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Brian McGilloway

About Brian McGilloway

Brian McGilloway is author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin Mysteries and Lucy Black series and the standalone novel The Last Crossing. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. After studying English at Queen’s University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb’s College in Derry, where he became Head of English.

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.’  He has gone on to write five further Inspector Devlin Mysteries, and four novels in the Lucy Black series.  The first of these, LITTLE GIRL LOST, was a New York Times Bestseller and UK No. 1 Bestseller.  His novels have been shortlisted for a number of other awards, including the Irish Book Awards and the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

Brian was awarded the BBC Tony Doyle Award for his debut screenplay LITTLE EMPERORS.

Brian lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children.



Books:

THE EMPTY ROOM (Constable, forthcoming 2022)

THE LAST CROSSING (Dome Press, 2020)

THE LUCY BLACK SERIES:

BAD BLOOD (Little Brown, 2017)

PRESERVE THE DEAD Corsair (2015)

HURT Constable and Robinson (2013)

LITTLE GIRL LOST Pan Macmillan (2011)

THE INSPECTOR DEVLIN MYSTERIES: 

BLOOD TIES (Constable, 2021)

THE NAMELESS DEAD (Constable, 2012)

THE RISING (Pan Macmillan, 2010)
BLEED A RIVER DEEP (Pan Macmillan 2009)
GALLOW’S LANE (Pan Macmillan 2008)
BORDERLANDS (Pan Macmillan 2007)

Publishing Agent: David Headley, DHH

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • LITTLE EMPERORS 
    • Two Cities
    • Winner of the BBC Tony Doyle Award / 1 x 60' pilot for an original series
    • THE GOOD MAN
    • Two Cities
    • Treatment for an original TV drama
    • ISLE OF THE DEAD
    • BBC Northern Ireland
    • 1 x 60’ pilot for an original series

Audio

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BBC Radio 4
    • Part of The Big Chill