Howard X. Geoghegan
In the late 1990’s Howard X. Geoghegan received a call from an ATF US Treasury agent, asking if he had owned and sold a particular Browning HP automatic pistol. Then, when he acknowledged that this was so, he was informed that the gun had been subsequently purchased by two men and a women, who were then on trial in Ft. Lauderdale for attempting to smuggle a number of guns, of which the Browning pistol was one, into Northern Ireland. It was this and consequent events, which planted the seed, prompting his initial efforts in story telling.
Howard was born at home, Hewlett, New York, USA, in 1926. Attended public and catholic elementary grade schools and two catholic high schools. Attended Harvard University, with a brief interruption in the U.S. Army, just at the end of World War II.
He worked in advertising for a year, then in the Oklahoma oil fields, and finally settled down in his father’s real estate and mortgage brokerage office. In mid-life broke away and worked as vice president of a Wall Street backed development company. Later removed to Florida as vice president of an off-shore real estate investment company. After the company merged, left to work as an independent broker, and after retirement starting writing.
Howard passed away in 2014, and is survived by three children, all successful in life, and one grandson.
His estate is working to publish his remaining novels.