For those of you who might be interested, I was recently interviewed by a book blogger, Sonya Alford, in the United Kingdom about my new book, a work of non fiction called Cover Up. She is also hosting a competition to win a free copy.
Here is the link:
Interview with Damien Comerford + Competition
I think I might have mentioned that I have just written a non fiction book called Cover Up. It re-investigates five of the world’s biggest crimes: the death of Princess Diana, the death of Pope John Paul I, the probably murder of former US Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, The plane crash in Gander, Canada that killed 250 members of the 101st Airborne and the assassination of President Habyarimana which triggered the genocide that killed one million people.
As part of the promotion for my book, I was interviewed by Talk Radio Europe. Here’s a link to listen to the interview:
And of course make sure you buy a copy from Amazon in Kindle or Paperback. Here’s the link:
If you buy my book please leave a review on either on either Amazon or Goodreads or both. Here is the link to my Goodreads page:
Happy reading !
A good conspiracy theory is like a good detective movie. Half the fun is watching the crime unfold and the other half is trying to solve the mystery. And in Damien Comerford’s meticulously researched book, Cover Up, the reader is given more than enough information to try and figure out the secrets behind plane crashes, papal poisonings and the infamous automobile accident that claimed the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The five tragic mysteries explored in this book are each as compelling today as they were the day they occurred. The greatest strength of the book is how well each chapter speaks to a “Where were you on that day?” type of memory that readers will have while still bringing up new ideas. With the trained eye of a journalist, Comerford has collected and organized a tremendous amount of information in this book and he has taken great pains to deliver it without the sort of bias normally associated with conspiracy theorists. And while sometimes that means the book reads like a history essay, this is offset by the more dramatic scenes which introduce the reader to the characters, situations and contexts which become so important later on. Comerford’s stories are equal parts education and guilty pleasure, though it would be nice if the two blended a little more seamlessly.
The trouble with conspiracy theories, unfortunately, is that unlike a good detective movie, we know from the start that these real-life mysteries never get solved. For all the exciting ideas and closed-door scandals the book gives us, there’s not much to say in the end except that we may never know the full truth. It might not give the same type of satisfaction as a crime thriller, but at its core this book is an example of truth being stranger than fiction. One of the greatest pleasures for readers isn’t so much asking What Really Happened? as much as realizing that This Really Happened. Fans of history and true crime alike will find something to love in Comerford’s book.
Portland Book Review