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138 Dublin Thrillers With Irish Police Officer (Garda) Marie O'Halloran, AKA Casey King!

October 01, 2023 Patrick O'Donnell / Marie O'Halloran Episode 138
Cops and Writers Podcast
138 Dublin Thrillers With Irish Police Officer (Garda) Marie O'Halloran, AKA Casey King!
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On today’s show, we cross the pond to the birthplace of my parents, Ireland, where we chat with returning guest and my favorite Garda, Marie O’Halloran. 

Casey King is the crime-writing alter-ego of crime fighter, Marie O’Halloran. She has spent over two decades as a member of the Irish Police Force, also known as the An Garda Síochána, and has a Diploma in Policing Studies. Throughout her career, she has worked on various gangland operations, and drug investigations and had roles as exhibits officer, community liaison officer, and Traveler liaison officer.

Marie O’Halloran is represented by London agent, Kate Nash, of Kate Nash Literary Agency. Casey was recently listed in The Bookseller Magazine's Agent Hotlist for the London Book Fair. As a playwright, Casey co-wrote the commercially staged play Catching the Train, and most recently had one of her plays long-listed in the 2019 Wexford Literary Festival's Billy Roche International Short Play Award. 

Her debut thriller novel, Deceit was released on September 21st and is burning up the charts and the follow-up to this book, Exposed is set for release on December 14th!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

·      How Marie got involved in law enforcement.

·      Becoming an Irish police officer and the training and equipment. 

·      Her career path in the An Garda Síochána.

·      How she juggled being a mom and wife while working different hours and holidays.

·      Her beginnings in writing, including the therapeutic effects of writing poetry.

·      Book one of the Dublin Thriller Book series, Deceit.

·      Her writing process.

·      Marie’s future writing projects.

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