My name is Martin Geraghty.

My first novel, A Mind Polluted, published by Crooked Cat Books, is currently available in paperback from Amazon. GET IT HERE.

The E-book will be released on 10th May 2018 and is available for pre-order now. Sample excerpt below…

Strangely, in the past year or so, whenever this scene has returned to haunt me, my mind’s eye has added another layer of disturbing imagery. The librarian appears at the table, an outstretched hand full of checked paper like butcher’s use to wrap their meat. She drops the contents on the desk, blood splashes on my school shirt and face. I’m staring at what looks like viscera as the librarian’s manic laugh causes others to join in.

About me

Despite being a keen reader, I had never contemplated creative writing until the summer of 2016 when an event, exactly one week before the Brexit vote, sparked outrage throughout the world. The murder of a member of parliament, Jo Cox. Various aspects of the tragedy resonated with me. The actual murder of a beautiful person who attempted to make the world a better place, the tremendous dignity her husband showed, then, I began to think about the individual who carried out the murder. What happened in his childhood? What happened in his life to get to this stage? When the answers to these questions became public, I began to write about a character, Connor Boyd, the main protagonist of my novel, who also lets a childhood incident greatly affect his life.

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