The Garfield Conspiracy by Owen Dwyer is the perfect engrossing mix of fiction and history that has you hooked from the first page.
Richard Todd, an award-winning writer, is outwardly successful but inwardly plagued by uncertainties. Worst of all, he can’t seem to write anymore. When a bright young editor, Jenny Lambe, arrives on his doorstep to work with him on his latest book, about the assassination of US president James Garfield, his life is sent spinning off in a new direction.
President Garfield was killed by Charles Guiteau, who was tried and hanged for the murder. But was he acting along, or was there a more sinister force at work? Richard hears Guiteau’s voice in his head, and as his relationship with Jenny deepens, he is visited by other characters in the drama. Are they helping Richard solve the mystery surrounding Garfield’s murder – or pushing him further towards the edge?
A remarkable, disturbing portrait of a middle-aged man torn between his carefully constructed life and new adventures which may beckon, in the present and the past, from one of Ireland’s most exciting emerging authors.
When we were approached by the team at Midas about being included on the blog tour for The Garfield Conspiracy, we said yes. We were intrigued by the premise of the book. And having read it we are so glad we did.
The Garfield Conspiracy is sinister, funny in parts and a gripping read, blending both historical fact and fiction seamlessly in a way we have rarely seen before. It’s painstakingly researched and well worth a read if you like fiction that is based on real-life events.
The Garfield Conspiracy is out now via Liberties Press, you can get a copy here!