Author Jim Musgrave Introduces Detective Patrick O'Malley In His Fascinating New Mystery Series

Los Angeles, California   June 15, 2013   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) There is a new detective in the world of literature, and he's hitting the mark with mystery lovers, history buffs and SteamPunk aficionados alike right from his first appearance in the novel "Forevermore."

Irishman and Civil War hero Patrick O'Malley is living in the cottage of his old friend Edgar Allan Poe. When he finds a page of notes left behind by the author of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven" he makes it his mission to investigate the bizarre circumstances of Poe's death.

Jim Musgrave refers to the O'Malley series as mini-mysteries, short enough to read anywhere. The inspiration seems to come from Poe himself who said, "If any literary work is too long to be read at one sitting, we must be content to dispense with the immensely important effect derivable from unity of impression-for, if two sittings be required, the affairs of the world interfere, and everything like totality is at once destroyed."

In fact, Musgrave has created an app which he describes as helping the reader keep the 1860s in their pocket. Sounds rather like writer of haunting poetry and tales of terror, Poe himself, who also had interests in scientific developments of his time. If that's not enough "Forevermore" is also a great audiobook read by Shandon Loring, in his dramatic Irish voice.

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Jim Musgrave was a semi-finalist the Black Lawrence Press 2012 Chapbook Awards and a Bram Stoker Award Finalist. He has also published three novels and two collections of short stories at CIC Publications.
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