Patrick Brigham was the Editor in Chief of the first English Language news magazine in Bulgaria between 1995 and 2000. As a journalist, he witnessed the changes in this once hard core Communist Country and personally knew most of the political players, including the old Dictator Todor Zhivkov and his successors Zhelev and Stoyanov.
Traditionally a hotbed of intrigue and the natural home of the conspiracy theory,
Bulgaria proved to be quite a challenge and for many the transition was painful.
Despite this, he personally managed to survive these changes and now lives
peacefully in Northern Greece. A writer and journalist for many years, he has written a number of short stories and articles which might be better described as light hearted, whilst confirming that the truth is often stranger than fiction.
The author Patrick Brigham has recently written three good mystery books, including Herodotus – The Gnome of Sofia, Judas Goat – The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery and Abduction - An Angel over Rimini
Set once more at the end of the Cold War and Communism, his most recent book features the jazz loving, classic car enthusiast and fictional police murder detective, Chief Inspector Michael Lambert. Faced with political intrigue and in order to solve cases which often involve Eastern Europe, he genuinely needs to understand how an old Communist thinks, during the course of his investigations.
There are few good books on the subject of international crime, especially mystery stories which delve into the shady side of politics. There are also few mystery novelists, who are prepared to address the thorny political issues of arms dealing and money laundering in their mystery crime fiction.
As a recently seconded officer to Europol - the new federal European police force –Police Detective C.I. Michael Lambert will bring a refreshing new slant to good crime fiction books, as they emerge in the future from the pen of the author Patrick Brigham.
Interests: Writing, thinking, traveling, cooking and classic cars
Published writer: Yes