WINNER OF THE IRISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015
"All my criminal elements have some basis in reality, no matter
how awful they may be. Nothing is completely farfetched." Jane
Crime is a family affair for Jane Casey. Married to a criminal barrister, she has a unique insight into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer.
This gritty realism has made her books international bestsellers and critical successes; while D.C. Maeve Kerrigan has quickly become one of the most popular characters in crime fiction.
Her novel The Stranger You Know won the Mary Higgins Clark Award and she has also been shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award four times as well as the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.
one of the most charming protagonists in contemporary crime fiction
* Irish Times *
a dark, page-turning police procedural * Irish Independent *
Jane Casey's writing is compulsive, menacing and moving -- Sophie Hannah
The story of a domestic violence survivor and her young son is rendered with the authenticity of searing investigative journalism. The everyday plight of an elderly widow is brought to life with a complexity you won't soon forget. ... Kerrigan is a steadfast hero and narrator who wins the reader's confidence with her smart, wry sense of humour * Oprah.com *