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Brian McGilloway

Brian McGilloway

Brian McGilloway is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin and DS Lucy Black series. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen’s University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb’s College in Derry, where he was Head of English. 

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I'm delighted to be able to share the cover and blurb for the new Lucy Black novel, Bad Blood, which will be published on May 18th 2017.

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Preserve the Dead (UK)/The Forgotten Ones (US) has been out for a week or two now and the early reviews have started coming in:

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Here's a reading of an early story by Brian for BBC Radio 4's The Big Chill season from 5 years ago. It was initially called The Stolen Child but, being broadcast at a time when a high profile missing child case featured in the news, the name was changed to The Lost Child. Brian adapted elements of the story in one of the subplots of the fifth Devlin novel, The Nameless Dead.

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Brian was recently interviewed by Mark Patterson on BBC Radio Foyle about his new novel, Preserve the Dead and why he's decided to return to teaching.

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The third Lucy Black novel, Preserve the Dead, will be published on August 6th in the Uk and Ireland and August 11th in the US, under the title, The Forgotten Ones. The book is set during the City of Culture 2013 celebrations in Derry and concerns the recovery of an embalmed body from the River Foyle, the discovery of the remains of a homeless man in a dumpster and the subsequent investigations into the two cases.  

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