Murder One @Dublin Book Festival

We’ve got some very exciting events lined up for you as part of our boutique digital festival 2020, grab your diaries and book through Dublin Book Festival!

Murder One with Dublin Book Festival in association with Eason presents: Dr. Marie Cassidy, Beyond the Tape: The Life and Many Deaths of a State Pathologist

11th October 2020  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

€20 including Beyond the Tape.  Book here.

Former State Pathologist Dr. Marie Cassidy will release her memoirs Beyond the Tape: The Life and Many Deaths of a State Pathologist this October and to mark this Dr. Cassidy will be in conversation with bestselling author and journalist Sinead Crowley to discuss translating her experiences into her memoirs.

The ticket price of €20 includes access to this exclusive event via a custom url link and a signed copy of Beyond the Tape. Ticketholders will receive their signed copy of the novel in the post as quickly as possible after its release date on 1st October 2020. Instructions on how to view the event via your custom url will be sent to all ticket holders in advance of the event.

Dr. Marie Cassidy was Ireland’s State Pathologist from 2004 until 2018. During that time, she was involved in many high-profile cases, including the Stardust exhumation and the deaths of Siobhan Kearney, Rachel O’Reilly, Robert Holohan and Tom O’Gorman. In Beyond the Tape, she invites us into the world of forensic pathology, and shares her remarkable personal journey, from working-class Glasgow to becoming Ireland’s head pathologist. A fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of real-life forensics, the intricate processes central to solving modern crime, and the stories from behind the crime tape.

The Murder One Masterclass: Writing Crime with Sam Blake and Jo Spain

5th November 2020  7:00pm-9:00pm

€29 including the authors’ just released paperbacks: Keep Your Eyes on Me and Six Wicked Reasons. Book here  Places limited!

In this dynamic masterclass, bestselling crime writers Sam Blake and Jo Spain come together to share the character development and plotting processes that bring their books to the bestseller lists. Whether you are writing a series or standalone, get solid tips to develop your own work and bring it to the next level. Drawing on their individual experiences – Sam as a literary scout and Jo as a screenwriter – Sam will outline what’s needed to attract an agent, and Jo will reveal how a story gets to the screen. Packed full of information and advice, this is an event that you cannot afford to miss.

Denise Mina In Conversation with Liz Nugent 

19th November 8:00 pm-9:00pm

Free: registration required

Join The Murder One Festival on Facebook Live where one of Ireland’s most successful writers, Liz Nugent, will be in conversation with award-winning author, Denise Mina, discussing her latest novel, The Less Dead (Harvill Secker). The Less Dead is a crime novel told through the lens of identity, as main character Margo suddenly finds herself attempting to solve the murder of a birth mother she never met. Denise is the author of the Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series, and the Alex Morrow series. She has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice, and was inducted into the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2014. Denise has also written plays and graphic novels, and presented television and radio programmes.

Louise O’Neill in Conversation with Dil Wickremasinghe

29th November 5.00pm -6.00pm

Free: registration required

Join author Louise O’Neill in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe in the beautiful setting of the National Library of Ireland. Dil will be talking to Louise about her thrilling new novel, After the Silence (Hachette Ireland), a heart-pounding whodunnit set in an isolated coastal community. Louise will discuss what motivated her to write her new book. She will also talk to Dil about her other novels (Only Ever YoursThe Surface BreaksAlmost Love and the bestselling Asking For It) and her interest in crime fiction.

Killing for a Living: Jane Casey, Andrea Carter, Liz Nugent and Brian McGilloway in Conversation with Catherine Ryan Howard

3 December  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free: registration required

The Murder One Festival invites you to celebrate the ever-expanding Irish crime scene with this panel discussion. ‘Killing for a Living’ features some of Ireland’s top authors who launched in lockdown, including creator of the Inishowen Mysteries Andrea CarterLiz Nugent author of award-winning Lying in Wait (Gallery/Scout Press) and Our Little Cruelties (Penguin Ireland); New York Times bestseller Brian McGilloway; and Sunday Times bestselling, multi-award winning, author of the Maeve Kerrigan series, Jane Casey. This lively discussion will be exploring their opening pages, what makes their characters tick, and the challenges of the genre, whether it’s a series or standalone. This event will be chaired by Catherine Ryan Howard, internationally bestselling crime writer from Cork who has been shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Featuring events with critically lauded crime writers from around the world, the Murder One Festival is a highlight in Ireland’s literary calendar, and DBF is proud to partner with them to bring their events to the festival this year. Step into the parlour, if you have the stomach…

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