom is just around the corner or so it seems.
This story has been waiting a long time to be told. Norah's Children is a novel which has at its heart, a truth. There was a Norah, though I'm not sure that she even spelled her name that way. Norah did have five children and five different families ultimately took in those children. What those families were like, or how those children were actually reared, I do not know. I heard whispers long ago and, like the fine silk of a spider's web, they clung to me. I finally gathered those fragile threads and wove them within a story of "how it might have been."
A 1960s American folk music legend weaves stories of a
girlhood on “the singing streets” of Ireland, marriage in Scotland, and arrival in America buy the book!
For more than a decade, Chicagoans woke up to Bob "Uncle Bobby" Collins on their radios. The WGN-AM 720 morning radio host’s tragic death in an airplane crash in February brought an outpouring of emotion and tears as Chicagoans sought to share their grief. Noted for his folksy radio personality, Collins was as genuine as he seemed on the air, and a friend to many. His charitable works, especially to the Salvation Army and WGN’s Neediest Kids Fund, were unmatched. Every morning, Uncle Bobby is truly missed in Chicago.
It looked for a while like Mike Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay. But a chance remark by one of his coworkers made him realize that he wanted to involve himself in something bigger, something more meaningful than crushing rocks and drinking beer.
In Irish Echo editor O'Hanlon's first novel, a shaky assassination thriller, tabloid reporter Nick Bailey gets a tip about the police discovery of a dead priest found hanging off London's Blackfriars Bridge, where Roberto Calvi, a banker implicated in a Vatican financial scandal, died similarly in 1982. Buy the Book!