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Dervla McTiernan in conversation with Catherine Ryan Howard

Dervla McTiernan discusses The Good Turn with Catherine Ryan Howard, author of 56 Days.

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Dervla McTiernan. The Good Turn (Blackstone, $16.99 unsigned).

Some lines should never be crossed.

Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy, and the mystery of a little girl’s silence—three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.

While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone.

For some, like Anna and her young daughter, Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn’t far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men.

Internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed writer, Dervla McTiernan is the author of The Ruin, The Scholar and The Good Turn. The Ruin was published in 2018 and is the first in the detective Cormac Reilly series. The Ruin was a top ten bestseller and an Amazon Best Book of July 2018. Dervla was a New Blood Panellist at Harrogate Festival. The Scholar was published in 2019 and was a top five bestseller. The Good Turn will be published in 2020. The Ruin has been optioned for TV by Hopscotch Features.



Barry Awards

Kate O’Brien Award

Australian Book Industry Awards

Irish Book Awards

Western Australian Premier Book Awards



Dervla spent twelve years working as a lawyer. Following the global financial crisis, she moved from Ireland to Australia and turned her hand to writing. Dervla is a member of the Sisters in Crime and Crime Writers Association, and lives in Perth, Australia, with her husband and two children.


Catherine Ryan Howard is an internationally bestselling crime writer from Cork, Ireland.


Her debut thriller, Distress Signals (2016) was an Irish Times and USA Today bestseller, and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger and Irish Crime Novel of the Year. The Irish Times hailed it ‘a highly confident and accomplished debut novel, impeccably sustained, with not a false note.’


The Liar’s Girl (2018) was a finalist for the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel, an accolade previously won by Stephen King, Ian Rankin and Raymond Chandler. It was named a Best Book of 2018 by the Irish Independent and Crime Time (UK), a Best Audiobook of 2018 by Library Journal (USA) and was included in a list of 50 great thrillers written by women since 1945 compiled by the Guardian.


Rewind (2019) debuted at No. 2 in the Irish bestseller chart and was shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Clerkenwell Films (Misfits, Lovesick, The End of the F***ing World) are currently developing it for the screen.


The Nothing Man (2020) debuted at no. 1 in the Irish bestsellers chart and later became a no. 1 UK Kindle bestseller. It was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger alongside novels by Michael Robotham, Ruth Ware and Chris Whitaker.


Catherine’s next novel, 56 Days, a thriller about a couple locked down together in Dublin that Catherine wrote while she was locked down in Dublin, was published on August 17 in the USA and August 19 in the UK/Ireland.

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Prior to writing full-time, Catherine worked as an administrator for a travel company in the Netherlands and a front desk agent in a hotel in Walt Disney World, Florida. She was once obsessed with the idea of becoming a BSL4 virologist and she still hopes to be a NASA astronaut when she grows up. (She’s 39.) She studied English Literature at Trinity College Dublin as a mature student – taking the first of her first-year exams the day before the launch of Distress Signals – and alongside internationally bestselling authors Carmel Harrington and Hazel Gaynor, is a founding member of The Inspiration Project. She is currently based in Dublin where she is binge-watching Netflix, drinking copious amounts of coffee and working on her next novel.






September 09
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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