Thursday, October 31, 2013

THE DOLL'S HOUSE Nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of 2013!!

If you would like to give THE DOLL'S HOUSE your vote  
 Click HERE and scroll down to Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award!!!

I am thrilled to let you know that THE DOLL'S HOUSE has been nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of 2013 in the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards!!!

Second year in a row to be nominated, and I'm utterly over the moon.

The announcements were made this morning at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. The Awards Night Gala Dinner will take place on the 26th November, but I'll keep you posted.

Thanks everyone for all your support!!!

This Year's Nominees are....

The Twelfth Department by William Ryan
The Convictions Of John Delahunt by Andrew Hughes
The Doll’s House by Louise Phillips
Inquest by Paul Carson 
The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey
Irregulars by Kevin McCarthy

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Summer Triangle by Carolann Copland

I'm really looking forward to launching Carolann Copland's debut novel SUMMER TRIANGLE on the 29th October at Carousel Creates - a beautiful writing retreat in the Dublin Mountains.

I had the pleasure of receiving an advance copy of this interesting novel which digs deep, exploring youthful idealism across a backdrop of Islamic Fundamentalists.

Cultural divisions and differences are teased out through an array of characters from a young mother seeking escape through alcohol to a grieving and impressionable teenage boy.

You can order a Kindle version of Summer Triangle HERE

Majid, who witnesses the death of his fiancĂ©, a bomb victim at an Irish/Saudi festival, is so distraught he runs from his problems – right into the arms of Islamic fundamentalists. Together his new allies and he plot to show Ireland exactly what they think of its cooperation in the US war against terror, but will Majid really get the closure he so desperately craves?
Meanwhile Irish teen Shona falls pregnant following a drunken party and stumbles through early motherhood in a haze of alcohol. An overheard conversation about her past leaves her wallowing in the self-pity of betrayal and ripe for falling into the wrong hands.
When 08/08 threatens to become Dublin’s very own 9/11 will a chance meeting of the two teenagers hasten their road to self-destruction or help them rise from the ashes of the past?
Particularly when there are darker forces at work…

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Killer of an Evening

Thanks to everyone who came to Lady Killers at the Civic on Friday evening. 
One of the best nights ever!! 
From left to right, Joanne Richardson Ex Coroner, Louise Phillips, Arlene Hunt, Alex Barclay and Susan Condon. 

Photograph by Rob O'Connor 

Friday, October 11, 2013


There are so many amazing events happening as part of this year's RED LINE FESTIVAL - Check out all events HERE 

The Crime Writing Workshop is now FULLY BOOKED, but if Crime Reading or Crime Writing is your thing - D'ONT MISS OUT on LADYKILLERS with Bestselling Crime Authors, Alex Barclay, Arlene Hunt, and myself, along with ex-coroner of Colorado, Joanne Richardson, in conversation with Susan Condon at the Civic on Friday the 18th October!!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Deep in the Undergrowth

I'll be disappearing for the next few days. If anyone wants to know where I've gone - it will be within the fictional world of LAST KISS (Working Title Novel 3) - I'll be buried deep in the undergrowth!!

See you when I get back! #amwriting

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


“Phillips doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of Dublin City…she shows us the sex crime, the drug culture, and the all too often abuse of power by those in authority. Her characters are well crafted, the plot interesting and well executed, and at the risk of sounding clichĂ©, a page turner. It’s gritty and it’s dark, but at the same time hopeful. This is a brilliant read. I devoured it.” EMUZINE 
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