Clockmaker Karl Nielsen has not been having a good day. He thought he was taking a short Yuletide trip to the city. Now he stands accused of treason. robbery and murder.
The darkly humorous third volume in the Kingdom of Clockwork series features a king disguised as Santa, a prime minister who might be an alien, a pregnant Irish monk and a long-forgotten Danish monster.
Originally from Ireland, Billy O'Shea has been a grape-picker, a dishwasher, a dock worker, a TV sound technician, a diamond sorter, a pirate radio DJ, a bar musician, a translator, a 3D illustrator, a writer and a broadcaster.
He was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Copenhagen.
He has lived in Scandinavia for the past thirty years.
He has so far published two novels, Kingdom of Clockwork and It's Only A Clockwork Moon.