Books by Darcy O’Brien

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"As for the pope, filtered here through others' adoring eyes, he remains as 'publicly aloof,' in the author's words, as his office demands. (25 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 250,000; $250,000 ad/promo; feature in Time magazine; author tour)"
Intended for a wide audience, this tribute to John Paul II, via a Polish-Jewish friend, verges on the literary equivalent of a dashboard saint. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"At times melodramatic, this is nonetheless an extremely readable account of the creepy world behind one small town's picket fences."
A horrific tale of rape and sexual abuse committed in a judge's chambers, recounted with plenty of tears and barbecue sauce by journalist/novelist O'Brien (A Dark and Bloody Ground, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
A DARK AND BLOODY GROUND by Darcy O’Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 1993

"The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightening, and cocaine-driven sweat rises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages. (Eight pages of b&w photographs) (TV rights to ABC)"
Hillbilly sociopaths rip off a miserly old doctor and kill his daughter: another first-rate—and lurid—true-crime chronicle from journalist/novelist O'Brien (Margaret in Hollywood, 1991; Murder in Little Egypt, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >