Four of our foremost crime fiction writers will discuss Northern Ireland as a setting for commercial fiction, whether it’s a plus or a minus, and why writers set stories there, or avoid it altogether!
Claire Allan is a former journalist turned bestselling author who has been critically acclaimed for her gripping psychological thrillers, the first of which, Her Name Was Rose (2018), became a top seller in the UK, Canada, Australia, and was a USA Today bestseller.
Gerard Brennan is, says Stuart Neville, ‘a unique voice in contemporary Irish fiction’. His short stories have appeared in three volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime. ‘Shot’, the first of his Shannon McNulty series, was published to popular acclaim in December 2020.
Brian Mc Gilloway is the New York Times bestselling author of the DS Lucy Black thrillers, and the Inspector Devlin mysteries. His tenth novel and first standalone, The Last Crossing, was published in March 2020, and his sixth Devlin novel, Blood Ties, followed in 2021.
Stuart Neville is a multi award-winning novelist from Armagh City, whose Jack Lennon and DCI Serena Flanagan series have won him critical acclaim. His love of American crime writing has inspired his two novels set in USA, written under the pseudonym, Haylem Beck
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