Murder One ‘It would be criminal to miss it!’

‘Murder One has rapidly become a vital cornerstone of the literary calendar and the energy and excitement  generated by their calendar of online and offline events mean it would be criminal to miss it!’
SIMON TREWIN – Literary Agent

We are absolutely thrilled with the success of Murder One ’22, brought to you this year with the invaluable support of The Arts Council and DLR Libraries. We welcomed a host of Irish and international authors and live streamed the majority of our events for an online audience who were able to interact with our guests via social media.

The recordings of the events are available now to watch back at our You Tube Channel  or scroll down to view individual events.

Watch out for our exciting 2023 events, starting with three must see authors -and keep October 7/8 free in your diary! Scroll down to join our mailing list to hear the news first 🙂

We’re kicking off 2023 with international blockbuster Harlan Coben on 21st March at the Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire (Level 4), then see Liz Nugent on 26th March at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. And THEN we’ll be bringing you an evening with Karin Slaughter in June (booking details to follow).

 

International Bestselling Blockbuster Harlan Coben in Conversation with Breda Brown

Tuesday 21st March 8pm, LexIcon Level 4, Dun Laogahire, Co Dublin

Tickets €15/ €12 BOOK HERE

I Will Find You by Harlan Coben

The new Harlan Coben blockbuster has arrived! I Will Find You bristles with the irresistible storytelling nous that is Coben’s trademark. With sales of 80 million copies, Harlan Coben is the worldwide number 1 bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including Don’t Let Go, Home, and Fool Me Once. Coben is also the creator and executive producer of many television shows, including the Netflix Original dramas Stay Close, The Innocent, The Stranger and many more. Here is a rare opportunity to hear the master discuss his new novel and his craft with top crime fiction reviewer, Breda Brown.

International bestselling blockbuster Harlan Coben in conversation with Breda Brown, Tuesday 21st March 8pm  Tickets €15/ €12 BOOK HERE

Liz Nugent in Conversation with Sinéad Crowley

Sunday 26 March 8pm, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laogahire, Co Dublin

Tickets €17/€15 BOOK HERE

No one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like Liz Nugent does. With each new novel her reputation soars, and her latest – Strange Sally Diamond – may just be her best yet. Sally Diamond cannot understand why what she did was so strange.

She was only doing what her father told her to do, to put him out with the rubbish when he died… 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s most exciting literary talents discussing her latest work.

Moderator for the evening, Sinéad Crowley, is the Arts and Media Correspondent for RTÉ News. She is also a lecturer in journalism at Dublin City University and the bestselling author of four crime novels.

Liz Nugent in conversation with Sinéad Crowley: Sunday 26 March 8pm Tickets €17/€15 BOOK HERE

Karin Slaughter in Conversation

Tuesday 20th June 8pm LexIcon Level 4, Dun Laogahire, Co Dublin

Booking details to follow

 

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Audience feedback:
Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into MurderOne and especially for coming up with the idea in the first place! You and your team put on an excellent event and I enjoyed all the talks I attended over the three days. Looking forward to next year already.
Jennifer

Look Back Murder One 2020 with Dublin Book Festival

In a year when live performances have had to be rethought, we were delighted to work with the Dublin Book Fesitval to bring you The Murder One Festival  2020 in a series of boutique online events. All events were presented digitally for audiences to enjoy at home.

Murder One with Dublin Book Festival 2020 headline with an event in association with Eason:

Dr. Marie Cassidy, Beyond the Tape: The Life and Many Deaths of a State Pathologist

on 11th October 2020

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 to discuss translating her experiences into her memoirs.

“For over thirty years, bodies have been my business. The lucky ones have died peacefully in their own bed, surrounded by loved ones. But, life, or should I say death, is not always like that. This is your opportunity to duck under the police tape with me. Walk carefully in my footprints and follow me into the scene but don’t touch anything, just look. Remember Locard’s principle, every contact leaves a trace . . .”

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.

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The Dublin Book Festival

Since 2006 the Dublin Book Festival has been a mainstay of the Irish writing and publishing scene and a highlight of the literary year. With its special focus on Irish-published authors, the 2020 Festival continues that tradition of promoting and supporting Irish literary voices, both established and emerging. This year the festival will be presenting its programme online from 27th November to 6th December, due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

The festival will be running events every week throughout the Autumn in the run-up to the festival, many in collaboration with publishers, arts organisations and other literary festivals, for families, schools and book lovers of all ages to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

The programme will showcase the wealth of talented authors published in Ireland, supporting our home-grown talent and publishers. Events will be presented from many of our usual attractive and intimate venues throughout Dublin city, even if audiences cannot attend in person, authors will bring the unique character of these Dublin locations to their virtual events.

The Dublin Book Festival has always been one of collaboration, and in 2020 the range of these partnerships has grown. The festival will host events in collaboration with literary festivals including Listowel Writers’ Week, IMRAM, Belfast Book Festival, Cuirt International Literature Festival and Murder One, literary organisations such as Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin City Libraries, Children’s Books Ireland, Poetry Ireland and many more. In a time when the arts are struggling Dublin Book Festival will bring together as many as possible, to work together to showcase the breadth of talent in Ireland today.

Other events include:

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature in association with Dublin Book Festival: Dublin One City One Book: Christine Dywer Hickey in conversation with Niall MacMonagle and musical performances (Thursday 24th September)

Dublin Book Festival and Eason present: Graham Norton in conversation with Rick OShea (Sunday, 4th October)

Dublin One City One Book: Christine Dywer Hickey in conversation with Niall MacMonagle and musical performances  Join us for a special evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of this year’s Dublin One City One Book choice Tatty. Christine will be in conversation with literary critic Niall MacMonagle in the beautiful setting of Kevin Street Library, Dublin. She will discuss Tatty, her varied writing career, and in particular how music influences her writing.

Musical interludes will be contributed by pianist Leonora Carney, trumpeter Colm Byrne and piper Donnacha Dwyer.

Tatty was originally published in 2004 and earlier this year a special Dublin One City One Book edition, with a new introduction by Dermot Bolger, was published by New Island Books. Christine recently won the 2020 Dalkey Literary Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for her most recent novel The Narrow Land. This event is in association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

This event will be available to watch online via www.dublinbookfestival.com and www.rte.ie/culture. Please note that you will need to register in advance to watch the event.

Graham Norton, Home Stretch, (4th October)   To celebrate the October release of his new novel Home Stretch, Graham Norton will join RTÉ broadcaster Rick O’Shea in conversation, to discuss his new novel, his writing process, and his love of literature.

This exclusive event will take place with a link sent to all ticket holders in advance of its airing on 4th October 2020. Price of admission includes a signed copy of Home Stretch, which ticket holders will receive by post as quickly as possible after its release date on 1st October. Instructions on how to view the event via your custom url will also be sent to all ticket holders in advance.

Graham Norton’s novels Holding and A Keeper were an Irish bestsellers and loved by readers everywhere. His new novel, Home Stretch begins in 1987 where a small Irish community is preparing for the wedding of two of its young inhabitants. They’re barely adults, not so long out of school and still part of the same set of friends they’ve grown up with. As the friends head home from the beach that last night before the wedding, there is a car accident. Three survive the crash but three are killed. And the reverberations are felt throughout the small town.

Connor, the young driver of the car, lives. But staying among the angry and the mourning is almost as hard as living with the shame, and so he leaves the only place he knows for another life. Travelling first to Liverpool, then London, by the noughties he has made a home – of sorts – for himself in New York. The city provides shelter and possibility for the displaced, somewhere Connor can forget his past and forge a new life.

But the secrets, the unspoken longings and regrets that have come to haunt those left behind will not be silenced. And before long, Connor will have to meet his past.

This event is co-presented with Eason.

The Dublin Book Festival is supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, Dublin City Council, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

All events will be presented digitally for audiences to enjoy at home.

Tickets can be booked at – dublinbookfestival.com