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Words by Water 2019 Crime Night Moderator: journalist and lifelong crime fiction fan Gráinne McGuinness
October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm€12
Andrea Carter is the author of The Inishowen Mysteries, a series that follows Ben (Benedicta) O’Keeffe, a solicitor who runs the most northerly law practice in the country on the remote Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal.
Andrea grew up in Laois and graduated with a degree in law from Trinity College, Dublin. She qualified as a solicitor and moved to Inishowen, where she ran her own practice. In 2006, she moved to Dublin to practice as a barrister before turning to write crime novels and completing an MFA in Creative Writing at University College, Dublin.
Her books are published by Little, Brown in the UK, Goldmann Verlag in Germany, Oceanview in the US and will shortly be adapted for television. Filming will begin in Donegal next summer.
The Sunday Times has said: ‘Carter excels in re-creating the cloistered, gossipy confines of a small Irish village…the Inishowen peninsula community where everybody knows everybody else’s business is a fine stand-in for the mannered drawing room society of a Christie mystery.’
Kevin Doyle was born in Cork. He worked as an industrial chemist for many years. His short stories have appeared in literary journals such as The Stinging Fly, Southwords and Cúirt Journal. In 2016 he won the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. He is the author of two political crime thrillers set in Cork – To Keep A Bird Singing (2018) and A River Of Bodies (2019) – both published by Blackstaff Press. He has also written (with Spark Deeley) the illustrated children’s book, The Worms That Saved The World. He teaches creative writing part time and is currently working on the third and final book in the Cork series. See also www.kevindoyle.ie
Catherine Kirwan grew up on a farm in the parish of Fews, County Waterford. She studied law at UCC and lives in Cork where she works as a solicitor. Darkest Truth is published by Century Arrow, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK.
It would be criminal to miss this!
Date: Fri 4th Oct 2019
Time: 9 pm – 10.30 pm
Venue: The Lord Kingsale