Gerard O'Donovan is an Irish journalist and TV critic for the Daily Telegraph. Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger Award, he is the author of three previous highly-acclaimed crime novels, including one previous Tom Collins mystery.
O'Donovan does a marvelous job with setting and scandal, skillfully evoking the drama of being on an old Hollywood movie set . Fans of 1920s glamour and scandal will enjoy . This fun mystery is a strong entry in the series * <b>Library Journal</b> * Engrossing . O'Donovan makes fine use of period details, and peoples the cast with fascinating real-life characters. This action-packed, tightly plotted mystery should win the author new fans * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * Blending historical figures - Ingram and La Marr, Ramon Navarro and political fixer Kent Kane Parrot - into his vividly etched story, O'Donovan delivers a stylish, scabrous and punchy private-eye investigation * <b>The Irish Times</b> * Outstanding ... O'Donovan skilfully portrays an evolving city that is shaped and indeed ruled by the movie industry ... Readers will hope this marks the start of a longrunning series * <b>Publishers Weekly Starred Review</b> of <b>The Long Silence</b> * Filled with deliciously evil villains and glamorous backdrops. A winner with fans of Old Hollywood * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>The Long Silence</b> * An atmospheric and cynical take on Hollywood's realpolitik in the silent era * <b>The Irish Times</b> on <b>The Long Silence</b> * For fans of mysteries set in Hollywood's early days, like Mary Miley's Silent Murders and Edward Wright's When I Disappear, this one's a sure thing * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>The Long Silence</b> * O'Donovan, who's clearly done his homework, has fun amid the fleshpots of 1922 Hollywood, and like-minded fans will too * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>The Long Silence</b> *