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Friday, August 16, 2019

Thank you so much to The Librarian's Cellar for choosing THE HIDING GAME as their book of the week!!



Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Half A Million Hits or 500,000 if you prefer!!

Well it looks like the little old blog will hit 500,000 today!



I guess it's not bad for something I reluctantly began on a writers retreat a little over 8 years ago...

Despite my early reservations, it has been great fun...

Sending out a big THANK YOU today to all who visited from around the globe!

The top locations are....drum roll....

United States 217,591
Ireland 105,093
France 36,212
United Kingdom 21,105

Monday, August 5, 2019

My Holiday Reads 2019!!

Packing for the summer holidays is always fun, thinking about that great escape ahead, but deciding which books to share your time with while away, requires careful thought!

So here are my list of delights to join me on holidays, some in book form and some as audio books while I soak in the rays!!

Health Warning: The odd break from reading to chat with hubby may also be required!!



The Lost Man - Jane Harper
Educated - Tara Westover
Lady in the Lake - Laura Lippman
American Dirt - Jeanine Cummins
Her Kind - Niamh Boyce
The Chain - Adrian McKinty
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Sweet Sorrow - David Nicholls
Never Look Back - Alison Gaylin
Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng





Wednesday, July 31, 2019

NEWS ALERT - September 10th 2019!!

First up, the launch of THE HIDING GAME is happening September 10th at the Gutter Bookshop!!

It will be launched by the fabulous Colm Hayes of Radio Nova!!

Time: 6.30 p.m.

Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane, Dublin 8 (close to Dublin Castle)

I would be absolutely delighted if you could attend. ALL ARE WELCOME! There will be free vino, great company and lots of books!

You can take the below as your special invite!!



Also, I know I'm bias, but how gorgeous do these look!! Lovely copies for media arrived today... literally can't wait for publication & launch night SEPTEMBER 10th - DATE FOR THE DIARY!!




Finally, if you want a personalised signed copy of THE HIDING GAME, and you can't make the launch, then simply contact The Gutter Bookshop, Cows Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland. (01) 6799206 and it will be organised for you!!



Looking forward to seeing you on the night!!!


Monday, July 29, 2019

Women Writing Crime | Workshop Programme with Louise Phillips



I am super excited about these workshops supported by Droichead Arts Centre and the Irish Writers Centre. Get your name in the hat early as places are limited!

Date: Mon 16 Sept / 23 Sep / 30 Sept / 7 Oct / 14 Oct / 21 Oct | Time: 7pm | 

Tickets: €95 for 6 workshops

Venue: Droichead Arts Centre Café/Bar

Full Details HERE


Monday, July 22, 2019

Steve Cavanagh Wins Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019


Steve Cavanagh has been announced as the winner of The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for 2019.
Now in its fifteenth year, the Award is considered the most coveted crime writing prizes in the country, and one that receives substantial interest from authors, publishers, book sellers and fans of the genre in equal measures.
Thirteen is the Lisburn author’s fifth book in the Eddie Flynn series of crime thrillers, serving up a delicious twist to the traditional courtroom thriller, where in this instance the real killer is not the one on trial, but a member of the jury!
Cavanagh was presented the award by title sponsor Simon Theakston at the event hosted by broadcaster Mark Lawson at the opening night of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, staged by Harrogate International Festivals in the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.
He was one six shortlisted authors vying for the title from an original longlist of 18 crime novels, published by UK and Irish authors, available in paperback from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.
The 2019 Award is supported by title sponsor T&R Theakston Ltd, WHSmith, and The Mail on Sunday.
He collected a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade, engraved oak beer cask crafted by the coopers at Theakston’s Masham brewery.
The winner was decided by the panel of judges, comprising of literary and media figures chaired this year by Mari Hannah, alongside a public vote.
A special presentation was also made to James Patterson - the winner of the tenth Theakston Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award.
James Patterson - whose books have sold in excess of 300 million copies and has been the most-borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past 11 years in a row - joins John Grisham, Lee Child, Val McDermid, Sara Paretsky, Lynda La Plante, Ruth Rendell, PD James, Colin Dexter and Reginald Hill as recipients of the Award.
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