Author Patrick Brigham - Mystery Novelist
The author Patrick Brigham was the Editor in Chief of The Sofia Western News, the first English Language news magazine in Bulgaria, between 1995 and 2000.
As a journalist he witnessed the changes in this once hard core communist country and personally knew most of the political players, including the old Communist Dictator Todor Zhivkov and his successors Zhelev and Stoyanov, but these days as an author, he concentrates on writing good mystery books often revealing diplomatic and political intrigue.
President Stoyanov & Prince Charles
A writer of crime fiction for many years, Patrick Brigham is the author of Judas Goat – The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery, and Herodotus – The Gnome of Sofia. He has also written a number of short stories which might be better described as light hearted, whilst confirming that the truth is often stranger than fiction, which is a mystery in itself!
Many of his short stories lampoon the politicians and diplomats he met during his time in Eastern Europe and proffer a humorous account of their often absurd antics. His more serious archived material, not only address’s issues concerning Cuba, India, Israel, Palestine and Afghanistan, but people as varied as ex - US President Bill Clinton and ex - President Todor Zhivkov the last Communist Dictator of Bulgaria.
President Todor Zhivkov