Author Archives: Brendan Rielly

About Brendan Rielly

Brendan is the author of An Unbeaten Man, the first installment in the thriller series featuring Bowdoin College microbiologist Michael McKeon. An Unbeaten Man won Best Crime Fiction at the 2016 Maine Literary Awards. “…a first-class thriller”—Douglas Preston. “If you like spy thrillers, this is your cup of ricin.”—Gayle Lynds. “…sit back, strap yourself in, and enjoy the thrill ride.”—Steve Berry. Brendan is chair of the litigation department at Jensen Baird in Portland and lives in Westbrook, Maine with his wife, Erica, and three children. Brendan is the President of the Westbrook City Council.

New Mainers, New Authors

On the first Saturday each month, Brenda Buchanan, Mary Brooking, Laura Kilmartin and I host Books in the Brook at Continuum in Westbrook. I’ve blogged about it before. We’ve had phenomenal authors, including many bloggers on this site, read from … Continue reading

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Noir at the Bar Redux

As Bruce Coffin noted yesterday, on Sunday a group of us gathered at Bull Feeney’s in Portland for Noir at the Bar, thanks to the great organization of Brenda Buchanan. Each of us read a small passage from one of … Continue reading

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Community-wide reading

I’ll use this blog post to do a little hometown brag while remaining book-centric. To promote literacy, the love of learning, and a sense of community, the Westbrook school system invites the entire community to read the same book together. … Continue reading

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The Best, Most Amazing, Awesomest, Bigliest Book Readings Anywhere. Trust Me.

Now that I have your attention…. On the first Saturday of every month in Westbrook, we invite two local authors (one fiction, one nonfiction) to read from their works and take a few questions. It’s called Books in the Brook, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Scars

Hi all. I’m in Italy so I’m repurposing a blog I previously wrote for International Thriller Writers about the importance of scars. Let me know how scars play a role in your characters’ lives! When Shannon, our middle child and … Continue reading

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