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Derville Murphy

Location: Dublin
Facilitates workshops.
Speaks at events.
Speaks to writer groups.


Derville Murphy is a writer, artist, art historian, and architect. She has been writing novels full time for the last two years. She has also published several non-fiction articles in various journals such as the Irish Arts Review and Architecture Ireland. Before taking up creative writing, she worked for many years in Dublin as an art consultant. In 2015 she completed a Ph.D. in Art and Architecture. Murphy is also a prolific painter and her artworks are in a number of public and private art collections.


The Art Collector's Daughter

A stylish historical thriller that explores what happens when art becomes an obsession. The novel tells how a Jewish art collector sends his daughter and his paintings to the Courtney family in Ireland during World War II. Twenty years later, his daughter Sylvie, a successful artist is, mysteriously, found, drowned, on a Wexford beach, and her father’s art collection is missing.
When the dysfunctional Courtney family hires Claire Howard, art historian to create an inventory of Sylvie’s work, she uncovers a tangled web of deceit. Dark secrets from the past emerge and Claire does not know who to trust anymore.

“An impressive debut, expertly researched and compellingly narrated.”
Author Patricia O’Reilly – The First Rose of Tralee

The Art Collector’s Daughter by Derville Murphy.
Available on Amazon: Kindle Edition with print on demand – from the 5th August.

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