Paul McGoran

Author, Paul McGoran

Paul McGoran lives in Newport, Rhode Island. In his life before fiction, he was a laboratory technician, a Russian language interpreter for the U. S. Navy, a career marketing executive, a management consultant, and a day trader. As a writer in the crime genre since 2005, his inspiration comes in equal parts from spending way too much time watching black and white film noir from the forties and fifties, and from reading way too many hard-boiled detective stories. A short story by Paul, The Thanks You Get, was published by the U.K. webzine PulpPusher. Besides Made for Murder, he has a second novel available, The Breastplate of Faith and Love, which carries forward many of the same characters from the first novel and introduces a series P. I. named Stafford Boyle. He is currently working on a third novel, Sooner or Later, Delicate Death, which takes Stafford Boyle back to his old hometown to solve the revenge murder of the bully who terrorized his childhood.

New Pulp Press

"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"

Paying for Pain

by Paul McGoran,

$3.99 ebooks, $14.95 paperback

A can't-put-it-down collection of noir mysteries that prove Paul McGoran a master of the genre. Stories include: The Thanks You Get – A hard guy in Las Vegas looks to his sidekick for help when the going gets tough, then shows his appreciation. Beach of the Dead – When Vinny Guyett absconds to Mexico with the union’s healthcare premiums, Irvin Palazzo assigns a crew to murder him and retrieve the money. Never give the finger to a killer. Paying for Pain – Our boy Harold interviews assassins for a little project he has in mind. In the end, he realizes it's family that matters. Summer of Porkpie – Three characters narrate their involvement with Samson Porter, a.k.a. Porkpie. Spend the summer with them – first in trendy South Beach with Kristi Darnell, then in elegant Newport with Ivan Chitworth and Helena Swann. No Good Deed (a novella) – Mickey Cullion is a little ex-con who runs a storefront church in San Francisco called The Breastplate of Faith and Love. But his efforts at redemption falter when a long-kept secret is revealed, prompting a fresh round of blackmail ... and murder. No good deed goes unpunished at the Breastplate of Faith and Love.

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The Big THRILL Paying for Pain, January 2016 issue

"March is Mystery Month"
at the Newport Public Library

Join us in welcoming Paul McGoran author of Made for Murder and Paying for Pain

Saturday, March 19, 2016 -- 2:00 pm

300 Spring St. (parking in back)
Newport, RI

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