Novels by Vincent H. O'Neil

Mystery, Horror, and Science Fiction

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Harlequin has released DEATH TROUPE in paperback!

March 1, 2013

Tags: murder mystery, drama, suspense, thriller, play, theater, directing, acting, writing, play-writing, creative process, inspiration, motivation, Adirondack

Harlequin just released my theater-themed murder mystery DEATH TROUPE in paperback, and they did a fantastic job. They already published paperback versions of all four of the Frank Cole mysteries, and I've loved the cover art they've developed for every one of them, but they outdid themselves with DEATH TROUPE.

Although DEATH TROUPE is (more…)

The Best Review I've Ever Received

May 5, 2011

Tags: Libby Cudmore, murder mystery, theater, art, writing, acting, directing, Adirondack

Libby Cudmore, a marvelous new writer from the noir side of the mystery world, just gave my new book DEATH TROUPE the greatest review. I'm practically speechless, so here it is:

Death Troupe is a mystery novel for writers. It's about writing. It's about the struggles of writing and what being a writer does (more…)

DEATH TROUPE gets its first official review!

April 1, 2011

Tags: murder, mystery, theater, acting, directing, playwriting, Adirondack

The Midwest Book Reviewís excellent review of DEATH TROUPE:

It's quite annoying when fiction becomes reality. More so when your fiction is murder. "Death Troupe" follows the theatre group known as the Jerome Barron players who have earned the nickname Death Troupe, surrounding their practice of doing murder mystery plays. But when their (more…)

Getting It Write: When your main character is a writer

February 16, 2011

Tags: writing, playwriting, directing, acting, murder, mystery, Adirondack

In my new novel Death Troupe, the main character is a playwright. Creating such a role was a new experience for me, and I was surprised by how much work it turned out to be. Iíve read many novels in which the protagonist was some kind of writer (Stephen Kingís The Shining, (more…)

Murder, Romance, Suspense, and Theater: My new novel Death Troupe

February 11, 2011

Tags: theater, acting, directing, playwriting, Adirondack, murder, romance, mystery

Now available on Amazon:

DEATH TROUPE by Vincent H. OíNeil (394 pages)

The Jerome Barron Players have a problem. Their writer, Ryan Betancourt, has killed himself under mysterious circumstances and they need a replacement right away. The Players, unofficially known as Death Troupe, come together once a year to perform a high-end murder mystery (more…)

Research and Writing: Itís not just the facts after all

October 6, 2010

Tags: research, theater, acting, directing, murder mystery, writing

Iíve been writing in various genres for some time now, but only recently came to appreciate the link between research and inspiration. Yes, I know; it was probably always there, but I hadnít really given it much thought until just a few years ago.

Like so many former students, somewhere I got (more…)

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Military Science Fiction
Death Troupe Mysteries
Frank Cole Mystery

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