The Research Process with Author, Kevin Marsh!

I am always interested to find out about what an author's research process is when writing a novel. I have read author, Kevin Marsh's novels and loved all of them so far. I cannot wait for the next one to be published. Hurry Up Kevin!  Anyway, when I read his latest post sharing his reserch process into his first novel, The Belgae Torc I thought it was so in-depth and interesting I had to share it here,
Research Notes Kevin Marsh

First, some descriptions of his novels along with links to buy his books, 

England 50 BC - A Celtic symbol of power and wealth, a Torc wrought from white gold, a trophy for a king. Luain Mac Lanis, warrior turned metal smith, is commissioned to make a magnificent Torc, but he knows nothing of the curse surrounding the strange metal. The only way to lift the curse is to offer the Torc to the Gods in a sacrificial ceremony. Two thousand years later the Torc is listed on the inventory of a sunken ship. Dr Orlagh Gairne, a leading archaeologist, is sent to work with Jack Harrington and his crew of salvage experts. It's Orlagh's job to identify the Torc and ensure its safe delivery to the National Museum, but the operation is not as straightforward as expected. Aided by his team of mercenaries and an historical expert, Jack unearths a wave of hatred spreading across Europe. With the past weaving tightly with the present, they must infiltrate the terrorists' lair in order to prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Paragon Publishing
1908341823 (ISBN13: 9781908341822)
 Landscape artist Josie MacDonald is coming to the end of her stay in Scotland. Whilst out on a painting trip early one morning she witnesses a horrific murder. Mr Mac, the deranged killer, is aware that she has seen him at work and sets out to kill her but Josie manages to escape by plunging desperately into the North Sea. Mr Mac, convinced that she has perished, discovers a few days later that she has survived and sets out to track her down. He follows her to London where he subjects her to terrible psychological torment as one by one her friends are drawn into the nightmare. Josie returns to Scotland in order to discover the truth where her worst fears are realised. With time running out and a killer on the loose she must survive long enough to bring their horrifying ordeal to an end.

Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 22nd 2013 by Paragon Publishing
1782220682 (ISBN13: 9781782220688)
Twelve months has passed since the traumatic events that almost claimed her life and Dr Orlagh Gairne is looking forward to a well-earned holiday. With her partner, Jerry, they jet off for the Aegean coast where they plan to make the most of the Mediterranean sun and visit the ancient sites of Anatolia. The Phoenix Legion, still reeling from a humiliating defeat, have re-grouped and are now planning the next phase of their quest. They are in possession of the Belgae Torc, but this is not enough to ensure total power so they must rely on the druids and their connection with the spirit world. Whilst searching for treasure in the Sea of Azov, Jack Harrington and his team make an unexpected discovery and with the past merging with the present are unable to avoid being drawn in to another deadly battle. The Belgae Torc, Jack Harrington and The Phoenix Legion are far from her thoughts, but as Orlagh enjoys her holiday with the man she loves, these forces come together. Will she manage to avoid another conflict or will she become a victim of circumstances that are beyond her control? "People had died because of the Belgae Torc and somehow she felt responsible." From the author of The Belgae Torc.
Paperback, 318 pages
Published July 12th 2014 (first published July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782222650
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782222651
To purchase Kevin Marsh's novels in the United Kingdom, Author page Amazon UK


Kevin Marsh said…
Hello Kimberly,

Thank you for this, I value your feedback and ongoing support. X
Kimberly Eve said…
Hi Kevin,

I am happy to help spread the word in any way I can! :)