The Bastard is Dead
The Paul Burke Mystery novels are a fresh and innovative take on the amateur sleuth murder mystery genre. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful French Riviera, ex-pro cyclist Paul Burke lives a quiet and simple life blogging about sports.

In The Bastard Is Dead, Burke is assigned to cover the Tour de France. But when the unexpected happens and Pierre McManus, a team trainer celebrated by fans but hated by his fellow riders, dies just as a stage race ends, it’s a shock to everyone. And when a second controversial death involving a former teammate of Burke’s occurs, Burke suddenly finds himself mixed-up in murder. The only problem is, learning the real truth may just cost him his life.

The Paul Burke Mystery series will take readers across Europe as Burke and other reoccurring characters visit the Provence area of France, the Austrian section of the Danube River, the French island of Corsica, and the Catalonia region of Spain, all areas where Kavanagh has traveled extensively. The rich history, scenery, and culture will also appeal to travel buffs and food aficionados.
Along Came a Soldier by Brenda Davies
D'Arcy Kavanagh
The Paul Burke Mysteries, #1
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ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover: 978-1-64397-029-5
Softcover:  978-1-64397-030-1
Ebook:        978-1-64397-031-8
LCCN: 2019938909

Page Count: 316
Release Date: 5/7/2020
Fiction / Mystery
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“…an interesting new take on the mystery genre…[Kavanagh] has some serious writing chops.”
— Scott Sakatch, author
“I was left wanting to read more of Paul Burke…If you like a good murder mystery, enjoy good food and wine and love cycling, this is a great read!
— Jeff Hamilton, Goodreads Reviewer
“…intriguing, and totally believable. The read was like a good ride—twists and turns, ups and downs, all bringing us to a highly satisfactory conclusion.
— Rita Peterson, Goodreads Reviewer
“…a lot of fun to read: it's well written, fast paced and kept me hooked till the end. The mystery is solid and kept me guessing.
— Annarelix Book Blog
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“An enjoyable story that will keep the reader captivated.
— R.J. McKay, Goodreads Reviewer
“If you enjoy cycling, the French Riviera, and interesting mysteries, you’ll enjoy The Bastard is Dead.
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