Killer instinct: a golden age of Irish crime fiction

Delighted to be taking part in the Crime Fiction Festival at Trinity this weekend. Hundreds of people have booked and the organisers have had to move venue several times to respond to the demand. The Irish Times did a very comprehenive feature about those taking part in the festival, and, the recent upsurge in Irish Crime Fiction. I'll put the opening of the article and a link to The Irish Times site below, along with a link for ticket information.


Irish Crime Fiction Fest

"Once upon a time, crime writers in Ireland were few and far between. These days it’s not so much a case of “whodunnit”, or even “who’s doing it”, as “they’re all at it”.

A festival of Irish crime writing, being held at Trinity College Dublin this weekend, will celebrate – and examine – the recent blossoming of the genre when it brings together 17 of our best- known practitioners for a series of panel discussions.

What is most striking about the festival programme is the sheer range of writing styles, topics and approaches it represents. A session on “crime and contemporary Ireland” will see former playwright Declan Hughes join the one-time investigative journalist Gene Kerrigan on a panel that also features Brian McGilloway, author of an atmospheric detective series set on the Border in Co Donegal, and Louise Phillips, who writes disturbing psychological thrillers inspired by real-life crimes."

Read Full Article HERE

For ticket information visit HERE

Shortlisted Irish Tatler Women of the Year Award 2013


Irish tatler 2013


Delighted to be shortlisted in IRISH TATLER WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013 for ARTS & LITERATURE alongside two amazing female crime writers, Alex Barclay and Arlene Hunt!


Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards 2012

Watch Ireland AM TV3 Interview for Best Irish Crime Novel 2013

To Watch Interview - click on image below....


Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award Interview

Ireland AM - Best Crime Novel of 2013

I'll be chatting with the team from Ireland AM Monday Morning 11th November about THE DOLL'S HOUSE Nomination for BEST IRISH CRIME NOVEL of 2013 - Tune in if you can!

Ireland AM

Nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2013!!!



Uttterly, absolutely, and staggeringly delighted that THE DOLL'S HOUSE has been nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the year 2013 in the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards!!!


Second year in a row to be nominated, and I'm over the moon.


The announcements were made this morning at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, with the Awards Night Gala Dinner to take place on the 26th November.


Thanks everyone for all your support!!!


List of Nominees are:-

The Twelfth Department by William Ryan

The Convictions Of John Delahunt by Andrew Hughes

The Doll’s House by Louise Phillips

Inquest by Paul Carson 

The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey

Irregulars by Kevin McCarthy