MICHAEL GALLAGHER WRITES

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Michael Gallagher is the author of two series of Victorian novels, one about a psychic, the other about a reformed thief.

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Find me on bluesky at @mtgallagher.bsky.social.

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Michael Gallagher
Featured book of the week:
OCTOPUS:
OCTAVIUS GUY & THE CASE OF THE THROTTLED TRAGEDIENNE

When the leading actress dies in mysterious circumstances on stage during a performance of The Duchess of Malfi, Gooseberry feels duty-bound to investigate. It is, after all, a great deal more exciting than tracking down a rich old lady’s errant cat!

"I loved it. Most people I interact with regularly on Twitter are aware of these terrific books and share my enthusiasm. If you are not yet familiar, do pause a moment for this thread.

Octavius Guy is simply the best detective who’s not on TV yet. If you like a good murder mystery, historical settings (Gallagher writes the best descriptions of Dickensian London since, well, since Dickens), a tight plot, a brilliantly drawn cast of characters & a smattering of humour then this is your next favourite book. Also included: great action sequences, a superbly voiced narrator, & an immersive world built on thorough research.

Did I mention that I loved it?"

Mark Rogers, Twitter Reviewer

Click here to download it for FREE!

Featured article of the week:
BUNHILL FIELDS
The burial grounds where the climax of Octopus takes place
FROM BOOK TO PODCAST - A DIARY
The weekly ups and downs of turning Octopus into a podcast
OCTOPUS: THE PROLOGUE
Listen as Beric Livingstone narrates the entire prologue
Featured recipe of the week:
PESTO
JUNE'S FABULOUS FRIEND

This month in Fabulous Friends we hear from Suzy Schettler again, as she describes how she went about finding her sons an appropriate education.

If anyone's new here, the Fabulous Friends articles provide a great way to get to know some of the key members of our bluesky circle. Go on! I know you want to give it a read! This month's Fabulous Friend.

THE MYSTERY JUKEBOX

Saturday's Mystery Jukebox 4.0 has successfully relaunched on bluesky. Kitty starts you off with a track and either a particular keyword or particular topic and then runs the Jukebox with a paw of iron as people add to the playlist. See Kitty's list of rules and conventions here.

Each week Kitty will save her second token till the very end, just before shutting the bar and pulling the plug on the Jukebox. If anyone guesses her chosen track, they will win a week in her favourite spot! Yes, friend! You too could snuggle into an unsuitably small cardboard box!

Have you ever considered guest hosting a Jukebox? You'll find guidelines here.

KITTY'S PLAYLIST
Kitty spins her nine choices from this week's Jukebox
AND FINALLY...

Remember, all my novels are still FREE to download from Draft2Digital (formerly known as Smashwords until its recent merger).

Take at look at what readers say about them. Here on the website you even get to see the video in its entirety!

Summer from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Featuring John Harrison on violin
with Robert Turizziani conducting the Wichita State University Chamber Players

Sound recording © John Harrison, JohnHarrisonViolin.com
Edited version used under a CC-BY-SA 1.0 Generic licence

John Thomson’s images from “Street Life in London” (1876-77)
courtesy of the London School of Economics Digital Library
Used under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence

His book is available as a free pdf download from the London School of Economics Digital Library. Just click on the link.


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