Thursday, April 11, 2013

Author Feature~ The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan

It's been a little while since I've done one of these so I am excited to introduce to you the author of The Bridge of Deaths, M.C.V. Egan!

The Bridge of Deaths is a genre cross over with a combination of fiction and non-fiction.
It is available at all major on-line book retailers in all formats.
Publication: June 15, 2011
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On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate
Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the events.

 From the author:

The Bridge of Deaths is based on the events surrounding a 1939 Plane crash in Denmark. My grandfather Cesar Agustin Castillo was the first body removed from the crash. The book explores through fictional characters the events surrounding the crash and how the men involved; both those who died and others may not have really been who they seemed.

In an era rife with intrigue The Bridge of Deaths takes the reader through some very well-known and some likely to be unknown incidents in a pre-World War II world.

The story is woven with a fictional narrative with endearing characters that make the reader feel like part of a small group of people investigating the plane crash.

The research for The Bridge of Deaths ranged from the traditional; Archives, Newspaper microfilms, interviews and history books to the most unusual world of Psychics; by use of psychometry and past life regressions.

The book has an appeal to a variety of readers and the information is presented in a way that the reader taps into his/her inner detective.

 What people are saying

An unusual yet much recommended read, November 6, 2011 By The Midwest Book Review
Five Stars *****
This review is from: The Bridge of Deaths (Paperback)

What happens in the moments leading up to disaster? “The Bridge of Deaths” follows the story of a true life event of a plane crash shortly before World War II of an international meeting of many individuals. Compiling a work of intrigue based on those who lost their lives and what they may have been seeking, “The Bridge of Deaths’ is an unusual yet much recommended read.

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Windy City Times October 2011 

The Bridge of Deaths, by M.C.V. Egan (AuthorHouse). This is a fictional account of a true story—the Aug. 15, 1939 crash of a British Airways plane over Denmark, before Hitler invaded Poland. The crash killed five, including author Egan’s grandfather and an anti-appeaser member of the British Parliament (Anthony Crossley). With World War II looming, the crash received little notice, but Egan does her grandfather proud in digging into the archives for some kernels of truth. She believes the crash was not an accident, and her 18 years of research make for a compelling story. “The Bridge of Deaths is far more fact that fiction,” the author said. “My research opened a can of worms—and my hope is that the historical community will reopen this case to ultimately uncover the reasons behind the crash.” This is not a gay book, and the author is not gay, but fans of historical fiction should be satisfied with this tale.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not my typical read, August 23, 2012
By Reading Renee "Reading Renee" (Southern California) 

I did enjoy the book! I will say I read the cover and got the Good Reads page to see where it falls and I can’t decide. I think it is a history/fiction with a little romance. The premise is to try to solve the mystery of the author's Grandfather (I think) it seemed that the author did not think the accident was just that, an accident. It gave a lot of history and I know the background must have taken so long to gather up. I understand the records are limited and it has to be hard to try to go back and put puzzles pieces together.

The question that comes up first is "What is the timeline of these events?" and then "How can the history lead to a soul mate love story?" I will be completely honest and say I would have preferred less narrative and more answers up front. There was a point that I thought there was too much descriptions. It is hard to be drawn into the past and future of the story. I sort of think I was missing something and maybe didn’t pay attention that close.

Overall I think it was pretty good but the conclusion was not clear to me. If you start to take a walk outside your genre and want a journey this will be a great start!

The Bridge of Deaths boasts 37 five star reviews on Amazon and a 4.2/5 star overall rating. Click on the links below to find out more about Egan and her exciting tale! 


Author Page @ Amazon

Barnes and Noble


AMAZON Paperback




  1. Twisting Minds One Word At A Time is a great name for a Blog. I am so grateful to be the featured author.

    1. I am grateful YOU are here! I hope you come by in the future when you finish that Chick-Lit you're planning :)


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