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International Women’s Day – Crime Fiction Style!!

Article by Louise Phillips © 8 March 2018.
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It seems like a very good day to talk about Irish women writers in the crime fiction genre, and you are certainly in for lots of treats this year if the start of the year is anything to go by.

So, for a list of books you may want to dabble into, here you go, and you’re certainly spoiled for choice!! And it’s only March!!


Patricia Gibney – The Missing Ones

Dervla McTiernan – The Ruin 

Susan Stairs – One Good Reason

Joe Spain – The Confession

Sam Blake – In Deep Water

Catherine Ryan Howard – The Liar’s Girl

Sharon Thompson – The Abandoned

Adele O Neill – Behind a Closed Door


And no doubt I’ve left some out, but if I have, let me know and I’ll add them in!!



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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 and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US. She has recently been awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and her latest novel, THE HIDING GAME, will be published on September 5th 2019. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.