Novels by Vincent H. O'Neil

Mystery, Horror, and Science Fiction

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Q&A from the BFI Voyager Sci-Fi Film Festival

November 15, 2014

Tags: science fiction, fantasy, survival, ranger, starvation, aliens, war, combat, scout, film, theater

Tell us about yourself

Iím Vincent H. OíNeil, and Iím the author of the new mil sci-fi ďSim WarĒ series (Glory Main and Orphan Brigade) from HarperVoyager, writing as Henry V. OíNeil. Iím also the author of a four-novel murder mystery series from St. Martinís Press (Murder in (more…)

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…)

Hearing the Music: How composing a song and composing a story can be almost the exact same thing

February 25, 2011

Tags: composition, composer, theater, director, playwright, music, climax, murder, mystery


In my latest novel Death Troupe, the playís gruff director Jerome Barron gives some advice to his playwright, main character Jack Glynn:


ďDo me a favor, Jack. Get yourself a nice set of headphones and listen to a few classical tunes. Pick something that really hits you, that gets your blood going or (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…)

Works and Sample Chapters

Military Science Fiction
Horror
Death Troupe Mysteries
Frank Cole Mystery

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