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Graham Dwyer’s brothers release ‘fantasy’ novel about a woman accused of murder

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
James and Brendan Dwyer (Pic: Souther Star)
James and Brendan Dwyer (Pic: Souther Star)

The brothers of twisted S&M killer Graham Dwyer have published a fantasy novel called Cult Fiction about a woman who is accused of murder.

The book, penned by Brendan and James Dwyer, was turned down by several publishers before the brothers from Bandon, Co Cork, set up their own label.

The Southern Star reports that the book takes its theme from computer games and is based in Municipal City.

An online blurb describes the book as:

 “The only place on earth where you can be anyone. Anyone from your favourite movies, books, TV shows, comics, video games or any cult media you can imagine. This is not virtual reality. This is real,”

Brendan Dwyer told the Southern Star that he and his brother began writing the book in January 2013.

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“We finished it that summer and began approaching agents about a possible publishing deal. But after spending a while pushing it, we decided to set up our own label, Paused Books.

Brendan Dwyer

“So far we have distributed nearly 600 paperback and e-book copies in the past seven months, and we were also successful in getting Easons to distribute it both at home and to the UK”.

The book, which was launched by the Dwyer brothers at Dublin Comic Con 2014, won Geek Ireland Best Novel at the show.

“We coordinated the whole process by email as I live in Dublin and James is in Middleton, and it worked surprisingly well”, said Brendan.

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The brothers have also produced a second book, ‘Fireborn’ which was written by James, who is a former world champion in Taekwondo.

James (Jim) Dwyer

“We will be launching the hard copy of ‘Fireborn’ at Comic Con this August, and we will hopefully star working on a sequel to ‘Cult Fiction’ soon enough,” said Brendan.

The brother's other sibling, Graham Dwyer,  will be sentenced to life in prison later this month after being found guilty of murdering Dubliner Elaine O’Hara by stabbing her for his sexual gratification in the Dublin Mountains.

The 42-year-old was on trial at the Central Criminal Court for more than two months, charged with her murder on August 22nd 2012, hours after she was discharged from a mental health hospital.

The Cork-born father of three of Kerrymout Close, Foxrock, Dublin had pleaded not guilty to murdering the 36-year-old childcare worker at Killakee, Rathfarnham.

However, the jury was satisfied that he lured her up the mountain that evening to stab her in pursuit of sexual gratification before disposing of her belongings to make it look like suicide.