Phillip Thompson

Crime Fiction writer

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Sphere acquires debut The Ruin by Irish author McTiernan: Sphere has acquired The Ruin by debut author Dervla McTiernan in a two-book deal with Curtis Brown. The Ruin, scheduled for publication in March 2018, is part of a new crime series. It introduces DI Cormac Reilly, who has left a high-flying Dublin career to return to Galway where he is confronted with resentful colleagues and a haunting case from 20 years prior.

The Z Murders: A Golden Age detective thriller with some sterling allusions to cricketThe Z Murders, published just before England embarked upon the infamous Bodyline odyssey, is perhaps not in the same league as a detective novel. The plot is not as tight. It treads on the boundaries of melodrama from time to time.

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