Wednesday, May 16, 2018


A comprehensive review of THE DOLL'S HOUSE from MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE in the US, described as the oldest, largest, and most authoritative guide to the crime fiction genre.

You can read the full juicy review HERE. I really should consider writing more cheerful stuff!

I paraphrase here of course, but I also appreciate both the positives and negatives within...


“If you’re looking for an intricate, multi-layered mystery, I suggest you pick up a copy of Louise Phillips’ The Doll’s House….an extraordinary book, the prose is elegant, and filled with insight....”

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


THE DOLL'S HOUSE is currently under a BOOKBUB PROMOTION, and is currently ranked at #323 in ALL KINDLE BOOKS....

You can visit Bookbub HERE

(PLEASE NOTE, this promotion is not currently available in Ireland or the UK)


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Let the Monsters Loose!!!

Starting next Thursday, 17th May, 8 Weeks at the Irish Writers Centre, 6.30 - 8.30, I'll be talking about getting the reader to care and letting the monsters loose, among other things :-)....see info below - ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT!!.Learn the secrets of successful crime-fiction writing with bestselling and award-winning crime author Louise Phillips. During the course, participants will receive in-depth analysis of all aspects of great crime fiction, including the creation of memorable characters, planning, pace, dialogue, and narration. Editorial critique throughout will help sharpen your creative voice, alongside information on today’s publishing industry, and how best to get that elusive agent/publishing deal. Many of Louise’s students have achieved publication success, including authors who have gone on to become International Bestsellers.Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Duration: 8 Weeks Cost: €220/€200 Members
Louise Phillips is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers all of which were nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Her second novel, The Doll’s House, won the award in 2013. A recipient of both arts bursaries and residencies for literature and longlisted for the UK CWA Dagger in the Library Award, she has also been a judge on the Irish Panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016 and 2017, her first two novels were published to critical acclaim in the US, and she is currently working on her latest novel, Skating Pond.
Here's What Other Writers Thought:Louise Phillips knows what makes a good story - and has proved it by writing several bestselling crime novels. In this workshop, she imparts the literary knowledge and practical skills learned along the way. –Eoghan EganI would have liked the course to be longer, but that’s only because I enjoyed it so much. The two hours each class felt like ten minutes it was that good. –Samantha McGarryFor Booking Information Visit HERE

Monday, April 23, 2018

Twisty & Complicated!!

So this came from the Editor regarding SKATING POND!! Super excited....roll on copy edits!!

"This is the sound of my cap being doffed as the script is fantastic. You’ve done an incredible job. You’ve tackled this with a ferocity that can only be admired – and you’ve nailed it. It is so compelling now, so twisty and complicated, with the reader being sent off in different directions, and then brought back at the end to the truth. A really excellent story that you’ve woven together with skill and controlled pace. I know it hasn’t been easy, but it’s been absolutely worth it for such a tight, memorable story. Time for you to have a very well-earned glass of wine! Toast yourself – because it really is some achievement. Others would have cracked under the challenge, but you didn’t falter. I look forward to starting copy edits soon."

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