I have moved!

The house on Simonds Road where Elvy and I lived for so many years is now sold.

Since early May I have been settling into my new home at Cable Mills in Williamstown—walking distance from Spring Street and Williams College.

My mailing address is:

Charles O'Brien, Apt. 207, 160 Water Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

My new email address is:


My phone number has not changed.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Death at Tammany Hall ebook promotion

Death at Tammany Hall eBook

Beginning on March 27, 2016, this Charles O'Brien "Gilded Age Mystery" will be on sale at major eBook retailers. The current ebook price is $9.99. Between 27 March and 1 May of this year you will be able to purchase this eBook for $2.99.

Elvy O'Brien 1925 - 2015

Graveside services for Elvy O'Brien of Williamstown who passed peacefully into eternal life on August 31, 2015 took place Saturday October 31, 2015 at 9:45am at the family plot in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown. A celebration of Elvy's Life took place at 11am at St. John's Episcopal Church. A reception and lunch followed at the Williams College Facility House.The Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, North Adams, MA. was in charge of arrangements.

Meet the Author

Historian and novelist, Charles O'Brien, will speak at Water Street Books in Williamstown, Thursday, August 27, about his recent historical novel, Death at Tammany Hall (Kensington 2015), the third book in his Gilded Age trilogy. It's the 1890s in New York City. The Democratic club, Tammany Hall, rules. Pamela Thompson, tries to reverse the wrongful conviction of Harry Miller, fellow private investigator in the Prescott Agency, imprisoned once in Sing Sing for threatening to expose Tammany's murder of a witness to its crimes. Pamela's investigation brings her into an intricate, dangerous  nest of corrupt politicians and their violent underlings. Refreshments will be served. All welcome. Books will be available for purchase.

Release of Death at Tammany Hall

On June 30, 2015, Kensington Press will release the newest novel in the Gilded Age Mysteries series. This book may be purchased directly from Kensington, in paperback and ebook formats or at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.