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Publication Order of Dublin Trilogy Books

A Man With One of Those Faces (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day That Never Comes (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels in the Moonlight (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Orders (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Christmas (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Sins (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firewater Blues (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Family Jewels (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape From Victory (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Dublin Trilogy Books

Angels in the Moonlight(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Sins(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firewater Blues(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Family Jewels(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape From Victory(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man With One of Those Faces(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Christmas(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day That Never Comes(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Orders(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of McGarry Stateside Books

Disaster Inc (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Deeds and Bad Intentions (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Have Sinned (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quiet Man (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Other Plans (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of MCM Investigations Books

The Final Game (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deccie Must Die (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stranger Times Books

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The Stranger Times (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Charming Man (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Will Tear Us Apart (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relight My Fire (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Welcome to Nowhere (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

How To Send a Message (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bunny McGarry Shorts (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Sisters Gonna Work It Out (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smithy's Revenge (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Book of Angels(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Hailing from Dublin, the Irish writer Caimh McDonnell has been writing for quite some time now, having worked in comedy for a long period too, something which has clearly rubbed off upon his work, creating some extremely witty and incisive takes on the human condition, as he gets to the heart of each and every character, whilst also crafting creative and compelling narratives, Bringing the reader in, he really manages to give them a clear insight into his way of thinking, and how he looks at the world, taking them on a journey throughout, reaching a variety of interesting and idiosyncratic conclusions. Knowing and understanding his audience clearly too, he really gives them what they want, whilst also simultaneously remaining true entirely to himself, always on the lookout for new and fun ideas with which to inform his next novel. Using elements of crime and thriller novels too, he really allows his books to set up a suspense filled tone that draws his readers in, making for an extremely rich and evocative ambiance. This, coupled with his intricately woven characters, goes some towards explaining how he has come to be one of the most sought after voices currently working within the industry today. Working on television on numerous comedy shows, such as ‘Have I Got News for You’ for the BBC, he’s really managed to create a brand for himself within the industry, with his razor sharp wit that’s always able to pinpoint exactly what it is about his subject that is different and unique. Reaching a worldwide audience of readers, he has been able to appeal to a global audience, setting himself up as one of the foremost figures currently working in his field at this time. This is something that is expected to continue for quite some time to come, as his writing career grows from strength-to-strength for a long time yet.

Early and Personal Life

Born and raised in Dublin, the future writer to be Caimh McDonnell would grow up with a strong interest in comedy and the written word, something that he would nurture in the following years to come. This would develop over time, leading to him honing and refining his voice upon the stand-up circuit, something which would see him build upon his voice, as well as articulate his personality and style. This would build in the following years to come, as he would manage to create a style that is still currently gaining momentum to this very day.

Working in television as well, he has really managed to create strong brand for himself, largely focusing upon British television, such as ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’, along with working for children’s television too. Winning awards for his work, such as a BAFTA for his work upon the CBBC children’s show ‘Pet Squad’, he really has become a well established presence among both the critics and the general public alike. Currently living in Manchester, he continues to write to this day, with plenty more titles and projects planned upon the horizon, on into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career

It would be in 2016 that he Caimh McDonnell would bring out his first novel, with the title ‘A Man With One of Those Faces’. This book would also come to be the first in his ongoing series of novels titled the ‘Dublin Trilogy’, of which there are four of so far and counting. Not showing signs of stopping anytime soon either, he will continue to grow as an author, as he his writing will leave a legacy that will be appreciated for a long time to come.

Angels in the Moonlight

Initially coming out through the ‘McFori Ink’ publishing label, this first came out in 2017 on the 30th of August to much acclaim. Setting up the third title to be released in the ‘Dublin Trilogy’, it actually works as a prequel to the other titles, giving an insight into the past of its leading character. It also manages to develop on him as a person, along with the world that he is inhabiting, building upon the atmosphere and overall ambiance.

Working chronologically as a prequel to the first, this manages to pick up on a number of themes and ideas that have already been laid out in the series. Already knowing the characters, this manages to bring the readers in to the past of Detective Bunny McGarry, thus developing him as a character. Taking place in Dublin as well, this is familiar territory to McDonnell as an author, as he manages to bring the city to life in full glorious color, with it almost becoming a character in its own right as the series itself progresses.

Set in 1999, this sees Bunny McGarry as one of the most feared detectives within the criminal underworld, having brought a score of criminals to justice. Now he has a chance to do the same for one of Ireland’s most notorious armed robbery gangs, as he aims to bring them down finally once and for all. That’s when Simone turns up, as it appears that Bunny’s feelings for her could potentially cloud his judgement, as he must choose between justice and protecting those he loves. Will he make the right choice? What is the right choice? Where are the angels in the moonlight?

Last Orders

Released through the ‘McFori Ink’ publishing label once more, this continue on chronologically from the previous two titles in the ‘Dublin Trilogy’, as well as the prequel too. Following on in much the same vein as before, this was originally brought out on the 3rd of March in 2018, taking the series and the world forwards. It also manages to create a style and tone of its own too, developing the overall world in the process, whilst taking the series forwards as a whole.

Learning that a rival investigations agency may have played a pivotal role in shaping a certain incident in his past, Paul seems to have a potential vendetta on his hands. Dragging his own MCM Investigations into a blood feud, it looks like he could tear everything down, something that is also upsetting Brigit in the process. That’s when Bunny McGarry discovers bodies located up in the Wicklow Mountains, leading him on a path that could also lead to certain doom. Will they be able to keep their heads above water? Who is behind it all? What are the last orders?

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3 Responses to “Caimh McDonnell”

  1. Jewel Parrish: 2 years ago

    I found this series by accident and cannot get enough. My favorite so far is “Firewater Blues” due to the character “Deccie” playing such a crucial part. Great entertainment, lots of laughs when “Bunny” and “Deccie” are together.

  2. Daniel Hollacher: 3 years ago

    Just an incredibly enjoyable series – and the other ‘series’ and individual stories are all examples of the best in entertaining reading.
    Can’t wait for more from this guy – his work is amazing!

  3. rhoneyman: 5 years ago

    I just finished the entire series, reading the prequel first (highly recommended). McDonnell’s is a refreshingly cynical voice topped with a fair bit of sentimentality to completely soften the almost Nordic darkness.


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