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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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‘Inspector Ben Devlin is that rare creature: a detective who is not violent or tortured, but who is intensely, movingly human, and it is his humanity and decency that grip the reader and give these novels a searing honesty. The Devlin books are set to become one of the great series in modern crime fiction.’ John Connolly (Best selling author of The Reapers.)

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Brian has written a new Inspector Devlin short story, called A Spoonful of Sugar, for the Summer issue of Spinetingler Magazine. You can read A Spoonful of Sugar here.

Borderlands will be published in the US on 2nd September 2008 by St Martin's Minotaur. Ken Bruen, author of the Jack Taylor series, has reviewed the book in advance of publication:

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'This dazzling, labyrinthine debut impresses not only for the authentic depiction of a troubled community and the conflicts of a fallible detective, but also for the intense portrait of the borderlands themselves; as beautiful and terrible as the secrets they keep.'

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Northern Irish writer Gerard Brennan recently launched a new site on Crime Fiction from the North of Ireland. In addition to news and interviews, Gerard runs reviews, including one on Borderlands which concludes, 'Borderlands is further proof that us Northern Irish writers have talent to burn.' The full review can be read here.

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