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.
Adrian McKinty wins Barry Award!!
At Bouchercon, the winners of the 2017 Barry Awards have been announced. Congratulations to everyone involved, but special congrats to our very own Adrian Mc Kinty, who won Best Paperback Original for Rain Dogs! Best Novel: A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Minotaur) Best First Novel: The Drifter, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam) Best Paperback Original: Rain Dogs, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street) Best Thriller: Guilty Minds, by Joseph Finder (Dutton)
As we are all getting ready for Halloween, Something Wicked is brewing…A bunch of my all time favorite Irish crime fiction writers are digging into the Mystery of Historical Crime Fiction!! One not to be missed!!
Angela Clarke, challenges C.L. Taylor in the Mouth Guard Challenge!!
Social Media Murder Series writer Angela Clarke, challenges Sunday Times Bestselling C.L. Taylor to do the Mouth Guard Challenge, in the latest edition of Angela’s hilarious author interviews with a twist….
Tana French’s Murder Squad set for T.V. Series!!
Tana French Murder Squad set for T.V. series!! Tana French – Fans will see her characters on-screen next year… A new murder-mystery series, based on the books of bestselling crime author Tana French, is coming to BBC One and will begin filming in Dublin and Belfast in 2018. The Dublin Murders will see French’s first two books, In the Woods and The Likeness, brought to screens in adaptations by Sarah Phelps, who has recently reimagined Agatha Christie’s And Then...Read the full article >>
Time to curl up with a good crime novel….
Now that the days have a hint of Autumn/Winter about them, it’s time to curl up with a good book, and what better place to start, than this host of recent Irish Crime Fiction releases and upcoming delights…. CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? by Karen Perry (August) RAVENHILL by John Steele (August) THE RELUCTANT CONTACT by Stephen Burke (September) SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Jo Spain (September) THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN by Cat Hogan (September)...Read the full article >>
BRAY LITERARY FESTIVAL & Lady Killers!!!
Bray Literary Festival, the brainchild of author Tanya Farrelly and David Butler will take place between the 22nd – 24th September. It promises to be a festival with a difference, with both established and emerging artists – ‘One for the many, not for the few…’ In an interview with the Irish Times, Tanya said, ‘we are both natural organisers who are passionate about literature and offering support to fellow writers. I noticed the same names...Read the full article >>
Want to know where to hide a fictional body???
Calling all emerging Crime Fiction Writers…. A unique opportunity to take part in a 10 Week Crime Fiction Course at a MASSIVE 50% DISCOUNT (Limited period only)….So grab the last few places….or phone the Irish Writers Centre at (01) 8721302 if you don’t want to miss out. DISCOUNT ENDS AT 5 P.M. THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER!!! Course starts with myself next Wednesday the 19th September 6.30 – 8.30 at the Irish Writers Centre Dublin. Irish Writers...Read the full article >>
Sunday Times Bestselling Author, Angela Clarke, meets Ian Rankin with a twist!!
Sunday Times bestselling author of the Social Media Murder Series, Angela Clarke, carries out an author interview with a twist in this video. Challenging Rebus author Ian Rankin in a fun, fast, and hilarious timed interview, filmed in the back of Clare Mackintosh’s Mystery Van:
NOIRELAND International Crime Festival Belfast!!
NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival will take place in Belfast from October 27th to 29th, featuring “the best in local talent, guest appearances by international crime-writing stars, and in-depth conversations with some of the greatest screenwriters to put crime dramas on the screen. NOIRELAND is the brainchild of David Torrans who established the No Alibis Book Store twenty years ago and has been at the forefront promoting Irish crime fiction and bringing the greatest international...Read the full article >>
Dan Browne to Make Exclusive Appearance at Harrogate!
Dan Brown to Make Exclusive UK Appearance in Harrogate Tickets are now on sale for Harrogate International Festivals’ exclusive UK launch of Dan Brown’s, new thriller, Origin in partnership with WHSmith. The American thriller writer who shot to global fame with the international hit, The Da Vinci Code featuring the Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, will appear in Harrogate to launch his new book and discuss his life’s work. Hosted at the Royal Hall on October 9, it will be...Read the full article >>