January 24, 2013
The Book of Killowen
Erin Hart. Scribner, $26 (352p) ISBN 978-1-4516-3484-6
Hart combines powerful insights into human nature and pristine prose with history and archeology in her stellar fourth crime novel featuring Irish archeologist...
November 26, 2012
Thrilled to find THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN included in Library Journal's prepub alert, a listing called "What's Hot" for March 2013, with fellow crime writers Rhys Bowen and Paul Doherty, among others!
Feeling like an awful tease, since it'll be another 3+ months until the book is out. I am so sorry. (Okay, not really.)
Here's a link to the full article at the magazine's website.
June 01, 2012
People ask me all the time whether artifacts (or artefacts, as they spell it in Ireland) really turn up with such regularity as they do in my novels. All I can say is that I don't have to make anything up!
Take this piece, for instance, a 3,000-year-old gold torc discovered in 2009 near Corrard in County Fermanagh by metal-detecting enthusiast Ronnie Johnston. Mr. Johnston thought the piece was a vintage car spring, so he washed it and stuck it in the back of a drawer. Only after seeing pictures of another gold torc did he realize that he might have found something extremely rare and valuable.
When Mr. Johnston discovered what he had, he...
January 19, 2010
Hardcover copies of FALSE MERMAID are supposed to be arriving in just over a week, and I'm starting to get a little giddy. I'm trying to go back to all the images that helped shape the story, to begin putting together the multimedia presentation that will resemble the slide show that's constantly playing in my head: a leaf-littered riverbank, scullers on still water, the polychromed ceiling of a library reading room, an abandoned village, craggy cliffs and seabirds and curious seals. These are all the pictures in my head as I think about FALSE MERMAID, and that I hope to conjure in the reader's imagination.