Belfast-born author Henrietta McKervey will be reading at the Delicate Infractions Conference this week end. Her third novel, Violet Hill, was published by Hachette Ireland in 2018.
Here is a taster:
December 1918: Post-War London is grieving, the city a wound whose dressing was taken off too soon. Violet Hill, the only female private detective in the city, is hired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s business manager to uncover spiritual trickery he believes is deceiving his employer.
January 2018: Susanna is a super-recogniser, one of an elite Met Police team of officers with extraordinary powers for facial recognition. When a freak injury causes her unusual ability to suddenly disappear, a dangerous criminal whom she no longer recognises decides to close in.
More information on the conference can be found here
The programme is available here :
Northern Irish crime writers Anthony Quinn and Brian McGilloway will converse with crime fiction scholar and writer Andrew Pepper about the theme: “Border? What Border?: Irish crime fiction and Brexit”. The centrality of Northern Ireland in the ongoing negotiations will be an opportunity to test the ability of crime fiction to become a vehicle for representing and understanding the dramatic challenges currently faced by the European Union.
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 pm,
Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast,
Lecture Theater 02/011
All Welcome !
Murder One Crime-Writing Festival,
Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin
November 2nd – 4th.
Lynda La Plante and Michael Connelly, Declan Burke and Declan Hughes, Niamh O’Connor, Liz Nugent and Jane Casey, Anthony Quinn, Val McDermid, Peter James, Marc Billingham and many more Irish and international crime fiction authors are all scheduled to feature at this three-day festival. For more information and to see the programme, please visit the Festival Website http://www.murderone.ie/
Fri 25th November 6.30pm, No Alibis, 83, Botanic Avenue, Belfast
An evening of chat about Crime Fiction on the Emerald Isle with Declan Burke, John Connolly and Others
Thrilling, disturbing, shocking and moving, Trouble Is Our Business: New Stories by Irish Crime Writers is a compulsive anthology of original stories by Ireland’s best-known crime writers. Continue reading