The Morning Show TV3

I'm really looking forward to chatting on one of my favourites shows on TV3. Tune into the Morning Show next Tuesday the 3rd September, where I'll be talking about The Doll's House, and why, in crime fiction, I face my own worse fears.


The Morning Show




LADY KILLERS – An Event Not To Be Missed!




Main Auditorium – Civic Theatre Tallaght – 18th October 8 p.m.


Crime Writing by Leading Female Authors: Alex Barclay, Arlene Hunt, Louise Phillips and special guest former Boulder Coroner Joanne Richardson in conversation with Susan Condon






A killer evening not to be missed! Some of Ireland’s most popular female crime writers share insights into creating a gripping thriller. Special guest Joanne Richardson, former County Coroner of Boulder Colorado, brings an interesting element to the evening as she shares her experiences in this challenging role.


Alex Barclay’s first novel Darkhouse was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. Since then Alex has written several bestselling thrillers and won the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award at the Irish Book Awards for her third novel, Blood Runs Cold, which was the beginning of the Special Agent Ren Bryce series.


Arlene Hunt’s dark and atmospheric stories perfectly capture the grimy underworld of Dublin and beyond. She is the author of a series of fast-paced crime-thrillers, featuring John Kenny and Sarah Quigley from Quik Investigations. Her sixth novel Undertow was nominated for best crime novel of the year in 2009. Her current novel – a stand alone set in the US – entitled The Chosen, was voted as TV3′s Book of the Month for November 2011.


Louise Phillips’ bestselling debut crime novel, Red Ribbons, was shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year (2012) in the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. Her eagerly awaited second psychological crime novel, The Doll’s House will be published August 2013


Joanne Richardson was County Coroner in Boulder Colorado from 2003 to 2012 and was responsible for determining cause and manner of death, which indicates whether the death was accidental, natural, suicide or homicide. Despite having what many would perceive to be a morbid profession, Richardson is upbeat, colourful and frank about her work.


Susan Condon is currently editing her debut novel – a crime fiction thriller set in New York City. Her writing career began in 2008. She has won many short story awards and was Longlisted in the RTE Guide / Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition 2012.


Friday 18th October @ 8pm


Admission €12/€10 concession





The Past and Present Collide with Deadly Effect

A Great Review of THE DOLL'S HOUSE from Myles Mc Weeney Irish Independent 

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'The Past and Present Collide with Deadly Effect - Phillips scored a solid hit with her first psychological thriller Red Ribbons. Published last year, it was an instant bestseller and was shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of 2012. In The Doll's House Phillips has delivered a sequel that betters her decut - a gripping, suspenseful story, peopled with well drawn characters.'

Read full article in Saturday's Irish Independent.

Launch of The Doll's House - A SELL OUT!!

An amazing night was had by all at the Gutter bookshop last night! The shop was full to capacity with many taking the opportunity of enjoying some fresh Dublin air outside. The launch was a SELL OUT, but thankfully more books were delivered today, so pick up your copy soon!!!


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Tension almost palpable!

'My heart was hammering, the tension almost palpable,' is what reveiwer Susan Condon, wrote about The Doll's House, and a huge thank you to all who have reviewed the novel over the last couple of days!


Yesterday, I travelled around Dublin bookstores signing lots of lovely copies of The Doll's House, and I had a crazy, wonderful day yesterday! But here is the thing - despite all the wonderful people who bought RED RIBBONS,(and now) THE DOLL'S HOUSE, up until the book signings around Dublin yesterday, I had yet to see anyone physically buy a book!!!

While I was with the lovely Annmarie and Dave in Easons Swords, someone picked up BOTH BOOKS and asked me to sign them! I could have been knocked over by a feather. Then a man came over and told me how much he loved RED RIBBONS, picking up THE DOLL'S HOUSE, and asking me to personalize his copy which he eagerly brought to the checkout. And so the day went on, and the amount of goodwill and positive feedback was utterly amazing!!



My thanks to all the lads and lassies from the Dublin bookstores yesterday, and I thoroughly hope you enjoy THE DOLL'S HOUSE!!! And......

TONIGHT IS LAUNCH NIGHT - The Gutter Bookshop - 6.30 - Cow's Lane (off Dame Street) 

We have a great crowd building up, and weather looks good, so there will be singing, book signing, laughter, fun and general madness both inside and out, if you make it down. 

I would love to see you there, and if for whatever reason you can't make it, you can ring in your order for a personalized signed copy from the Gutter bookshop at (353 1 6799206) or email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks everyone for making this journey an extraordinary one!! xxx Louise