28 Nov 2021

Unveiling the ‘Witch’

It’s the tale of two witch hunts - one set in contemporary Scotland, the other 500 years previous. A policeman hunts down the killer of a sexual predator, unaware that he is actually involved in a witch hunt.

Titled ‘Witch’, this is the début novel by Lorne Patterson, Edgeworthstown. A member of the Ballymahon Writers’ Group, Lorne has been working on ‘Witch’ for almost a decade and is a previous runner-up in the prestigious Séan Ó Faolain Prize (short story competition).

Over the years Lorne, who is married to Beatrice and father to Tara, has also been influenced by writers such as H. Rider Haggard and James Ellroy.

In seeking the artwork for the book’s cover, Lorne turned to the talents of young Longford artist, Lorraine Masters. A final year student at the Limerick School of Art and Design, Lorraine manifested an interpretation of one of the book’s primary characters, Maggie.

‘Witch’ is available to purchase on, Barnes and Noble (USA) and local bookshops including Grafton Court Bookshop.

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