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Charles E McGarry

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Charles E. McGarry lives in Glasgow where he was born and bred, although he spent several years living in London and Edinburgh. He has played in bands, is widely travelled and graduated from Glasgow University in 1994 with an honours degree in History and Politics. He currently works as an audio editor and newspaper sub-editor, having formerly been a business analyst for British Telecom. He is the co-author of The Road to Lisbon, and murder mysteries starring psychic detective Leo Moran which were released to critical acclaim: The Ghost of Helen Addison and The Shadow of the Black Earl.

The third Leo Moran adventure, The Mystery of the Strange Piper, was released on September 16th 2021 by BackPage Press. Asked by an old acquaintance to investigate a curse which is said to haunt the beautiful Scottish Isle of Sonna, Leo finds himself drawn into an extraordinary drama of envy, shame and vengeance. He investigates the events of summer 1989, when a group of high-spirited teenagers dabbled in an occult ritual… with tragic consequences. The teenagers are now in middle age, but acrimony persists over that terrible night. Death strikes again, and Leo realises that his presence on the island is not welcome, and that there are dark forces at work beyond his imagining.

Books by Charles E McGarry

  • The Ghost of Helen Addison

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  • The Shadow of the Black Earl

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  • The Mystery of the Strange Piper

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