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Steve Cavanagh


Ireland

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
 
Series
Eddie Flynn
   0.5. The Cross (2015)
   1. The Defence (2015)
   2. The Plea (2016)
   3. The Liar (2017)
   4. Thirteen (2018)
   5. Fifty-Fifty (2020)
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Novels
   Twisted (2019)
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Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book winner (2018) : The Liar


Steve Cavanagh recommends
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The Bone Keeper (2017)
(DC Louise Henderson, book 1)
Luca Veste
"Possibly the finest serial killer novel since-Red Dragon."
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The Deaths of December (2017)
Susi Holliday
"Perfect Christmas crime fiction."
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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."
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On My Life (2019)
Angela Clarke
"A compelling, vividly realised prison drama with a mystery at its heart. Hugely enjoyed it."
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Their Little Secret (2019)
(Tom Thorne, book 16)
Mark Billingham
"Mark Billingham is one of the greatest writers in this, or any other genre."
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The Whisper Man (2019)
Alex North
"The best crime novel of the decade."
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I Spy (2019)
Claire Kendal
"A psychological thriller and le Carré-esque mash-up--really well done."
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Alice Teale is Missing (2019)
H A Linskey
"A masterful missing person thriller with great characters and plenty of twists - simply superb."
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Backlash (2020)
(Bev Saunders Thriller)
Marnie Riches
"Dark, gritty and funny."
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Power Play (2020)
Tony Kent
"Reads like Baldacci at his best. Really intelligent, bang-up-to-date thriller."
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Blacktop Wasteland (2020)
S A Cosby
"Every once in a while a writer comes along with an incredible voice. Think Elmore Leonard, or Chester Himes...add S. A. Cosby to that list."
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The End of Her (2020)
Shari Lapeña
"Shari Lapena is one of the best thriller writers in the business."

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