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Terence Faherty Books In Order

Publication Order of Owen Keane Mystery Books

Deadstick (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Live To Regret (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Keats (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Die Dreaming (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prove the Nameless (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ordained (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orion Rising (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eastward in Eden (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Scott Elliott Mystery Books

Kill Me Again (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Back Dead (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raise the Devil (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Teapot (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hollywood Op (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance in the Dark (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Play a Cold Hand (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Quiet Woman (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Confessions of Owen Keane (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Star Republic (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Files of the Star Republic (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Terence Faherty is an American published author of fiction novels. He has also lectured on films by Basil Rathbone.

Faherty was born January 1, 1954 in Trenton, New Jersey. He attended Rider College and graduated. Once he was done with schooling, he got a job as a technical writer in Indianapolis, Indiana, at a bank. He is married to his wife Jan and they currently reside in Indianapolis.

Faherty considers himself to be a story teller. He says that his stories usually end up being mysteries and sees solving mysteries and telling stories as being linked because the protagonist in many mystery stories is trying to get to the bottom and find answers for a question that is being asked. He sees private eye stories and mysteries as being a form of telling a story that is straight forward. A problem comes up and then the hero of the story does what they can and goes on a journey to try and resolve that problem.

Faherty wrote his first novel, which would end up being the debut Deadstick, in the eighties. Even though it was done by 1981, when he submitted it for publication it was rejected. He was not deterred and followed up when he received encouragement to submit the manuscript once more. He submitted it to St. Martin’s Press in 1990, which accepted it and ended up publishing the book.

Deadstick did quite well and it earned the author a nomination for an Edgar Award. It became the first installment of his Owen Keane series. The second novel in this fictional series would come out in 1992 and is titled Live to Regret. There were then several more books in this series, from the third novel The Lost Keats all the way up to the eighth novel, which came out in 2013, titled Eastward in Eden.

Faherty is also the creator and the author of the Scott Elliott series. This fictional series of novels started in 1996 with the publication of the debut book, Kill Me Again. This series takes place in the time of old Hollywood, far from the glory days and instead when it is in a time of decline. Scott Elliott is an employee for a secretive security company. He’s doing his best to try and keep the fall of Old Hollywood from happening as best as he knows how. There are several books in this series and it has been nominated by the Private Eye Writers of America for Shamus Awards multiple times and has won twice.

In addition to writing mystery series, Faherty has also released a stand alone fictional novel. The Quiet Woman was published in 2014 and is an intriguing romantic mystery story.

Faherty is the creator and the author of the Owen Keane fictional series of novels. The series was nominated by Mystery Readers International for a Macavity Award, which it won. It also has been nominated for an Edgar as well as a Barry, Anthony, Derringer and Shamus Award. It tracks the up and down life of a man that once wanted to be a seminarian and now has turned his attention to working as an amateur sleuth. The Roman Catholic seminary that Owen dropped out of was based mainly on St. Meinrad Archabbey’s School of Theology.

Deadstick is the first novel in the Owen Keane series by Terence Faherty. If you have been searching for a great mystery series to check out, let this one be it!

Owen Keane once wanted to study at the seminary but decided to drop out. He had an innate desire to try and find a cosmic answer through the mysteries of the human world, but that dream like quest has ended.

Now he’s onto something new and it’s definitely a lot different than it would have been if he had kept it up at seminary. He’s now at a law firm in New York, working one of those trusty nine to five hour jobs. His life is pretty quiet now, and it’s safe to say that things are going well for him. Nothing is really disrupting his routine until something comes up out of the blue.

He receives an unusual request that wants him to get them information on something that happened long ago. It was a fatal accident that ended up costing an aviator with a playboy reputation and the woman that he was engaged to marry their lives. The request is an unusual one, and Keane finds that he’s intrigued despite the disruption to his life routine.

Then he starts to try to figure out why a case that goes back forty years and was questioned by no one is being reopened. He may be an introvert, but research is what he does for a living. So when he finds archives are locked up, he’s going to have to look elsewhere. His quest for answers may take him to unlikely places, such as the gossip in town. But if he can find out the answers to the questions that he’s asking, it might all just be worth it.

Plagued with doubt and taking on the challenge, can Owen Keane get to the bottom of this? Or is he in way over his head? Pick up the first book in the Owen Keane series to find out!

Live to Regret is the exciting second novel in the Owen Keane series. If you like the first book, be sure to check out this awesome sequel for yourself!

Owen Keane is back, and with a new case. He’s been hired to try and figure out what’s going on with Harry Ohlman. Harry is not only a previous colleague but a friend as well. However, he has been acting strangely.

Perhaps it’s all justified as Mary, his wife, ended up being killed in a car accident. That would be a tragedy for anyone to go through. But as Owen starts looking into things and gets ever closer to finding out the truth, he may find that old scores that have not been settled are coming up. He also must figure out how he felt about Mary and whether it has anything to do with this– maybe interfering with his sound judgment.

As things from the past come to light, can Owen discover what’s going on? Or are some truths too murky to find? Read this sequel to find out!

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