Dervla McTiernan Meet the Author

28 Feb 2020


Friday 28 February, 6-7pm

T2 Lecture Theatre. Kambri cultural Centre ANU

Internationally bestsellinand critically acclaimed crime fiction writer, Dervla McTiernan ,will be in conversation with Jeff Popple on Dervla’s new novel The Good Turn, the third in the Cormac Reilly series, following The Rúin  and The Scholar. “With her third novel Dervla McTiernan confirms she’s a born storyteller”. Val McDermid

The Rúin (2018) was a top ten bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of July 2018 and is currently being developed as a film by Irish actor Colin Farrell. The Scholar (2019) was a top five bestseller and was included in the Irish Times 2019 Best Crime Fiction list.

The Good Turn begins withpolice 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 Irish seaside town. Detective Cormac Reilly and Garda Peter Fisher, facing the possible ruin of their careers, must fight to clear their names within a web of corruption and deception.

‘Cormac Reilly is a cop to follow to hell and back. Fans of Ian Rankin and Tana French will feel right at home’ – Australian Bookseller + Publisher

Dervla McTiernan, born in County Cork, Ireland,  studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Law Society of Ireland, and practised as a lawyer for twelve years. She now lives with her husband and two children in Western Australia.

Jeff Popple has been reviewing crime fiction since 1982. Jeff reviewed for the Canberra Times for nearly 35 years and more recently for the Canberra Weekly and publications such as Deadly Pleasures.

The vote of thanks will be given by His Excellency Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí, Ambassador of Ireland to Australia.

Book signings at before and after the event by Harry Hartog Bookshop.

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