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The Last Crossing


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Brian McGilloway is the New York Times Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin and DS Lucy Black series. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen's University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb's College in Derry, where he was Head of English until 2013. He currently teaches in Holy Cross College, Strabane. His first novel, Borderlands, published by Macmillan New Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger 2007 and was hailed by The Times as "one of (2007's) most impressive debuts". In 2014, Brian won BBC NI's Tony Doyle Award for his screenplay Little Emperors, an award which saw him become Writer In Residence with BBC NI. Little Emperors is currently in development with Two Cities Television and BBC NI. Brian lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife, daughter and three sons.


"Moving and powerful, this is an important book, which everyone should read." Ann Cleeves; "A gentle, reflective book about a violent situation seems like an oxymoron but that's what Brian McGilloway has achieved with The Last Crossing. An eye-opening read." Sinead Crowley; "This book is the peak of what crime fiction can do. Brian McGilloway writes like an angel." Steve Cavanagh; "An extraordinary novel from one of Ireland's crime fiction masters." Adrian McKinty; "As heart-stopping and thrilling as it is exquisitely written and prescient. A work of fiction which looks unapologetically at the legacy of our troubled past." Claire Allan; |The Last Crossing unearths individual truths, unreliable memories and personal mythologies with a complex character-driven story that will leave you breathless until the final page." Gerard Brennan

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