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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
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)
Brian McGilloway recommends
The Point (2011)
(Point, book 1)
Gerard Brennan
"The real deal."
The Defence (2015)
(Eddie Flynn, book 1)
Steve Cavanagh
"Like Mickey Haller and Mitch McDeere before him, readers will love lawyer Eddie Flynn, the star of this high-octane, hugely entertaining legal thriller. On the evidence of this blistering debut, we'll be hearing much more of Steve Cavanagh."
Black Water (2018)
Cormac O'Keeffe
"Shocking and compulsive, Black Water offers a grittily realistic insight into the causes and consequences of inner-city drug crime – think The Wire set in Dublin."
Her Name Was Rose (2018)
Claire Allan
"Claire Allan’s transition into crime writing is seamless. Her Name was Rose brings all the emotional heft and depth of characterisation her readers would expect, but with a taut, menacing plot line. A compulsively thrilling read from start to finish."
Down the Broken Road (2018)
(Rachel Carver Mystery, book 2)
J R Backlund
"A vibrant new voice in crime writing and one to watch."
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."
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."

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