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May 19, 2022

Ireland's Vanishing Triangle with Claire McGowan (Crime Fiction Writer)


In this episode of British Murders, I welcome Northern Irish writer and lecturer Claire McGowan to the show to discuss Ireland's mysterious Vanishing Triangle cases.

 

In 1990s Ireland, eight women were abducted and presumed murdered. They vanished without a trace, and no one was ever charged.

 

Bestselling crime author Claire McGowan was determined to find out why. In her book on the case, Claire delivers a righteous polemic against the culture of secrecy, victim-blaming and shame that left those women's bodies unfound, their fates unknown, and their assailants unpunished.

 

Claire grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland and now lives in London. She writes crime fiction as Claire McGowan and contemporary women's fiction as Eva Woods.

 

Her latest book 'The Vanishing Triangle: The Murdered Women Ireland Forgot', released on May 1, 2022, is available to purchase here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vanishing-Triangle-Murdered-Ireland-Forgot/dp/1542035295/

 

You can find and support Claire McGowan here:

https://www.ink-stains.co.uk/

 

Intro music:

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'

https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

 

My recording equipment:

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

 

Recorded using:

Zencastr

 

Edited in:

Hindenberg PRO

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Claire McGowan

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Claire McGowan is a writer and lecturer who grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland and now lives in London. She writes crime fiction as Claire McGowan and contemporary women's fiction as Eva Woods.