The Author....

Tom O. Keenan is a crime writing novelist living in Morar on the west coast of Scotland. His debut novel The Father was shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger award in 2014 and published by McNidder and Grace in 2015. The Family, the second book in the Sean Rooney, Psychosleuth series was released in September 2019, and the third, The Son, is out now (April 2020). All published by McNidder & Grace  www.


The Father

Introducing Sean Rooney, Psychosleuth.

This is a brand new version (2nd Edition) of The Father!


Set in Glasgow, The Father is the critically acclaimed debut novel of Tom O. Keenan and the first in the series of crime thrillers featuring troubled psycho-sleuth, Sean Rooney. The Father was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2014. Mental illness, alcohol abuse, and the tedium of pursuing psychopaths, leave Sean Rooney a pathetic man, a failed forensic profiler, a bit of a loser and definitely retired. DCI Jacqueline Kaminski, however, has other ideas. Faced with a multiple murder - and some headless corpses - she needs Rooney back on the case. If you like dark psychological thrillers, this book is for you.

'A wonderful and gritty debut novel.'    Torquil MacLeod

'Scottish noir at its best.'      The Crack


The Father, the original (1st Edition),

published by       

McNidder and Grace in 2015

Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2014

The Family, the second book in the Sean Rooney Psychosleuth Series, was published in October 2019 by McNidder and Grace.              Get it now!

In Glasgow, the mob is one. The Family, a collective of twelve heavy crime families, has formed to fight the influx of migrant gangs. Glasgow has a new menace, an ISIS cell has arrived and kidnapped a police officer. The Family has eyes and ears on the streets, and Police Scotland need it to find the cell and save the police officer.  Sean Rooney, erstwhile forensic profiler, now Father of the Family is pivotal in all of this. Suffering mental illness with godly delusions, can he employ his ‘twelve disciples’ and save the police officer and the city against ISIS, now increasing in strength with an influx of soldiers arriving with migrant gangs and asylum seekers into the city?



TheThe Son, now released!


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