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Steve Cavanagh


Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for Dublin at the age of eighteen to study Law. He currently practices civil rights law and has been involved in several high profile cases; in 2010 he represented a factory worker who suffered racial abuse in the workplace and won the largest award of damages for race discrimination in Northern Ireland legal history. He holds a certificate in Advanced Advocacy and lectures on various legal subjects (but really he just likes to tell jokes). He is married with two young children. Selected for the Amazon Rising Stars programme 2015. ACES award winner 2015 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Dagger Awards Best Book winner (2018) : The Liar

Steve Cavanagh recommends
The Bone Keeper (2017)
(DC Louise Henderson, book 1)
Luca Veste
"Possibly the finest serial killer novel since-Red Dragon."
The Deaths of December (2017)
Susi Holliday
"Perfect Christmas crime fiction."
The Old Religion (2018)
(Tom Killgannon, book 1)
Martyn Waites
"Martyn Waites is already crime fiction royalty . . . Tom Killgannon is one of the best new characters in modern fiction. I bloody loved this book."
On My Life (2019)
Angela Clarke
"A compelling, vividly realised prison drama with a mystery at its heart. Hugely enjoyed it."
The Whisper Man (2019)
Alex North
"The best crime novel of the decade."

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