"A Man of Insignificance" by K. C. Dowling is published

Top Quote A story of murder, mystery and a curse spanning decades. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 26, 2016 - "A Man of Insignificance" by K. C. Dowling is published, About the Book: When disgraced small time politician Danny Senetti and local GP Maxine Wells become implicated in the ritualistic murder of a reclusive spinster they form an unlikely alliance. Drawn inexorably back almost two hundred years to historic, famine-blighted Ireland they discover more unsolved killings as the trail leads them into the lives of two families across four generations. Their discoveries unravel the source of the terrible mysterious curse of..... A Man of Insignificance.

    About the Author:
    An example of a true Mancunion - Proprietor of The Springfield Hotel in Marple, Independent Councillor runner for local elections 2016, writer and author of "The Red Hat Guide to Manchester City Centre" and "A Man of Insignificance," K.C. Dowling lives and works in and amongst his community where commitment and care is second nature.

    Kevin was born and raised in Manchester in the 1950s, 60s and 70s having crossed the city back and forth, almost every weekday, on his way to school and later on in life, he studied and worked inside its strong walled boundaries.

    In Kevin's words, "I think of both time and place with nostalgia. After all, Manchester is my hometown and there are surely few amongst us who do not recall our hometown with fondness."

    Amazon reviews:
    These are 2 of over 20 five-star reviews for this book on Amazon.co.uk:
    5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and intuitive detective
    By Claire H. on 18 Sept. 2015
    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

    Didn't really understand the "on the negative" review from R M Wills. On the positive which he/she didn't touch on, I read 30/40 books a year and have done for 20 years. For me the test of a good book is, does it hold your interest throughout? Books that do this are becoming harder to find, especially crime novels. This one passes the test easily. I felt no confusion at all with the moving time periods and the plot was weaved in such a way that it was wholly credible and kept you guessing chapter after chapter. As for the characters, apart from Maxine who was a bit too middle class and a bit too good to be true, they were all excellent, particularly the genial Irishman, the 1920s detective Stanley Old know and the crazy old lady in the "dotty speak" chapter. The star character of the book though is without doubt the jaded, flawed councillor Danny Senetti. His cynical monologues are perfect and are absolute gems. His homily on why women won't meet you alone in a pub is unreservedly spot on and hilarious. His discourse with Archie is highly entertaining and he is also a very clever and intuitive detective. I would recommend this book to anybody.

    5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended as a good read.
    By SteveFriernBarnet on 22 Dec. 2014
    Format: Paperback

    I really enjoyed this first novel from K. C. Dowling. An absolute page-turner, one of those books that you don't want to put down, but conversely you want to keep beside you ready for the anticipation of reading the next few chapters. So clever and unusual that it is a sort of 'whodunnit' where you know not only the victims but the murderers too (in most cases) and yet you are still kept totally interested in what is going on. It was a really well thought-out story. The settings are diverse, interesting and believable. Because it spans a period of over 150 years, there is, one might think, a danger that the characters will be not clearly drawn, or confused with each other; for me this never happened. I was particularly impressed with how well-drawn the two main characters from present-day were - I found them totally credible and highly involving as individuals. For me, the background of Ireland was particularly interesting, but the places used were wide-ranging and yet different from so many novels of the genre. Highly recommended as a good read.

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    Press/Media Contact Details:
    Grosvenor House Publishing
    Tel. 01483 243 450
    E-mail: info ( @ ) grosvenorhousepublishing dot co dot uk
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