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Dervla McTiernan



Dervla McTiernan was born in County Cork, Ireland to a family of seven. She studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Law Society of Ireland, and practiced as a lawyer for twelve years. Following the global financial crisis she moved with her family to Western Australia, where she now works for the Mental Health Commission. She lives in Perth with her husband and two children.

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
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Novels
   The Murder Rule (2022)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best Paperback original winner (2019) : The Ruin


Dervla McTiernan recommends
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Scrublands (2018)
(Martin Scarsden, book 1)
Chris Hammer
"Compelling...highly recommended."
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She Lies in the Vines (2019)
Benjamin Stevenson
"A killer premise, genuinely surprising twists and turns and an original, deeply memorable protagonist."
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Peace (2019)
(Paul Hirschhausen, book 2)
Garry Disher
"An utterly compelling mystery with rare heart and humanity."
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You Don't Know Me (2019)
Sara Foster
"Dark, compelling and truly memorable. Foster is one of my favourite writers."
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The Killing Kind (2021)
Jane Casey
"Jane Casey is one of my favourite writers and The Killing Kind is her best yet: so fast, so clever, so compelling."
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I Shot the Devil (2021)
Ruth McIver
"One of the freshest debuts to come along in a long time. A tense, irresistible thriller shot through with moments of unnerving darkness. A clever, compelling read."

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