Indies Introduce


  • The Ruin, Dervla McTiernan
    Penguin Books, 9780143133124, July 3, 2018 (Fiction)

    “This solid debut from Irish author McTiernan provides a compelling story that spans two decades and multiple mysteries and examines the ways that public servants can provide resources for those in need or fail them utterly—or worse. But the core element that wins my praise is McTiernan’s constant reminder that characters’ deaths leave holes in the other characters’ lives—they are not just plot devices to drive a whodunnit, but individuals who are mourned.”

    Maryelizabeth Yturralde, Mysterious Galaxy (San Diego, CA)

    “A detective’s first case, when he was hardly older than the teenage victim, comes back to haunt him mid-career, exposing corruption and wrongdoing in a small Irish town. This complex, character-driven noir, which introduces detective Cormac Reilly, will be welcomed by fans of Tana French and Jane Harper.”


    Michael Herrmann, Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH)

    “Tana French comparisons are plentiful (and usually wrong), but The Ruin measures up. With great plotting, characters, and writing, McTiernan has created a vital new series.”


    Tyler Goodson, Avid Bookshop (Athens, GA)

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