‘T. R. Croke is author of the popular Detective Kate Bowen Thriller series. He added a crime fiction novella, One Night at the Perseverance Hotel in 2019 to his growing list.
Ray was a close reader in the selection panel for the First Pages Prize 2020 and has volunteered for several years as a judge in YAFF, the annual Young Adult Fiction Festival run by the American Library in Paris.
He served with An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s police service, for thirty-six years, including overseas in Cyprus and France. During that time, he studied a BA (Hons) European Studies with the Open University and post-grad studies at Dublin City University.’
He is married to Eva and lives in County Laois in the Irish midlands.