National Crime Reading Month


Republic of Ireland

Event Type:In conversation and readings
Event Organiser:Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Dublin
Booking Link:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cwa-launch-event-for-national-crime-reading-month-tickets-337341797397
Other Links: https://twitter.com/Hodges_Figgis
Ticket Price:Free

Hodges Figgis Bookstore
56-58 Dawson St,
Dublin 2,
D02 XE81

Venue accessibility:

This is a first floor event but Hodges Figgis have a lift from the ground floor.

CWA Launch Event of National Crime Reading Month, Hodges Figgis, Dublin

Dublin Ireland’s CWA National Crime Reading Month Ambassador, Louise Phillips in conversation with 2 million bestselling author of the Lottie Parker series, Patricia Gibney, with readings from Fiona Sherlock, EV Kelly and Paul McNeive.

Patricia Gibney is a best-selling crime author from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. Her debut novel, The Missing Ones, was published by London based digital publisher, Bookouture, in March 2017. To date ten books in the Detective Lottie Parker series have been published as ebook, paperback, and in audio, with over two million sales. Trade paperback editions are published by Sphere UK and Hachette Ireland. The most recent paperback, Buried Angels, published in Ireland earlier this year. The Guilty Girl (book 11) will publish on June 15th 2022.

Louise Phillips bestselling crime author, and CWA NCRM Ambassador, won the Best Irish Crime Fiction Novel of the Year in the Irish Book Awards for The Doll’s House, her second novel. Each of her other bestselling novels, Red Ribbons, Last Kiss, The Game Changer and The Hiding Game were shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year in the prestigious Irish Book Awards. Along with other literary wards, in 2016, she was longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award in the U.K., and her first two novels were published in the U.S. Her fifth novel The Hiding Game is currently under option and in development with a major U.S. film company. They All Lied her sixth novel was an instant bestseller on publication in March 2022.

Fiona Sherlock is a crime writer and columnist from Co. Meath. She is completing an MSt in Creative Writing at Cambridge University, specialising in screenwriting. The first of a three-book series led by old-fashioned detective January Quail, Death Visits January will be published by Poolbeg Crimson this June. Fiona created a range of murder mystery games, which exploded during the pandemic, with 100,000 people hosting mystery events at home, in schools and workplaces, She also creates custom event experiences for private clients. Fiona was the 2021 Meath Writer in Residence and has also published two poetry collections, along with teachings creative writing and hosting storytelling workshops for children. When not writing, Fiona is usually found in her garden with her two unruly children or dressing up in vintage frocks.

Paul McNeive is a motivational speaker and writes a weekly column for the Irish Independent. Paul’s first book, a non-fiction called Small Steps was a huge bestseller in Ireland. His first thriller, The Manhattan Project, was also a bestseller, and was published internationally. Paul’s latest thriller Poison Sky was the highest reader rated crime thriller on Amazon throughout its first six months since publication. His next thriller, called Heroes Have No Middle Name will be published later this year.

EV. Kelly holds a PhD in sociology from UCD. Her short stories have been broadcast on RTÉ and published in Crannóg, while her winning stories have appeared in The Irish Times, an anthology and online. She has been shortlisted for various awards including the Francis MacManus Short Story Award, the Hennessy Literary Awards and the SBP/Penguin Ireland Award. She was nominated for The Pushcart Prize 2021. Her Last Words is published by Quercus and is her first novel.


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