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Win a copy of ‘Watchers’ – book 1 in an Irish mystery series

Watchers by Brid Wade

Watchers by Brid Wade

I’m glad to be bringing you another giveaway this week. My thanks to all at Tirgearr Publishing who have generously offered 2 copies of this brand new fiction novel by Irish author Brid Wade.
The giveaway is for 2 e-books. There will be two lucky winners, and if you’re one of them you can pick from one of the available formats listed at the link below.

Author info

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Brid’s family hails from the inner city, making her a true blue ‘Dub’. One of four sisters, she was educated by the Holy Faith Nuns in Larkhill. Always drawn to the arts, Brid studied piano at the Municipal School of Music. Later she joined a band where she played the electronic organ and sang harmony with her sister. They were known as The Honeybees.

At nineteen, she met her future husband and travelled to Manchester for a year before returning to Ireland where they married and she settled down to become a stay-at-home mum to their three children. At that time she learned to paint, which led to her joining The North Dublin Craftworkers’ Association, on whose behalf she ran the annual Christmas Craft Gift Fair in the city centre. This led to a new career within the exhibition industry.

In 2001, seeking a change of environment, Brid moved to Kilkenny City and began to write. An avid armchair detective, she chose her favourite genre; crime fiction. Her aim was to create a character in a series of mystery stories based in modern Ireland. Matt Costello is that character. In 2006, she relocated to Inistioge, a picturesque village outside Kilkenny City, where she continues to write and paint.

About ‘Watchers, A Matt Costello Mystery’, book one

When the remains of a woman are found in Drohola Woods, ex-Garda detective, Matt Costello, is called in by the estate owner to help with the investigation. Clues lead Matt down a twisting path to a more guesome discovery — the woman is one of ten who disappeared ten years ago. And now, fresh bodies are turning up.

To find out more about the book, or to purchase a copy, please visit the books page on Tirgearr Publishing.

How to win…

Leave a comment below to enter this giveaway. All comments will be entered in the drawing, but why not spice it up a little and tell us about a favorite author, Irish or otherwise, of yours. Can’t think of an author? How about a favorite book?
You can enter to win once per day until Monday (Aug 26) at midnight, west coast USA time.

Good luck!


Thank you to everyone who entered to win these e-books. The 2 winners are Bernie Dunphy and Virginia Terese Hunt.
A special thanks to Tirgearr Publishing, and of course to Brid Wade. I wish you every success with the book.


  1. i would like to win this for me mum,who folkss were born in Irekand and raised all of thier children here. She is the last of her family excluding her children. i think this would touch her heart to win this.
    thank you!

  2. Would love to start on another exciting series. My favorite author (at the moment) is Diana Gabaldon.

  3. I love discovering different Irish authors and my favorite genre is crime fiction. This book fits the bill to a T! I really don’t have a favorite author. Right now I’m reading the “Longmire” series by Craig Johnson.

  4. My favorite all time writer is Agatha Christie….I’ve read her books over and over…I love her mysteries on PBS in New Hampshire USA….I love English and Irish and Scottish mysteries..though I have a hard time finding Irish ones around her…lots of English and Scottish…I would love to read this book it sounds awesome!!!!

  5. love reading all genres!! stories ofIreland hold a special place in my Irish heart. Favorite authors..Diana Garaboldon and Maeve Binchey

  6. Used to love James Patterson books, thesedays I like a good thrilling storyline, with lots of twists and turns. There are a lot that are just too predictable these days

  7. I love mysteries and look forward to reading this author whether or not I win one. I own lots of Irish authors but read Cecelia Ahern as soon as she publishes a new one….same for Morgan Llywellan!

  8. Favorite author: Diana Gabaldon
    Favorite book/series: The Outlander series

  9. I like Gerard O’Donovan for another new (to me) author of good Irish based mysteries. Of course Tana French and Erin Hart are very intriguing also!

  10. Helllo everyone! I’m thrilled to be highlighted on Got Ireland’s wonderful site. Thank you all for your interest in reading my debut novel. I’ll keep my fingers, toes and everything else crossed that whoever wins the book will enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Best of luck to you all. Brid Wade

  11. I would love to start a new crime series. This one sounds interesting! Michael Connelly is one of my favorites. I’m naturally drawn to that genre since I’m a retired Irish cop!

  12. Virginia Terese Hunt

    I am proud to be Irish American, and both sides of my family emigrated from Ireland. Although I have yet to be able to visit Ireland, Ireland has always felt like the “home” that my heart and soul longs to return to. I love Irish history, and have lately read all of Frank Delaney’s books (loved his “Ireland”, and his A Novel of Ireland series: “Shannon”, “Tipperary” etc; as well as a number of Morgan Llewelyn’s historical novels (loved her Irish Century Series: “1916”, “1921” etc). Another favorite Irish author who writes of contemporary Ireland is Tana French. She, like Brid Wade, writes mystery/crime novels: her first book was “the Woods”, then “The Likeness” and “Broken Harbour” – all of which I enjoyed immensely, and would highly recommend. I am looking forward to reading “Watchers” whether I win a copy or not. It sounds like a book I would really enjoy! I wish Ms Wade congratulations and many blessings with the release of her first book!

  13. I loved all the Tana French books…Faithful Place, In the Woods, The Likeness were all great. All set in Dublin, all detective stories, compelling reads. Broken Harbour is her newest…liked it, too but the first three I stayed up reading until 2 or 3 in the morning they were so hard to put down!

    • Virginia Terese Hunt

      Hi Jeannine! Thanks for reminding me that I forgot to mention “Faithful Place” as one of Tana French’s books. Wanted to respond because I had the same response to Tana French’s books: couldn’t put the first three down, they were so compelling; but while “Broken Harbour” was very good- it was not as compelling as the other three.

  14. This would be great to have for reading material on my trip to Ireland! My fav author is Diana Gabaldon, granted her stories are set in Scotland.

  15. I am a book fanatic and would love to win this book! I came home from Ireland with 10 books!!! 🙂

  16. Since I’m quite the Hibernophile, I enjoy books set in Ireland. Am eager to read this whether I win or not. Thank you to Got Ireland for all you provide us.

  17. Wishing and hoping! 🙂

  18. No particular favorite author. I enjoy reading romances, mysteries, thrillers, intrigue, etc. I’d love to expand my reading preferences to include authors of books from around the world, especially Ireland as my Dad always told me-we’re Irish, Scots. & Dutch. LOL, a wee bit of everything.

  19. Please count me in for this great prize, my favourite author is the Irish author Maeve Binchy who has sadly passed away but she wrote the most enjoyable novels i have ever read xx

  20. I love pride and prejudice, Gowns , balls and gentlemen. Yet it is a modern shory it is not easy to find Mr Darcy these days.

  21. I love Tana French and Maeve Binchy’s books.

  22. I love to read Ian Rankin, Martha Grimes, Agatha Christie, PD James, Ruth Rendell, Dorothy Sayers……am a big armchair detective myself! ………….Will keep an eye out for availability of Brid Wade’s book in Canada!…….Thanks