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A blog by Louise Phillips

LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL’S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER, were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat in Kerry and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. Her current novel, THE GAME CHANGER, is available nationwide. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first novel, RED RIBBONS was published in the US. She was also awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland. In August, THE DOLL'S HOUSE, is due for publication in the US with Polis Books. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.

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Getting Inside the Killer’s Head

Posted by Louise Phillips on 5 March 2012.

Bad Moon Rising by Lorriane Mace writing as Frances de Plino is out this week. In my first guest post she reveals just how she gets inside the head of a killer. When I’d completed the first draft of Bad Moon Rising I knew it needed quite a bit more work before submitting it anywhere, so I went through my usual routine of rewrite, leave for a few weeks, rewrite again, leave for another few weeks, and so...

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Why are we Interested in Crime?

Posted by Louise Phillips on 23 February 2012.

My name is Louise Phillips, and six years ago, when I began writing, I had no idea that one day I would be writing crime fiction. Perhaps it’s a little bit like how some people believe, the writer doesn’t find the story, but rather the story finds them. I can’t speak for other writers, but for me very soon into my writing journey, I realised I had an insatiable desire to delve into the darker...

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