Murder One 2019 The Talent

MURDER ONE is a unique literary festival weekend: a fun, action packed weekend for lovers of crime and mystery in all its guises.

This is the list of the incredible authors who will appear at Murder One in 2019!

John Banville

John Banville’s latest publications are the novel Mrs Osmond, and Times Pieces: A Dublin
Memoir. He is the recipient of the Man Booker Prize, the Austrian State Prize for Literature, the Kafka Prize and the Prince of Asturias Award. He has written a number of
crime novels under the pen-name Benjamin Black. He is also a screenwriter, playwright and book reviewer. He lives in Dublin.

Alex Barclay

Alex Barclay lives in County Cork, Ireland. She is the bestselling author of Darkhouse and The Caller, as well as the Ren Bryce series. Alex Barclay’s debut novel Darkhouse was a top ten bestseller in the UK, France and Germany, and a number one bestseller in Ireland.

Sam Blake

Sam Blake

Sam Blake has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book. The first in her bestselling Cat Connolly triology, Little Bones, was nominated for Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Keep Your Eyes on Me, a standalone psychological thriller, is due out Jan 2020 with Corvus Atlantic.
Sam Blake is a pseudonym for Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, the founder of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and the multi award winning national writing resources website She s the founder of Dublin’s Murder One International Crime Writing Festival.
Breda Brown

Breda Brown is a former print and radio journalist. She has held a number of key positions including Head of News with Lite FM/Q102 and Chief News Reporter with Dublin’s 98FM.

She has also worked as a journalist with a variety of daily and Sunday newspapers as well as trade, business and consumer magazines. She is a regular panellist on national news and current affairs programmes and is a regular contributor to the Sunday Times.

Breda holds a BA in Communication Studies and an MA in Journalism from DCU.


Declan Burke

Declan Burke is an award-winning author and editor. His novel Absolute Zero Cool won the Goldsboro Award in 2012. Books to Die For (2013), co-edited with John Connolly, won the Anthony Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime. The Lammisters, a comic novel, is published by No Alibis Press.

 Anna Carey

Anna Carey is a journalist and author from Dublin who has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent and many other publications. Anna’s first book, The Real Rebecca, was published in 2011, and went on to win the Senior Children’s Book prize at the Irish Book Awards. Rebecca returned in the critically acclaimed Rebecca’s RulesRebecca Rocks and Rebecca is Always RightThe Making of Mollie (2016) was her first historical novel and was shortlisted for the Senior Children’s Book prize at the 2016 Irish Book Awards and was followed by the sequel, Mollie on the March, which received rave reviews.

Paul Carson

Paul Carson is a medical doctor and novelist (  Between 1986 and 1996 he published seven health books and two children’s novels.  From 1997 – 2013 he wrote six bestselling medical thrillers, ScalpelCold SteelFinal DutyAmbushBetrayal and Inquest.  These have been translated into nineteen languages.

Andrea Carter

Andrea Carter grew up in Ballyfin, Co. Laois and studied law at Trinity College
Dublin, before moving to the Inishowen peninsula in Co. Donegal where she ran the
most northerly solicitors’ practice in Ireland. In 2006 she returned to Dublin to work
as a barrister before turning to write crime novels. Her first book Death at Whitewater
Church was one of the winners of the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair.

She is the author of the Inishowen Mysteries, most recently The Well of Ice and
Murder at Greysbridge. She is published by Oceanview in the U.S., Little, Brown in
the U.K. and Goldmann Verlag in Germany. The series will shortly be adapted for

 Jane Casey

Crime is a family affair for Jane Casey. Married to a criminal barrister, she has a unique insight into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer. This gritty realism has made her books international bestsellers and critical successes; while Detective Maeve Kerrigan has quickly become one of the most popular characters in crime fiction.
Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award for The Stranger You Know, Jane has previously won the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award and was longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. Jane is also a member of Killer Women.

Nicola Cassidy

Nicola Cassidy is a Drogheda based author and blogger. She worked as a journalist, political press officer and marketing manager, before turning her hand to novel writing. Her debut novel December Girl, an historical fiction novel set in the Boyne Valley, was published by Bombshell Books in 2017 and became a number one Amazon best seller in 2018.

 Steve Cavanagh

Steve Cavanagh is the bestselling author of the Eddie Flynn novels and standalone thrillers. In 2018 The Liar won the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for crime novel of the year. In 2019 Thirteen won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the year 2019. All of his novels have either been nominated for awards, or have won awards internationally.

He is a former lawyer, and was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he still lives. If you want to get in touch with Steve, use the social media links below.  Together with Luca Veste, Steve hosts the popular comedy lit podcast ‘Two Crime Writers And A Microphone.’

Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2019

Brian Cliff

Brian Cliff is an Assistant Professor of English at Trinity College, Dublin. His most recent book is Irish Crime Fiction (2018), and he has published essays on authors including Emma Donoghue, John Connolly, Tana French, Paul Muldoon, and Deirdre Madden. He is currently completing a study of community and contemporary Irish writing.

 Martina Cole

Martina Cole’s first novel Dangerous Lady caused a sensation when it was published, and launched one of the bestselling fiction writers of her generation. Twenty-seven years later, Martina has gone on to have more No.1 original  fiction bestsellers than any other author. She won the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year with The Take , which then went on to be a hit TV series for Sky 1.  Her new novel No Mercy is published by Headline on 17th October

Robert Craven 

Robert Craven has been writing short stories and novels since 1992. His latest novel ‘The Road of a Thousand Tigers’ launched in November 2018 went to No.1 on Kobo downloads in July 2019 in  Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Working with the Ian Fleming Society, a pitch for the ‘00’ universe grew into a stand-alone adventure in the style of Lee Child and James Patterson.
His Eva series: Get Lenin, Zinnman, A Finger of Night and Hollow Point have received rave reviews and solid sales on both Amazon and Kobo platforms. His final Eva adventure ‘Eagles Hunt Wolves’ is in the pipeline for release in early 2020.
A former touring musician, he also regularly reviews CDs for Independent Irish Review Ireland.
Robert is a member of the Irish Writer’s Union.

Photo by Ger Holland photography

 Sinead Crowley

Sinéad Crowley is a journalist by day, crime writer by night. Arts and media correspondent with RTE News, she is the author of the DS Claire Boyle series, crime fiction set in Ireland. All three books in the series, Can Anybody Help Me, Are You Watching Me? and One Bad Turn were shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year awards at the BGE Irish book awards. Sinéad was also a contributor to ‘Trouble is our Business’, a collection of new Irish crime writing published by New Island in 2016 and is currently working on her fourth, stand-alone novel.

 John Curran

Dr. John Curran is the long-time literary advisor to her Agatha Christie’s estate, often giving talks and appearing on documentaries about her life. He has spent the last few years unpicking the notebooks and deciphering Agatha Christie’s handwriting for his books.

Sharon Dempsey

Sharon Dempsey’s crime debut Little Bird was released July 2017 with Bloodhound Books. She tutors at Queen’s University and Stranmillis College and has published three health books. She also writes contemporary women’s fiction. Sharon is working on the follow up to Little Bird and a collection of dark short stories.




James Delargy

James Delargy was born and raised in Ireland and lived in South Africa, Australia and Scotland, before ending up in semi-rural England where he now lives. He incorporates his diverse knowledge of towns, cities, landscape and culture picked up on his travels into his writing. 55 is his first novel, which has been sold in 19 countries so far and optioned for film by Zucker Productions in partnership with Prodigy Pictures.

Kevin Doyle

Award-winning writer Kevin Doyle weaves politics, his home city of Cork and a stolen record collection into an impressive crime debut. When Noelie finds his stolen punk records for sale in a charity shop it seems a lucky break. But he has just made himself and those closest to him a target …

Shane Dunphy

Shane Dunphy (also writing as S.A. Dunphy) is the million-selling author of twelve books. His series of non-fiction titles, relating the years he spent as a child protection worker, have been sold in translation across several territories, while his series of crime novels featuring the emotionally scarred criminologist, David Dunnigan, have been widely acclaimed.

Derek Flynn

Derek Flynn is a writer and musician with a Masters in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. The author of two crime/thriller novels – Broken Falls and The Dead Girls – he was also featured in Surge, an anthology of new Irish writing published by O’ Brien Press. He is a regular contributor to “”.

Lucy Foley

Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities. She then worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry – during which time she also wrote her debut, The Book of Lost and Found. Lucy now writes full-time, and is busy travelling (for research, naturally!) and working on her next novel. Visit her Facebook page at and follow her on Twitter @lucyfoleytweets

Fiona Gartland

Fiona Gartland has been a journalist with The Irish Times for 14 years and has covered many trials at the Criminal Courts of Justice and at the Family Courts. She was shortlisted for the Francis McManus Short Story competition on half a dozen occasions and has had stories broadcast and published in magazines, including The Stinging Fly. Her first novel, In the Court’s Hands, was published in 2018. Now That You’ve Gone will be published in October 2019.She lives in Dublin with her husband and four children.

Patricia Gibney

Patricia Gibney is a crime author from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Her debut novel, The Missing Ones, was published by London based digital publisher, Bookouture, in March 2017 and since then five further books in the Detective Lottie Parker series have been published.
The series has achieved over one million sales since the publication of The Missing Ones. Her books, already in audio format, are now being published in paperback by Little
Brown/Sphere in UK and Ireland, and Grand Central Publishing in the US. Foreign
translations have sold to Spain, Norway, Italy, France, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech
Republic, Estonia, Taiwan and China. She is currently contracted for nine Lottie Parker
books. Book seven in the series will be published in October 2019. Patricia is represented by
Literary Agent, Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau.

Sarah Maria Griffin

Sarah Maria Griffin’s first novel, Spare and Found Parts, was published by Titan Books in Spring 2018 and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards that year. Her second, Other Words For Smoke, arrived in April 2019. Her collection of essays about emigration, Not Lost, was published by New Island Press in 2013. Her nonfiction has appeared in Winter Papers, Guts, The Stinging Fly and The Irish Times. She was the recipient of an Arts Council Bursary for Literature in 2017 and 2018, and is a winner of the European Science Fiction Chrysalis Award. She was the Writer in Residence in Maynooth University in 2017/18, the DLR Writer In Residence in 2018/19. She is presently developing a high-fantasy series of novels for the music festival, Tomorrowland – and her work was featured as part of the 2019 festival’s theme, The Book of Wisdom. She tweets @griffski.

Paddy Hirsch

Paddy Hirsch is a fiction  and non-fiction author, journalist, web video host, financial blogger and a commentator on the economy and financial markets. He is the author of the Justice Flanagan series of historical thrillers, including The Devil’s Half Mile and Hudson’s Kill, and of Man vs Markets, Economics Explained, Plain and Simple, a lighthearted, illustrated book explaining the workings of the financial markets, published by HarperCollins.

Hirsch is the editor of the NPR podcast The Indicator, from Planet Money. Hirsch was editor of the Marketplace New York Bureau throughout the financial crisis of 2008/2009. In 2010 he was awarded a fellowship with the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists at Stanford University. He was a Webby Award nominee in 2009 and was a 2014 winner of the Edward R Murrow award for excellence in reporting.

Maria Hoey

Maria Hoey’s short story, Reading Brother Boniface, was shortlisted for the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. Her debut novel, The Last Lost Girl, was published in July 2016 and has gone on to be shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien Debut Award 2018 and the Annie McHale Debut Award 2018. Her second novel, On Bone Bridge, was published in July. Maria lives in Portmarnock.

Ger Hogan

Geraldine Hogan gained an Honors Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree in Training and Management from University College, Galway. She is an Irish award-winning and bestselling author of four contemporary fiction novels under the pen name Faith Hogan.

Silent Night is her first crime novel, her second is due out in December 2019.
She is currently working on her next novel. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and a very busy Labrador named Penny. She’s a writer, reader, enthusiastic dog walker and reluctant jogger – except of course when it is raining!

 Roger Hudson

Roger grew up near Guildford, Surrey, England, worked in many forms of writing and editing in London and Dublin and now lives in Drogheda, Ireland. His historical mystery novel Death Comes by Amphora is set in ancient Athens at a time of social upheaval. He is a published poet and filmmaker.

Sandra Ireland

Sandra Ireland is the author of three psychological thrillers: Beneath the SkinBone Deep (also published in USA, Germany & India) and her latest The Unmaking of Ellie Rook, which explores what happens when family secrets come to light. She lives in Carnoustie, Scotland, and attended the University of Dundee as a mature student, gaining an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study in 2014. Find out more at
Holly Jackson

Holly Jackson started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a novel aged fifteen. She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys playing video games and watching true crime documentaries so she can pretend to be a detective. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is her first novel. You can follow Holly on Twitter and Instagram @HoJay92

Ray Keane

Ray Keane was born lives in Killarney Co.Kerry. After years in business he decided to write  thrillers. His novels include On The Rocks (2014) The Dealership (2015) The Boys In Blue (2016) and recently The Man From Monte Carloe. The books are sold primarily in bookstores in Leinster and Munster. They have been limited editions and have sold out in most stores.
Jess Kidd

Jess Kidd was brought up in London as part of a large family from county Mayo and has been praised for her unique fictional voice. Her debut, Himself, was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2016. She won the Costa Short Story Award the same year. Her second novel, The Hoarder, was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2019. Both books were BBC Radio 2 Book Club Picks. Her latest book, the Victorian detective tale Things in Jars, has been released to critical acclaim. Jess’s work has been described as ‘Gabriel García Márquez meets The Pogues.’

Catherine Kirwan
Catherine Kirwan grew up on a farm in the parish of Fews, County Waterford. She studied law at UCC and lives in Cork where she works as a solicitor. Darkest Truth is published by Arrow
Simon Maltman

Simon Maltman is the ‘Ulster Noir’ author of novels, novellas and short stories. An Amazon Bestseller, he also splits his time working as a musician and as a tour guide on his ‘Belfast Noir’ tour.

Andrea Mara

Andrea Mara is a freelance writer, author, and blogger. She writes features for Irish newspapers, and has won a number of awards for blogging on

Her first book, The Other Side of the Wall, was shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien award in 2018. Her second book, One Click, is out now.

 Henrietta McKervey

Award-winning fiction writer and design & advertising copywriter. What Becomes Of Us, and The Heart of Everything and Violet Hill are published by Hachette and available in all good etc…

Henrietta McKervey won the UCD Maeve Binchy Travel Award in 2014, Hennessy First Fiction Award in 2015 and the Irish Writers Centre Jack Harte Bursary in 2016. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UCD and have spoken/read at events including: ILF Dublin, the Ennis Book Club Festival, the Dublin Festival of History, the Dublin Book Festival, the Belfast Book Festival and the West Belfast Arts Festival. Follow her @hmckervey on twitter.

Helen Moorehouse
Helen Moorhouse is the author of The Dead Summer (2011), The Dark Water (2012), Sing Me To Sleep (2013) and Ever This Day (2017). As well as writing fiction, she works as a freelance voiceover artist and copywriter. Her interests include reading, TV, cinema, walking and things that go bump in the night. Originally from Co. Laois, she lives in Dublin with her family. For more, see
Gerry MuCullough 
Gerry McCullough lives just outside Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Her first novel, Belfast Girls was a #1 bestseller on paid UK Kindle, and her series of Angeline Murphy thrillers, featuring a feisty Belfast Girl – Angel to her friends, devil to her enemies – have been
very popular.
Liz Nugent 

Liz Nugent worked in Irish film, theatre and television before becoming a fulltime novelist. In 2014 her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, was a Number One bestseller and won the Crime Fiction Prize in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, went straight to Number One in the Irish bestseller charts, remained there for nearly two months and won her a second IBA. Skin Deep is her third bestseller. She lives in Dublin with her husband.

 Joseph O’Connor

Novelist, screenwriter, playwright and broadcaster, Joseph O’Connor was born in Dublin. He is the author of nine novels including Star of the Sea, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book novel 2011) and Shadowplay (June 2019). Among his awards are the Prix Zepter for European Novel of the Year, France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, an American Library Association Award and the Irish Pen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature. His work has been translated into forty languages. In 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. Twice-Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey has written, ‘There are few living writers who can take us back in time so assuredly, through such gorgeous sentences. Joseph O’Connor is a wonder, and Shadowplay is a triumph.’

Rick O’Shea

Rick has been a broadcaster with RTE since 2001, previously on RTE 2FM and as a presenter of RTE Radio 1’s The Poetry Programme. He currently presents weekday mornings on RTE Gold.

He runs The Rick O’Shea Book Club (Ireland’s largest with over 27,000 members), hosts events and public interviews at book festivals all across the country and is also a Book Ambassador for Easons, compiling the “Sinead And Rick’s Must Reads” lists 4 times a year with writer Sinead Moriarty.

He has been the National Patron of Epilepsy Ireland since 2006.

Rick has twice been curator of the Waterford Writers Weekend, judged the 2018 Costa Book Awards in the UK and is also judging the 2019 Dublin Fringe Festival.

Louise Phillips

Louise Phillips is the author of four bestselling crime novels, each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year in the prestigious Irish Book Awards. She won the award in 2013. Her work has appeared in various literary anthologies, as well as being long-listed for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award in 2016. Her first two novels were recently published in the US. The Hiding Game is her latest novel.

Anthony J Quinn

Anthony J Quinn is the author of eight novels, including Undertow, which was published in June. His  debut novel Disappeared was a Daily Mail Crime Novel of the Year, and was shortlisted for a Strand Literary Award in the US. It was also picked by Kirkus Reviews as one of the top ten thrillers of the year, and by the Sunday Times as one of the best books of the year.

Hallie Rubenhold

Hallie Rubenhold is a former museum curator and social historian who has made her name by discovering and bringing to the public attention the stories of previously unknown women. Her first book, The Covent Garden Ladies, (The History Press, 2005) recounts the history of The Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies, the notorious 18th century guide to prostitutes. The Covent Garden Ladies has become a cult sensation and not only was the subject of a BBC 4 documentary presented by Hallie, but has been singlehandedly responsible for reviving an interest in the material amongst academics, artists, film makers, writers and designers.

Her second work of non-fiction, The Scandalous Lady W (originally published as Lady Worsley’s Whim, Chatto & Windus, 2008) recounts the infamous lives of Sir Richard and Lady Worsley, and their shocking adultery trial. It was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week in 2008 and was dramatised for BBC2 in August 2015, starring Natalie Dormer and Shaun Evans.

You can learn more about her work on her website:
Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton is a writer and journalist from Dublin. He worked with Hot Press magazine, before joining The Irish Times as a digital journalist in 2014. Since then, his byline has appeared in nearly every section of the site, but his name is mostly associated with the Lost Leads archive series – a retelling of some of the lesser-known stories that have appeared in the paper since 1859.

WC Ryan

William Ryan is the author of five novels, including the Captain Korolev series set in 1930s Moscow. They have been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the CWA’s Steel, Historical and New Blood Daggers, the Irish Fiction Award and the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, as well as published in 18 jurisdictions. Writing as WC Ryan, his latest novel, A House of Ghosts, has been described by Liz Nugent as ‘almost unbearably creepy and beautifully written’.

Catherine Ryan Howard
 Catherine Ryan Howard is an internationally bestselling crime writer from Cork. Her debut, Distress Signals, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger and the IBA Crime Novel of the Year, and has been optioned for TV. Her second novel, The Liar’s Girl, which she wrote while studying at Trinity College Dublin as a mature student, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2019. Shortly before her third novel, Rewind, was published in August 2019, Catherine signed a major six-book deal with her North American publishers. She is currently based in Dublin.
 Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan studied with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and works in the technology sector. Her short stories are published online and in print. She was short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Award and her most recent short story appeared in an anthology entitled Strange Love Affairs. Jane lives in Dublin with her husband and two sons.

47 Seconds is her first novel.

Dr Richard Shepherd
Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK’s foremost forensic pathologist. His 25 year career has been driven by his passion to discover the truth that a body leaves behind in the wake of their death. From crime scene to courtroom, his findings are crucial to the pursuit of justice. His work has seen killers put behind bars, exonerated the innocent, and turned open-and-shut
cases on their heads.
Shepherd’s obsession with deciphering the puzzles of his silent patients was instilled from a
very young age. At just 13 years old – after stumbling across a textbook on forensic medicine
– he found himself hooked. This fascination led him to enjoy a preeminent career, during
which he worked on over 23,000 cases; including the disasters of 9/11, the Bali Bombings
and the Hungerford shootings of 1987, as well as head-line making investigations such as; the
death of Princess Diana and the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
Deirdre Sullivan

Deirdre Sullivan is a writer from Galway. Her sixth book, Perfectly Preventable Deaths was released in June 2019. Her previous book, Tangleweed and Brine, a collection of dark fairy tale retellings, won the YA fiction book of the year 2017 at the Irish Book Awards, as well as the 2018 CBI award. Deirdre’s short fiction has been published in Banshee, Mslexia and The Dublin Review.

Sharon Thompson
Sharon Thompson’s debut crime novel The Abandoned launched as a Number 1 bestseller on Amazon kindle. Sharon writes crime fiction, short stories and commercial fiction. Sharon’s short stories have been published in various on-line magazines. is her new online writing group. She is a regular contributor to Donegal Woman with her Woman’s Words column. features her short-list of Irish, monthly, book releases at #indulgeinbooks. Sharon co-founded the trending, writing tweet-chat, called #WritersWise.
Simon Trewin

Simon Trewin has been a literary agent for 25 years and has worked with authors who have been shortlisted for, or won, most of the major literary and commercial awards in the UK. He is a former Secretary of The Association Of Authors Agents and a two-time nominee for Literary Agent Of The Year. Alongside his UK clients he has a special passion for Irish writers and numbers many among his client list including Sam Blake, John Boyne, Mary Costello, Sarah Maria Griffin, Claire Kilroy, Paul Lynch and Martin Roper. He can be reached via or on Instagram @simontrewin

He is also the founder of the letterpress and design studio The Garage Press @thegaragepress

 CJ Tudor

C. J. Tudor’s love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young.
When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and
James Herbert.
Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author.
Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and has sold in over forty countries. The Taking of Annie Thorne is her second novel. Twitter @CJTudor
Facebook @CJTudorOfficial

Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Dubai. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle won the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Best Novel and the Costa First Novel Award 2018. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Jackie Walsh

Jackie Walsh lives in Dublin and is a member of the Irish Writer’s Centre and the Irish Writer’s crime group.
Her debut novel Familiar Strangers was published in May 2019 by Hera Publishers London. Her second book will be published in November 2019.
Headshot and portfolio shoot.

Roz Watkins

Roz Watkins is the author of the DI Meg Dalton crime series, which is set in the Peak District where Roz lives with her partner and a menagerie of demanding animals. Her first book, The Devil’s Dice, was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award, and has been optioned for TV, and Dead Man’s Daughter, the second book in the series, was recently published to much acclaim.

Roz studied engineering at Cambridge University before training in patent law. She was a partner in a firm of patent attorneys in Derby, but this has absolutely nothing to do with there being a dead one in her first novel. She is also a qualified hypnotherapist and animal trainer.

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is an award-winning journalist and author. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Sunday Times, and the Smithsonian Magazine.  He is the author of four acclaimed biographies, a book about the survivors of the Titanic, and the novels, The Lying Tongue, A Talent for Murder, A Different Kind of Evil, Death in a Desert Land featuring Agatha Christie as the protagonist.

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