The Hangman’s Story
Based on true events, this is novella-length, but still too short for a book. It comes out soon as a Kindle Single:
Dublin in the 1950s. Eighteen-year-old Eamonn Farrell has been sentenced to death for the murder of a policeman. Ireland has no hangman, so the English executioner has been hired to do the job.
Carrying his equipment in a brown leather case, an anonymous figure leaves home in the English midlands and sets off for Dublin. Will he reach the gaol and execute Farrell? Or will the IRA get to him first?