Praise for Ghost Town
'An impressive and triumphant debut, astute in its social observations and gripping as a piece of entertainment. Mr Clifford's assured voice is a welcome addition to the canon of Irish crime fiction.'
'A compelling odyssey into the dark heart of a country where it pays to "carry suspicion around like a spare shirt" ... Ghost Town is a journalist's book in the best sense of the word, deploying Michael Clifford's skill at reportage to forensic fictional aplomb'
(The Deal) is a relentless, captivating story of greed, immorality, revenge and treachery playing out against the backdrop of an Ireland strangling in a recessionary hold ... Reminiscent of the successful Love/Hate television series ... Following on from the impressive Ghost Town, Michael Clifford is steadily building a name for himself among the elite voices of Irish crime fiction.
(The Deal is) a cracking thriller delivering a fascinating insight into a burgeoning criminal enterprise