Vincent H. O'Neil
Vincent H. O’Neil brings a wealth of life experience to his writing. Over the years he has served as a paratrooper, a consultant, a risk manager, and an apprentice librarian.
A native of Massachusetts, he holds a bachelor's degree from West Point and a master's degree in International Business from The Fletcher School. After writing in his spare time for many years, he won the St. Martin’s Press "Malice Domestic" Writing Competition in 2005.
His award-winning debut novel, Murder in Exile, was the first book in a mystery series featuring the background-checker Frank Cole. It was followed by Reduced Circumstances, Exile Trust, and Contest of Wills.
His mystery novel Death Troupe is the first book in a theater-based mystery series featuring playwright Jack Glynn and the unusual members of the Jerome Barron Players theater troupe.
In 2012 he released a military science fiction novel called Glory Main: A Story of the Sim War. Harper Voyager acquired Glory Main in 2014 and published the sequel, Orphan Brigade, in early 2015. Harper Voyager has also released the third book in the series, Dire Steps, and requested two more books in the Sim War series. The Sim War series is written under the pen name Henry V. O'Neil.
In 2013 he turned his hand to horror, writing a Lovecraftian novel set in Providence, Rhode Island named Interlands. It features graduate student Angela Morse, who is searching the local woods for a lost stone obelisk once worshiped by a colonial-era cult that perished at its feet. In 2015 he released the sequel to Interlands, a book called Denizens.
Awards and Recognition
- St. Martin's Press Malice Domestic Award