New Blood by Kevin McManus / #Extract #BlogTour #StPatricksDayFestival @zooloosBT @bassbreeze @SpellBoundBks


Ray Logue series #3

It’s murder out there… The body of an unknown man has been discovered on a beach in the cold light of day, a body that has been shot and left to bleed out on the sand.

Detective Inspector Ray Logue, still reeling from the events of his last case, is brought in to investigate. While working the case, he is drawn into the maelstrom of gang warfare as he comes face to face with the ‘New Blood’ – a young gang leader called Kyle Brody who is fast making a name for himself.

Brody is lawless. He is a predator and a thug who takes no mercy on those who stand in his way, seemingly rejecting society and taking pride in causing anarchy .

Dealing, smuggling and murdering are Brody’s trades – he’s good at them and from the wounds inflicted on the body Logue sees, it looks like he takes pleasure in cruelty.

Yet as more details emerge about Brody’s accomplices, Logue realises that the lines between good and evil are not always clear




When and where do you prefer to write?

In my study at home, I usually do an hour or two most evenings after work.

Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?

I like background music, Max Richter works for me. Especially “The Blue Notebooks”

If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

Jo Nesbo

Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?

The “good one”, I’m a clean-living Irish boy.

Who would you like/have liked to interview?

Tom Waits.

Where can I find you when you are reading?

In my living room, in front of a warm stove.

Where can I find you wen you are not writing/reading?

Teaching at school.

What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?


How do you come up with a title for your book?

Song titles or lyrics.

How do you pick a cover for your book?

Searching through images online trying to find an image that encapsulates the mood of the story.

Thank you, Kevin McManus and Zooloo’s Book Tours


About the author

Kevin McManus is an Irish author. He primarily writes Crime Fiction novels but also delves into writing poetry and short stories. He lives in County Leitrim in Western Ireland with his wife Mary and their dog Jack. He works by day as a secondary school teacher. Kevin has produced a series of novels featuring an Irish Detective called Ray Logue and a series based around a New York Detective called John Morrigan. His debut novel published in 2016 was “The Whole of the Moon”. In a previous incarnation, Kevin was a bass guitarist in several rock bands for over twenty year. Kevin is a supporter of Aston Villa FC which has caused him to age prematurely.


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