Midsummer Murder One: Book Now!

DEAVER, ELLROY, SLAUGHTER

3 AMAZING authors, 3 GRIPPING thrillers…

What are your plans this summer?!

Murder One is launching a series of very special summer events that you can’t afford to miss, featuring some of the biggest names in international crime fiction. Join us for Midsummer Murder One!

Each event will take place in Dublin’s stunning historic City Hall where capacity is limited to 200 so don’t leave your ticket to chance!

Books will be available on the night and each of our authors will be delighted to sign your copy. Check your diary now for:

Jeffery Deaver in conversation with Declan Burke  Friday 24th May, 7.30pm.  Tickets €15, €12. BOOK HERE!

James Ellroy in conversation with Eoin McNamee Thursday May 30th, 7.30pm. Tickets €15, €12. BOOK HERE!

Karin Slaughter in conversation with RTE’s Sinead Crowley.     Thursday 13th June 7.30pm.  Tickets €15, €12    BOOK HERE!

Click the links above to find out more about our authors and their fantastic new books.

The Murder One festival will run 1st-3rd November 2019 in Smock Alley – sign up to our mailing list for news of the full programme or follow us on Twitter @murderonefest.

 

 

Jeffery Deaver 24th May 2019

Jeffery Deaver is the No.1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

He’s received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

Deaver’s  stunning new thriller,  The Never Game, the first in an exciting series featuring enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw is out on 16th May. Join Jeffery Deaver on 24th May at 7.30pm in Dublin’s stunning City Hall where he will be in conversation with Declan Burke. BOOK HERE!

The Never Game is a gripping page-turner that in true Deaver style will keep you awake all night:

The killer is changing the rules. One murder at a time . . .

You wake up all alone, in the middle of a forest, miles from anywhere.

Beside you lie five objects – a lighter, grease, picture-frame wire, a piece of silk, a bottle of water – which you will need to use if you want to survive.

You’ve been taken by the Whispering Man and there is no escape. He makes the rules and nobody ever gets out alive.

Enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw is fighting to stop the murders. But another victim has been snatched from her family and he’s running out of time.

In the darkest corner of Silicon Valley, a new breed of killer is emerging: someone with a deadly obsession, whose twisted game is spiralling out of control.

The Never Game is the very definition of a page-turner’ IAN RANKIN

Masterful storytelling — The Never Game is Deaver’s most riveting, most twisty, most unputdownable novel yet.’ KARIN SLAUGHTER

‘As always, Deaver gets you in his stealthy grip on page one, and then takes you on a wild and inventive ride …this time with new star character Colter Shaw.  No one in the world does this kind of thing better than Deaver’ LEE CHILD

‘Jeffery Deaver scores yet again with a fascinating new detective, Colter Shaw, and a plot as full of thrills and twists and turns as you would expect from him. With The Never Game you know you are in the hands of a master. But be warned—don’t start this too late in the evening because sleep would be an annoying interruption once you’ve started reading!’ PETER ROBINSON

You can visit his website at www.JefferyDeaver.com

Or you can see him in person on 24th May in Dublin’s stunning City Hall at 7.30pm.

Tickets €15, €12

BOOK HERE!

The Never Game will be available for sale on the night.

James Ellroy May 30th 2019

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed ‘LA Quartet’: The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz. His novel Blood’s a Rover completes the magisterial ‘Underworld USA Trilogy’– the first two volumes of which (American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand) were both Sunday Times
bestsellers. His most recent novel, Perfidia, is the first instalment in Ellroy’s second ‘L.A.Quartet’.

Like Perfidia, the first volume, This Storm is populated with characters from
Ellroy’s previous novels – including arch villain Dudley Smith from L.A. Confidential – in a grand drama of L.A. This Storm is Ellroy’s first novel in five years, and only his fifth in the last twenty.

Jame Ellroy will be in conversation with Eoin McNamee in Dublin’s stunning City Hall, on Thursday 30th May  at Midsummer Murder One, BOOK HERE!

From ‘one of the great American writers of our time’ (Los Angeles Times BookReview) – This Storm is a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

January, ’42. L.A. reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park.

The cops tag it a routine dead-man job. They’re wrong. It’s an early-warning signal of Chaos. There’s a murderous fire and a gold heist, exploding out of the past. There’s Fifth Column treason – at this moment, on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, commies and race racketeers. There’s two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with History.

Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, lashed by anti-Japanese rage. Dudley Smith is a PD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to
her core.

This Storm is James Ellroy’s most audacious novel yet. It is by turns savage, tender, elegiac. It lays bare and celebrates crazed Americans of all stripes.

‘There has never been a writer like James Ellroy.’ – Telegraph
‘The master of American crime fiction.’ – Sunday Times
‘There surely can’t be a more richly or brutally realised city in world literature than James Ellroy’s Los Angeles.’ – Independent on Sunday
Perfidia: ‘James Ellroy is back doing what he does best, weaving a tangle of tales set in wartime Los Angeles…I look forward, eagerly, to the next three instalments.’ – The Times

Find out more at www.jamesellroy.net

Or see James Ellory in conversation with Eoin MacNamee in Dublin’s stunning City Hall on Thursday 30th May 2019 at 7.30pm.

Tickets €15, €12

BOOK HERE!

Pick up your copy and get it signed on the night!

 

 

Karin Slaughter 13th June 2019

Karin Slaughter is already a No. 1 bestselling author and worldwide household name, with over 35 MILLION copies sold – and is now set to become even bigger with a gripping new crime thriller featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton  The Last Widow, Karin’s first book following Will Trent and Sara Linton for 3 years.

One of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers, Karin is published in 37 languages. Her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. Her novels Cop TownThe Good Daughterand Pieces of Her are all in development for film and television.

Karin Slaughter will be in conversation with RTE’s Sinead Crowley in Dublin’s stunning City Hall on Thursday 13th June at 7.30pm. Tickets €15, €12  BOOK HERE!

The Last Widow begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end…they find nothing. It’s as if she disappeared into
thin air.

A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara
Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia
Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer’s day is broken by
the wail of sirens.

Sara and Will are trained to help in an emergency. Their jobs – their
vocations – mean that they run towards a crisis, not away from it. But on
this one terrible day that instinct betrays them both. Within hours the
situation has spiralled out of control; Sara is taken prisoner; Will is forced
undercover. And the fallout will lead them into the Appalachian mountains,
to the terrible truth about what really happened to Michelle, and to a remote
compound where a radical group has murder in mind…

I’d follow her anywhere’ Gillian Flynn
‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ Tess Gerritsen
‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled’ Michael Connelly
‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ Lee Child
‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ Kathy Reichs
‘Fiction doesn’t get any better than this’ Jeffery Deaver
‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ Peter James
‘Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists’ James Patterson
‘Raw, powerful and utterly gripping’ Kathryn Stockett
‘With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ Camilla Lackberg

Find out more at www.karinslaughter.com

Or come to listen to Karin reveal what makes an international bestseller and the story behind Will Trent and Sara Linton on Thursday 13th June at 7.30pm at Dublin’s City Hall.

Tickets €15, €12

BOOK HERE!

Pick up your copy of The Last Widow and get it signed on the night!