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Brian McGilloway

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Brian McGilloway is an author hailing from Derry, Northern Ireland. He studied English at Queens University Belfast, where he was very active in student theatre, winning a prestigious national Irish Student Drama Association award for theatrical lighting design in 1996. He is currently Head of English at St. Columb's College, Derry. McGilloway's debut novel was a crime thriller called Borderlands. Borderlands was shortlisted for a Crime Writers' Association Dagger award for a debut novel.

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
October 2024

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The Informant
February 2025

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Inspector Benedict Devlin
   1. Borderlands (2007)
   2. Gallows Lane (2008)
   3. Bleed a River Deep (2009)
   4. The Rising (2010)
   5. The Nameless Dead (2012)
   6. Blood Ties (2021)
D. S. Lucy Black
   1. Little Girl Lost (2011)
   2. Hurt (2013)

     aka Someone You Know

   3. Preserve The Dead (2015)

     aka The Forgotten Ones

   4. Bad Blood (2017)
   The Last Crossing (2020)
   The Empty Room (2022)
   The Informant (2024)
   Sanctuary (2025)
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Brian McGilloway recommends
Truly, Darkly, Deeply (2022)
Victoria Selman
"Gripping from the opening page, it ratchets up the tension while constantly forcing the reader to question what they think they know. A compulsive and hugely satisfying read."
The Nurse (2022)
Claire Allan
"A pacy, propulsive thriller - undoubtedly Allan's best yet. Don't miss it."
The Art of Death (2021)
David Fennell
"Chilling, unsettling and wonderfully atmospheric, it grips from first page to last. I hope we'll be hearing much more from Fennell and his brilliant detective, Grace Archer."

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Books containing stories by Brian McGilloway
Trouble is Our Business (2016)
An Anthology of Irish Crime Writers
edited by
Declan Burke
Belfast Noir (2014)
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski

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Award nominations
2022 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : Blood Ties
2021 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : The Last Crossing
2010 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : Gallows Lane

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