American writer Richard W. Connelly Sr. chronicles his decades-long search for familial roots in the autobiographical novel ‘Bloodline Detective’

American author Richard W. Connelly Sr. pens a compelling true story about his decades-long search for identity and family in his self-published first book entitled “Bloodline Detective“.

American author Richard W. Connelly Sr. signs copies of his autobiographical novel “Blood Detective” for fans.

American author Richard W. Connelly Sr. signs copies of his autobiographical novel “Blood Detective” for fans.

Connelly sketches his life in vivid terms, chronicling from his childhood, as part of an adopted family to which he felt he didn’t belong. The author describes the impetus his search, initially spurred on by poor health and concerns about his future while as a young man in his thirties, digging into hard-to-access genealogical records long before the convenience of the Internet, with nothing more than a Christian name to go on.

According to Connelly Sr., while he eventually married and had children of his own, delving into his roots in the quest to discover his biological mother, and the family he never knew growing up, was fuelled by curiosity and by each piece of successful research that blossomed into heart-warming discoveries.

Bloodline Detective is the self-published, autobiographical novel by American author Richard W. Connelly Sr., as he searches for his roots and the mother's love he never had.

Bloodline Detective is the self-published, autobiographical novel by American author Richard W. Connelly Sr., as he searches for his roots and the mother’s love he never had.

Connelly Sr. hopes that his novel will serves as inspiration to others seeking out their life’s beginnings and would like to know more, but may not have the avenues or resources to conduct their genealogical search, even in the Information Age.

Bloodline Detective” is the true account of one man’s quest for the mother’s love he never knew. Richard W. Connelly Sr. and “Bloodline Detective” will be in Chattel House Books, Sky Mall, on Tuesday, August 25 for a meet-and-greet signing between 4:30 and 6:30pm.

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