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Friday 20 October 2017

Vanessa launches 'Little Bones' book

Sam Blake (Vanessa O’Loughlin) with author Tara Flynn
Sam Blake (Vanessa O’Loughlin) with author Tara Flynn

Author Sam Blake launched her book 'Little Bones' last Thursday evening at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.

Sam Blake is the pen name for Kilmacanogue resident Vanessa O'Loughlin.

Vanessa is the founder of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and the hugely popular national writing resources website Writing.ie. She is Ireland's leading literary scout who has assisted many award winning and bestselling authors to publication.

Vanessa has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book. Her book has gone straight to number one in Easons since its release last week.

For fans of Alex Barclay and Niamh O'Connor, Little Bones introduces Cathy Connolly, a bright young heroine set to take the world of crime fiction by storm. 24-year-old Garda Cathy Connolly might be a fearless kick-boxing champion but when she discovers a baby's bones concealed in the hem of a wedding dress, the case becomes personal.

For artist Zoe Grant, the bones are another mysterious twist in her mother's disappearance. Then her grandmother, head of the Grant Valentine department store empire is found dead, and a trail of secrets is uncovered that threatens to shake a dynasty.

In a story that moves from London's East End to the Las Vegas mafia, one thing is certain - for Cat, life will never be the same again.

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