Brian McGilloway
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Brian McGilloway

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.

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.' The second novel in the series, Gallows Lane, was shortlisted for both the 2009 Irish Book Awards/Ireland AM Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. Bleed A River Deep, the third Devlin novel, was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 2010.

Brian's fifth novel, Little Girl Lost, which introduced a new series featuring DS Lucy Black, won the University of Ulster's McCrea Literary Award in 2011 and was a New York Times Bestseller in the US and a No.1 Bestseller in the UK. The follow-up novel, Hurt, was published in late 2013 by Constable and Robinson and will be published in the USA in May 2014. The third Lucy Black novel will follow later in 2014.

In 2014, Brian won BBC NI's Tony Doyle Award for his screenplay, Little Emperors, an award which sees him become Writer In Residence with BBC NI.

Brian lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife, daughter and three sons.

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Best Sellers

    • Hurt

    • DS Lucy Black, Book 2
    • By: Brian McGilloway
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Lucy Black must protect the young and vulnerable, but she may not be able to protect herself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed from first to last

    • By Terry on 02-04-17

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Bad Blood

    • DS Lucy Black, Book 4
    • By: Brian McGilloway
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    A young man is found in a riverside park, his head bashed in with a rock. The only clue to his identity is an admission stamp for the local gay club. DS Lucy Black is called in to investigate....

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Preserve the Dead

    • DS Lucy Black, Book 3
    • By: Brian McGilloway
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is visiting her father, a patient in a secure unit in Gransha Hospital on the banks of the River Foyle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • McGilloway does it again

    • By Paul W. Fowler on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Little Girl Lost

    • DS Lucy Black, Book 1
    • By: Brian McGilloway
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother

    • By Jennifer on 10-06-14

    Regular price: $45.83

    • The Nameless Dead

    • By: Brian McGilloway
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Declan Cleary’s body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed....

    Regular price: $42.35

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