A belated Happy New Year.
Looking ahead to 2010, it’s going to be another busy year for Inspector Devlin. The first book in the series, Borderlands, was recently published in Poland by Amber and will, before the end of the year, appear in Finland, published by Blue Moon. The second Devlin, Gallows Lane will be published by Dumont in Germany in April while the third, Bleed a River Deep, will appear in the US, probably in September, published by St Martin’s Press.
Meanwhile, the new Inspector Devlin mystery, The Rising, will be published in the UK and Ireland at the start of April. The Rising follows Devlin’s most personal case yet as he searches for the missing son of his former partner, Caroline Williams, as well as dealing with the emergence of an anti-drugs vigilante group who call themselves The Rising. More details can be found here.
In addition to all this, there’ll be a few new Devlin short stories out this year, an essay on Irish Crime Fiction as part of a book written by a collection of Irish crime writers and one or two other projects are on the go as well. More details will follow later in the year hopefully.
At the moment, I’m working my way through my next novel, so far untitled, which will feature a new central character, DS Lucy Black, a member of the PSNI’s Public Protection Unit. All being well, Lucy will make her first appearance in print in the Spring of 2011…
Best wishes for the year ahead and thanks for your continued support for the books.