As the two or three readers of my bi-monthly contribution to this blog know, I am busy working on my next Mick Murphy Key West Mystery. I finally came with a name, tentatively, anyway, “NOBODY WINS.” You’ll have to read the book to know why the title.
Like “TO BEAT THE DEVIL,” this book takes Murphy and his eclectic crew of miscreants out of Key West to Los Angeles, New Jersey and Dublin, and back to Key West. I am almost ready to begin the Dublin part of the book, but won’t be in Dublin until mid-April for the anniversary or the Easter Monday, 1916 Uprising against England.
I hope to have the book finished before doing my Dublin research and while there add the color of the city. The story doesn’t change, but I will add detail of the pubs and streets and cemetery.
So, what do I need help on, you ask. I am staying at a hotel in Parnell Square because it puts me near the train station for day jaunts into the countryside. If you’ve been to Dublin or other cities in Ireland, tell me about it. Recommend places to stop, places to eat and drink. Pubs, galleries, bookstores, museums, pubs, and least we forget, pubs.
I hope to find my family heritage while I’m there and if my grandfather was from Ireland (my sister says it’s my great-grandfather) then I am second generation and can apply for dual citizenship, get an Irish passport and travel anywhere in the world!
If you’ve got a story about a trip to the Emerald Isle, let me hear it.
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