The launch of Barbelo’s Blood took place at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop in Galway in July 2009. The event was well attended by over one hundred guests and was a great success.
The Independent Publisher of Barbelo’s Blood, Neil Mount of Galway Print, introduced the evening and presented the author who signed copies of the book.
Galway actor Seamus OhAodha delivered an electrifying reading from the first two chapters which was enthusiastically received by the audience.
Barbelo’s Blood has received praise from the likes of Ken Bruen and lately Declan Burke, author of the Big O and regular contributor to national newspapers as well as Today FM. “Every now and again the world of Irish crime writing throws up a maverick genius, and ‘Capt. Joseph Barbelo’, pseudonymous author of the quasi-autobiographical BARBELO’S BLOOD, is this year’s diamond shining on crazily from the rough”
The festivities continued at Bar 8 where people were able to meet the author in a more informal setting.