The O'Brien Press, Ireland's largest publishers of children's books, is to publish The Big Break Detectives as a 64 page graphic novel paperback in 2011. Aimed at 7-11 year olds, the book will feature four full colour Big Break Detective stories narrated by quirky and be-hatted Little Tom in casebook style, and will be available from all good booksellers from September 2011.

UPDATE! The Big Break Detectives Casebook has gone to print, roll on September!

Check out the O'Brien Press HERE...


O'Brien Press will also this year begin publishing my series of "WHODUNNITS" for 10-14 year olds. Entitled "MURDER CAN BE FATAL", the first book will feature the famous Swiss Detective Marcel Petit-Pois and his chimp sidekick Tesla as they track down the murderous Chocolatier in "Death By Chocolate". This series is due to begin publication in Autumn 2011. Each graphic novel will be 80 pages with old school black and white artwork.

UPDATE! Death By Chocolate is OUT NOW! - Book 2, Six Million Ways To Die is out at the end of the month! For more see here...


And as if that wasn't enough, O'Brien Press will publish in 2012 my 80 page graphic novel telling the story of the trials and tribulations of Ireland's worst hurling team, the Ballybreen Terriers U14s, and their unlikely captain Fintan Heffernan.

NEWS! The Big Break Detectives were spotted on RTE's Nationwide programme on 5th March 2010 as part of an article on John Cullen and RíRá comic! You can see it here http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1068005 for a short while. 

THE BIG BREAK DETECTIVES is a strip I created for RíRá comic, an Irish language comic aimed at schoolkids and to be sold through Irish National Schools.

Having been asked to contribute, I decided to do an old-style adventure story, based around three schoolkids, Danny, Kate and her brother Little Tom, who have a secret hideout in the basement under their school and investigate mysteries in their half hour lunchbreak. 

The strip was written in English and translated by the talented people at RíRá, and government funding willing, will be out in schools soon.
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