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About Clare

Clare O’Beara is a tree surgeon and expert witness, and a former national standard showjumper.
She has been elected Chairman of Irish Mensa and Director of British Mensa Ltd. She was also
appointed National Representative to Mensa International.
She has served on the Royal Dublin Society Forestry And The Environment Committee.
She lives in Dublin with her husband and cats.

Clare is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, whose journalism work has been
published in more than thirty countries. Her credits include Mensa Magazine and
Mensa International Journal.

Clare was one of the crime reviewers invited to attend a crime authors' event
on 12th April 2016 at the Embassy of Luxembourg in London.

Clare was one of the reviewers attending Ellen Gunning's book launch in Dublin in September 2016.

The Independent newspaper profiled Clare as part of an article on Amazon Top Reviewers
by Journalist Nathalie Olah. Friday 11 March 2016.

The University of San Diego has nade one of Clare's reviews available as an educational tool.
This is of environmental book The Price Of Thirst by Karen Piper.
https://www.sandiego.edu/cee/documents/Fresh_Review_Book_Review.pdf

BBC World Book Club invited Clare to contribute to a discussion with
Malorie Blackman, author and Children's Laureate.

In 2013 she won first prize for Print Journalism in Ireland's National Media Awards.
She contributed a story to A Pint And A Haircut (Lon Dubh, 2010), an anthology
in aid of Concern's Haiti fund.
Clare reads extensively and reviews books for Fresh Fiction.com.

Clare recently interviewed authors
Tony Schumacher, author of The Darkest Hour and
Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Banks novels.

Clare's Books

Science Fiction
Dining Out Around The Solar System
Dining Out With The Ice Giants
Dining Out With The Gas Giants

Crime
Murder at Irish Mensa
Murder at Scottish Mensa
Murder at Dublin Mensa
Murder at Kildare Mensa
Murder at Wicklow Mensa
Murder Against The Clock

Romance
Silks And Sins

Young Adult
Show Jumping Team
Rodeo Finn

Short Stories
The Prisoner In The Tower

Anthologies
Dreamless Roads
A Pint And A Haircut
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About Murder at Irish Mensa....
Can brains do what police procedure cannot? Read this unusual tale of a tree surgeon working sleuthing
between energy spent looking for a new house and tending her duties as organiser of the meeting to find
the answer. You'll enjoy the ride.
Larry Winebrenner, author of the Henri Derringer Mysteries.

This book had everything I like: cats; an unusual, feisty female; a (subtle) romantic element; an interesting
set of problems; a modicum of esoteric knowledge; gentle humour; and a realistic characterisation of the
sorts of people I tend to hang out with myself.... It was the perfect weekend relaxation.
Francesca on Amazon.

At first, I thought a Mensa was some kind of Irish cultural festival until I kept reading and realized it meant
super-smart people who could do things like solve puzzles in flight magazines. The author did a fine job
describing the heroine, Cara - I sympathized with her need to find a home, love of cats and horses.
A good read!
Nancy Jill Thames on Goodreads.

I am glad I found this author and that I read her Irish cozy mystery on days surrounding March 17. I
enjoyed both the writing and the story, and I even got part of the mystery solved on my own, something
I almost never do. This, however, did not lessen my reading pleasure, since I was having fun learning more
about the characters and getting a glimpse of the way the story unfolded.
I will certainly look to read the rest of the books in this Mensa mystery series sometime soon.
Charlene on Goodreads.


About Murder at Dublin Mensa...
The third Mensa mystery lives up to the first two... Read it!
Francesca on Amazon.


About Dining Out Around the Solar System...
Dining Out Around the Solar System, by Clare O’Beara, follows the story of Donal, who, along with his best
friend Myron, grows from a teen with a love of books, into an important investigative journalist. His
published stories dig ever deeper into the political morass of Great Britain’s underpinnings, making life
for the friends dangerous...
O’Beara’s writing is approachable and well-researched. If you enjoy suspense stories with science fiction
twists, I believe you will find Dining Out Around the Solar System by Clare O’Beara to be your five-star
cup of tea.
DS Kane, author of Swiftshadow, Greynet, Bloodridge in the Spies Lie series.

There's lots of pleasant surprises in store for you in this thoughtful, at times ultra-cynical, fantasy excursion
into the not so very far into the future dystopian society of the UK and Eire....
This is high concept fantasy that does science in an holistic and well-researched manner that takes you to
unexpected places in the human spirit, whether that resides in the breast of a native of London, or Dublin,
or Mercury, or Mars, or Saturn...

Well-written and observed, Clare O'Beara brings her considerable experience as a journalist to bear in
conjuring a totally believable future multicultural society with bells (and knobs) on... This is a subtle
meandering burn of a book with a gentle but inexorable stranglehold on the suspense that pulls no punches
for realism, whether or not that's politically incorrect. The A-word causes a world of pain for both our
heroes, but they stick at it, and so should you, because the rewards are all threaded through the whole and,
most definitely, there in the ending. Highly recommended for all those who don't need ray guns
(or any guns much) at regular intervals in their intellectual fantasy thrillers.
Jan Hawke, Owner and CEO DreamWorlds Publishing.


About Silks And Sins...
If Irish horse racing and living in the Irish countryside and being involved with horses is of interest to
potential readers, I would encourage them to try SILKS AND SINS by Clare O'Beara.
Charlene on Goodreads.

You will be thrilled by this story of two sisters struggling with an inherited business involving horses....
One of the enticing elements of this story is the large amount of instruction about horse-racing built into the
narrative without appearing instructive. One becomes more knowledgeable about horses and racing without
unduly noting it. It is a most welcome part of Silks and Sins.
This book is most highly recommended.
Larry Winebrenner, Author of The Henri Derringer Mysteries on Amazon.
Nov 2014 #1 ;Best Seller:
Show Jumping Team

In Children's Miscellaneous Sport eBooks

2014 First place:

Arkady Renko short story contest.
Judged by Martin Cruz Smith.
Sponsored by Simon & Schuster UK

Sep 2013 First place:
Print Journalism
The National Media Awards

2012 Second place:
Print Journalism
The National Media Awards

Sep 2012
Short Story Longlisted
RTE Guide/ Penguin

Apr 2011
Short Story Highly Commended
CDVEC Sports and Cultural Committee