The crime novel series featuring private investigator Dermot Sparhawk continues with the release of Murder in the Charlestown Bricks. The novel is about Sparhawk’s search for the person who murdered a woman who was like a second mother to him. Dermot Sparhawk is the creation of Tom MacDonald, a Boston College alumnus who also teaches in BC’s Woods College of Advancing Studies. MacDonald is a computer programmer-turned-novelist who directs a food pantry in Boston. He first introduced readers to Sparhawk in his novel The Charlestown Connection. Read more about MacDonald in The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge.