If you really love somebody you want them to grow, but you don't get to define how that happens. They do. Joanne Epply-Schmidt. Hawke is a long-time supporter of the Doe Fund which helps homeless people obtain housing and employment. In an October interview, Hawke said that he prefers great art over politics, explaining that his preference shows "how little" he cares about the latter; "I think about the first people of our generation to do great art.
I see Michael Chabon write a great book; when I see Philip Seymour Hoffman do Death of a Salesman last year—I see people of my generation being fully realized in their work, and I find that really kind of exciting. But politics? I don't know. Paul Ryan is certainly not my man.
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Retrieved March 14, Retrieved March 22, Texas Monthly. Other novels are reported to depict village life as "passionate and murderous". Several books were banned by the Irish Censorhip Board. His literary papers were acquired in by the British Library. John Connolly International bestselling author, formerly an Irish Times journalist. Does not use Irish settings. Excellent web site, generously informative. Dorothea Conyers Mostly a prolific author of hunting and romance books, she is also listed in the Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel as a notable detective novelist.
Reference sources give conflicting information on her life , or possiby Hardback editions were well received; a new paperback appeared in John Creed Eoin McNamee uses the name John Creed for writing thrillers, although some novels published under his own name also deal with criminal and violent themes. Conor Cregan Described as a Dubliner and a journalist, Cregan is author of five thrillers published by Hodder and by Coronet. Freeman Wills Crofts Dublin-born Crofts , educated in Northern Ireland, was one of the best-known English detective novelists of his day.
Most of his works are set in England. He set his thriller The Bold Thing in rural Ireland, where he was then living. Philip Davison Born in Dublin in , Davison is the author of four espioniage novels featuring Harry Fielding , attached to Brtain's MI5, as well as other novels, plays and film scripts. As Nicholas Blake, he wrote a series of crime novels featuring Nigel Strangeways, whom Julian Symons called "a real innovation, a truly literary detective".
The Private Wound is set in the West of Ireland. Beautifully written, it has been called the most autobiographical of Day Lewis's mysteries. Ann C.
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Crime novel After Gibraltar published Not widely available, but copies have been seen in Murder Ink. Forrest Pseudonym of Caroline Hussey, academic microbiologist, former Registrar of University College Dublin, and author of two murder mysteries: Publish or perish? Tana French A professional actress, her debut psychological thriller, In the Woods , appeared in March Among other rave reviews, Books Ireland called it "gloriously written [ Her second book, The Likeness , was published to wide acclaim and very large sales in His thriller The Dark Fields , set in New York and featuring the strange side-effects of a mind-altering drug, appeared in Publishers Weekly called it "slick, suspenseful His second novel, Winterland November , is set in Dublin.
Ken Bruen calls it "a noir masterpiece, the bar against which all future works will be judged". Andrew M. Greeley's bestselling tales of Nuala Anne McGrail, a fey, Irish-speaking woman from Galway blessed with the gift of second sight and a knack for unraveling mysteries Greeley b. Hugo Hamilton Has been publishing finely calibrated novels, short stories and memoirs since ; Headbanger and Sad Bastard are crime novels featuring Garda Pat Coyne.
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Down in , Herron moved to Canada after serving in the Second World War, and worked as a religious minister and a journalist and editor. His novels include four mysteries, two of which were nominated for the Edgar Award of the Mystery Writers of America. Anna Heussaff Of mixed Irish-Breton origins, media producer and director Anna Heussaff is a new Irish-language writer of crime and children's fiction. Jack Higgins Belfast-born Higgins is an enormously productive and successful suspense writer, under at least five "pseudonyms" including his real name, Harry Patterson.
Following a fragmented upbringing chronicled in his recent autobiography, Wicked Little Joe , he wrote several literate thrillers starring British spy Peter Marlow -- the most famous being The Sixth Directorate -- as well as working for the BBC and teaching at an American university. Hones feature prominently in Irish cultural life: Evie the stained-glass artist.
Nathaniel the painter s. Leland the cricketer , Leland the poet and autobiographer. Roger Hudson Living in Drogheda, Co. Louth, Roger Hudson works in film, photomontage and now crime fiction: Death Comes by Amphora , the first in a series of historical mystery novels set in ancient Athens, was published in Declan Hughes Innovative playwright and theatre director; his extravagantly complex first crime novel, The Wrong Kind of Blood , introduced private investigator Ed Loy.
This was followed in by The Colour of Blood , praised by Publishers Weekly for its "sharp writing and strong local color". The Price of Blood , featuring horse racing, has also had very strong American reviews. Its British title is The Dying Breed. Arlene Hunt Author of six thrillers, of which five published so far, starting with Vicious Circle Her writing has been called "grim, gritty, terrifying. And real. Joe Joyce First-rate investigative journalist and author of at least two crime novels, Off the Record , and Trigger Man -- described in the Library Journal as "an exceptionally strong and moving addition to the action genre".
John Kelly A classicist turned legal scholar, John Maurice Kelly was Professor of Law at University College Dublin, author of the standard study of the Irish constitution, and for twenty years a independent-minded politician in the Fine Gael Party. A hugely talented writer and orator, his literary novel Matters of Honour appeared under a pseudonym John Boyle in ; he did not allow it to be republished.
His highly political and personal Irish crime novel The Polling of the Dead was discovered after his death. Gene Kerrigan A tenacious chronicler of real-life Irish crime, inequality, corruption and miscarriages of justice, Kerrigan has moved into crime fiction.
Paul Kilduff A Dubliner, Kilduff worked in financial services and published four financial thrillers with Hodder and Stoughton before branching into non-fiction appreciations of Ryanair and its urbane chief executive. Brendan Landers Contemporary Irish freelance writer and commentator, formerly a Dublin bus conductor and then a newspaper and magazine editor in Canada. Returned to Ireland in " a terrible mistake ". In Poolbeg Press published his mystery, Milo Devine, featuring a former Garda turned private investigator. The Irish Independent reviewer hailed the book as "a promising addition to the burgeoning Dublin PI trade association".
He has also written short stories, stage and radio pieces. Roisin McAuley's second novel, Meeting Point , features a CSI investigator who comes face-to-face with a cold-case murder suspect in the South of France and finds herself violently attracted to him. McCaffrey Graphic designer and author of six crime novels. In The Cat Trap , his series heroine, journalist Emma Boylan, leaves her husband and moves in with her lover Detective Inspector Jim Connolly -- who is accused of double murder.
Reviewing it for the Irish Times , Bernice Harrison called it "a storming debut thriller" with "a strong, attractive and super-smart central character who is ripe for another adventure". Kevin McCarthy New Irish crime novelist. His powerfully plotted debut, Peeler , released in June , weaves a historical mystery into the complex layers of violence that shaped the Irish War of Independence, back in The Irish Times called it "a compelling narrative".
McCarthy writes in a darkened room , and is determined to carry on: "Back to debasement! His detective, also a vet, is Frank Samson. His third book, Bleed a River Deep , appeared in March In he moved from Colorado to Melbourne, Australia. Author of nine novels including The Bloomsday Dead Pauline McLynn Multi-talented star of stage and screen including Father Ted , Pauline McLynn has so far published five books including three mystery novels featuring likeable private investigator Leo Street.
Maurice Manning Former Senator, political scientist, President of the Irish Human Rights Commission, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland, Maurice Manning's books include a mildly criminal political cliffhanger, Betrayal , featuring a plot to destroy the political career of an Irish Taoiseach.
In the Irish Times reported that Manning had written seven chapters of a new novel, concerning "a bishop who dies leaving a lot of unexplained money and contains murder and mystery and a solicitor's naughty wife". Glenn Meade A major international bestseller, Meade writes suspense thrillers dealing with dramatic historical and political events, not set in Ireland.
Cormac Millar New ish Irish crimewriter; compiler of this list. Brian Moore Although he later published political thrillers like The Statement and The Colour of Blood under his own name, Belfast-born Brian Moore disowned the pulp crime fiction that he wrote in the s under the pseudonyms Bernard Mara and Michael Bryan.
The New York Times called her "one of the deftest practitioners of the British procedural detective novel". Gerard Murphy Born in Cork in , Murphy is a scientist. His first crime novel featuring part-time private eye Michael A. Stuart Neville Has worked at everything from baking to teaching to multimedia design. His crime debut, The Twelve, takes a hard look at the aftermath of terrorism in Northern Ireland.
James Ellroy hailed it as "the best first novel I have read in years", while The Observer called it "a future classic". Some contemporary aspirations are also left for dead. Andrew Nugent Former lawyer turned Benedictine monk, Nugent's debut novel was set in the Irish law courts. This was followed by Second Burial , which opens with the bizarre murder of a Nigerian man in the Dublin Mountains.