Owen Mullen is a Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year long-listed novelist. His latest novel And So It Began is a Sunday Times Crime Club ⭐Star Pick.

2018-01-17
Interview...
What inspired you to write? As a boy I read Somerset Maugham... I imagined myself on a hill in the Mediterranean writing a great novel... I do write on a hill overlooking the Med! Did the inspiration to write come to you suddenly, or had you been thinking about it...

2018-01-03
A QUICKIE WITH OWEN MULLEN
Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it? Delaney: And So It Began…is set in the very evocative city of New Orleans. Vincent Delaney is an ex cop turned PI. Delaney and bureaucracy were never going to be good bedfellows. The NOPD lost their best detective...

2018-01-03
Detectives In The Dock
Owen Mullen, author of the Bloody Scotland, McIlvanney prize, long listed Charlie Cameron novels is here today introducing us to his new protagonist Vincent Delaney, and we're lucky enough to be getting a bit of insight into this exciting character from the magic pen of Owen Mullen! Tell us a...

2017-08-10
Owen Mullen and the popularity of the PI
1. Why use a private detective as your main protagonist? For me PIs are just a more attractive/romantic breed. They can make the rules up as they go along. No bosses or bureaucracy to cramp their style. Owen Mullen isn’t the only author to inject life into this stereotype. Agatha...

2017-06-05
Crime Fiction TakeOver Interview
Today on the blog, we have Author Owen Mullen, check out his crime scene and discover what he thinks of Edinburgh Which crime novel stayed with you long after you had finished? The Hound Of The Baskervilles…read it when I was 15 and have never forgotten it. So much going...

2017-05-23
Trip Fiction...Talking location!
TalkingLocationWith.... author Owen Mullen, who treats his readers to some ace Scottish settings in his crime thrillers. Owen MullenThe Charlie Cameron PI series is set mainly in Glasgow, although Charlie manages to get around other parts of the country. Of course, he spends a great deal of time in New...

2017-05-19
LoveBooksGroup...Interview
Hi Kelly thanks for asking me here today, I’ll try to give you some insight into The Real Me. I’ve been many things in my life – my CV looks a bit like Alan Whicker’s passport. But, one morning ten years ago when I decided I was going to write...

2017-04-11
Scotland The Noir
For many, Scotland is more than a country; it’s an idea, conjuring visions that are romantic and often dramatic. But for me, Scotland is the character every writer dreams of creating. Crime fiction always has a hero, bad guys and the supporting players to round out the relationships. If the...

2017-03-05
Did I Like It? It Depends… – Owen Mullen
Recently a woman sent me a Facebook DM, saying she’d started reading one of my books and had given up because she couldn’t get into it. Later, she’d returned to it and was at a loss to understand why it hadn’t impressed her the first time. She now likes it...

2017-03-01
Interview with Charlie Cameron PI
Q. How did you meet Owen Mullen? A. Starting with the difficult questions first. Okay. The truth is he just showed up one day and started moving my life around. At first I wasn’t comfortable – I was thinking ‘Who does this guy think he is?’ It seemed that every...

2017-02-21
First Draft
What’s Your First Draft Like? – Owen Mullen February 21, 2017 by Rebecca Bradley Leave a Comment Today I have another first drafter on the blog. Please welcome Owen Mullen. 2015-09-27-13-54-19When he was ten, Owen Mullen won a short story competition and didn’t write anything else for almost forty years....

2017-02-13
Pin a Book
Owen Mullen takes us to Scotland this week. He promises Scottish humor, dour Scots, and an almost-outsider looking in. Seems like a great read! How or why is the setting important to who your character is? Owen MullenThe setting is the bedrock of this series. It influences everything. The scenic...

2017-01-30
Who Knows Where The Road Goes?
Winter in the Mediterranean: the tourists have gone now and from my window I can see the Lefka Ori – the White Mountains – covered in snow, their peaks towering above the lush green valley before they disappear into the sky. Although it’s December, unbelievably, the sun is shining, we...