Louise Phillips is an author of four psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS was nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2012, and her second novel, THE DOLL'S HOUSE, won the award in 2013. LAST KISS, her third novel was also shortlisted. Her work has formed part of many anthologies and literary journals. She was also a winner of the Jonathan Swift Award, the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, and shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. THE GAME CHANGER is her fourth novel.

 

                                Praise for Louise Phillips

'Phillips is an equal to James Patterson, Sara Paretsky and Patricia Cornwell'
San Francisco Book Review

'Phillips is superb at suspense'
Sunday Independent

‘A gripping, suspenseful story peopled with well-drawn characters’
Irish Independent

'Chilling yet enthralling, Phillips had me turning around to see if I was home alone'
Woman’s Way

'Deliciously dark - the writing is truly spectacular'
Writing.ie

‘Phillips goes from strength to strength…the pace is excellent, the characters well drawn and believable - Highly recommended’
Belfast Telegraph

‘Unusual and unsettling’
Irish Times

‘Among the best crime writing in the world’
BBC Radio Ulster

‘Writing as fast paced and thrilling as a rollercoaster’
Jane Casey

‘Chilling and original - it has an ending that you just can't see coming’
Eurocrime

‘The writing is deep, it is scary, and it chilled me to the bone. It is brilliant!’
Kim the Bookworm

‘Fast paced and thrilling’
Novelicious

‘I was holding my breath – superb!’
Siren FM

‘A real page turner - Phillips' books are laced with tension.’
The Irish Post

‘Phillips keeps the reader riveted to the page…a great blend of psychological suspense’
Booklist (US)

‘If you love Criminal Minds, CSI & Profiler, or if you’re a fan of Sophie Hannah, Elizabeth Haynes or S J Watson, you will devour’
Celeste Loves Books

'Dark, spooky, but believable'
Irish Examiner

‘Phillips doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of Dublin City. Her characters are well-crafted, the plots interesting and well-executed and, at the risk of sounding cliché, page turners’
Emu Ink

‘Spine chilling with loads of twists and turns. A writer up there with the likes of Patricia Cornwell’
Stafford FM

‘With overtones of Sophie Hannah and Tana French, Louise Phillips is a supremely talented writer. She subconsciously creates parallels between her characters, and this really challenges the reader’

Ciara Doorley

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Louise Phillips is an author of four psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS hit the bestseller list in the first week of release and was shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2012 in the Irish Book Awards. Her second novel THE DOLL’S HOUSE won the award in 2013. Her work has been published as part of many anthologies and various literary journals. She is also a winner of the Jonathan Swift Award, the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice Platform, and has been shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and the RTE Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition. In 2012, she was awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from South Dublin County Council. She is a regular facilitator, teaching crime fiction writing at the Irish Writers’ Centre and Carousel Creates. She is also a feature writer for Writing.ie and Emu Ink. In 2015, Louise was awarded a writing residency at the Cill Rialaig Artists’ Retreat. She was also a judge on the Irish Panel of the European Literary Award. THE GAME CHANGER is her fourth novel.

PUBLICATIONS»

Love Hate – Irish Mail on Sunday
Caught in Amber Edited by Hennessy Award Winner Eileen Casey
County Lines Edited by Dermot Bolger New Island
Flavours of Home SDCC
Petals on the Bough Longford County Council
Boyne Berries Literary Journal
Revival Literary Journal
YOU Magazine Irish Daily Mail
Woman’s Way
If I was A Child Again - Poolbeg

 

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS»

http://www.photographprose.com
http://www.writing.ie
http://www.etherbooks.com
http://emuzine.com
http://lonelyvoiceiwc.wordpress.com

NOMINATIONS & AWARDS»

2008 Short Listed Molly Keane Memorial Award
2008 Winner in the NWG Awards
2009 Winner of the Jonathon Swift Award
2010 Long Listed RTE Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition
2011 Winner in the Irish Writers Centre Lonely Voice Platform
2011 Long Listed RTE Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition
2011 3rd Place Winner in the Newsfour Short Story Competition
2011 Short Listed Bridport UK 2011
2012 Arts Bursary for Literature from South Dublin County Council Arts
2012 Shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year – Red Ribbons
2013 WINNER of the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year – The Doll’s House
2014 Shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year – Last Kiss

 

 

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