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I'm Caimh McDonnell.
As well as being an author, I'm a stand-up comedian, TV writer, sports announcer and podcast producer. I also ballroom dance like a dream - well, OK, I've not tried and I'm never going to but, I like to think that if I did, I'd be great at it. Let's all just get onboard with that and get that rumour out there. This is the internet, weirder things have happened.
The books I write are comedic crime thrillers set in my hometown of Dublin. I like to view them as purely crime books that also happen to be funny, but that doesn't take away from the drama. Bad stuff happens, actions have real consequences, no pies get thrown.
So, read my books, don't read my books, entirely up to you - now if you'll excuse me, I have a hypothetic ballroom dancing championship to win.




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How To Send a Message

How To Send A Message is a collection of seven short stories from award-winning author and TV writer Caimh McDonnell. A couple of these stories feature Bunny McGarry - a character that appears in Caimh's critically-acclaimed novels A Man With One of Those Faces and The Day That Never Comes.
Two of these stories have already been published in anthologies.



A Man With One of Those Faces - Preview

'A brilliant comedic thriller' - The Irish Post

The first time somebody tried to kill him it was an accident.

The second time was deliberate.

Now Paul Mulchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant for violence. Together, they must solve one of the most notorious crimes in Irish history…

…or else they’ll be history.

A Man With One of Those Faces is book 1 in Caimh McDonnell's critically acclaimed Dublin Trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a razor-sharp and distinctly Irish wit. This sample contains the first 5 chapters.