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Murder Most Foul

Jane Casey and Catherine Ryan Howard. Chaired by Sinéad Crowley


Date: Saturday March 28th
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 11am
Cost: €15 / €12
Age: Adult


Join Jane Casey, Catherine Ryan Howard, and Sinéad Crowley for a wide-ranging discussion of Crime writing. One of the most popular genres of literature amongst dlr Library users, this event explores the latest offerings from these much-loved crime writers. Sinéad Crowley, herself an award-winning crime writer and Arts correspondent with RTE will chair this event which is sure to prove popular with the Festival audience.

Catherine Ryan Howard’s debut, Distress Signals, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger and the IBA Crime Novel of the Year, and has been optioned for television. Her second novel, The Liar's Girl was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2019, previously won by Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin and Stephen King. Shortly before her third novel, Rewind, was published to critical acclaim in August 2019, Catherine signed a major six-book deal with her North American publishers.

Jane Casey is no stranger to the crime world. Her novels are international bestsellers and critical successes. She is the author of the London-set Maeve Kerrigan series as well as a stand-alone, The Missing, and a trilogy for young adult readers. They have been nominated for several awards and in 2015 Jane won both the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for The Stranger You Know and After the Fire, respectively. Her most recent book is Cruel Acts.

Journalist by day, writer by night, Sinéad Crowley is the author of three books in the DS Claire Boyle crime series, all of which were nominated in the crime category at the Irish Book Awards. She has been working with RTE News for more than twenty years, and for the past decade has been Arts and Media Correspondent with the national broadcaster, working for television, radio and online. Sinéad is an experienced panel chair and also teaches subjects including video journalism and creative writing. She is currently working on her fourth book.



L - R: Jane Casey, Catherine Ryan Howard, Sinéad Crowley