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Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan is the author of The Midnight Choir and the CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning novel, The Rage. He lives in Dublin.

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Gene Kerrigan’s, THE RAGE, has been shortlisted for this year's The Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger award. This prestigious award is bestowed annually upon the best crime novel of the...

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  • This import from crime novelist Gene Kerrigan is an offbeat thriller set in the Dublin underworld. Danny Callaghan has just been released from prison and is rebuilding his life when a gangster threatens to draw him into the high-risk, deadly world of rival organized criminals.
    — Jan 26 2014
  • Following The Rage (one of Booklist’s top 10 crime novels of 2013), Kerrigan delivers another spare, cut-to-the-bone noir in which a well-meaning ex-con finds himself trapped in the vice of circumstance. Danny Callaghan is having a beer in a Dublin pub when two armed men barge...
    — Nov 13 2013
  • In his fourth dark crime novel to be published by Europa Editions, Irish author Gene Kerrigan continues his string of successful mysteries depicting the hopelessness among those in contemporary Dublin whose chances to escape their dreary lives vanished when the Irish economic...
    — Nov 11 2013
  • It’s not James Joyce’s Dublin anymore. That’s what I was thinking the first time I read a Gene Kerrigan crime novel set in contemporary Ireland. And my assessment has been doubly confirmed after reading Kerrigan’s latest, “Dark Times in the City.’’ As the novel...
    — Nov 5 2013
  • One moment, Dublin ex-con Danny Callaghan is minding his own business; the next, he's back in the cross hairs of both cops and criminals. Recently released from prison after a nine-year stretch for manslaughter, Danny, 32, is grimly determined to stay out of trouble. But...
    — Nov 1 2013
  • After hearing a couple of friends rave about the crime novels of Irish author Gene Kerrigan, I knew I’d have to read one sooner or later, and this brings me to Dark Times in the City, a gritty crime novel that explores the difficulties of remaining neutral in a corrupt damaged...
    — Oct 12 2013
  • U.S. readers will welcome this outstanding crime novel, a 2009 Gold Dagger Award finalist, from Irish author Kerrigan (The Rage). Danny Callaghan, out of prison for seven months after serving eight years of a 12-year sentence for manslaughter, has kept clean since his release,...
    — Sep 23 2013
  • Danny Callaghan has only been out of prison for a few months, when one evening in a bar two men enter with guns. At first Danny thinks they are after him, then an ex con he knew in stir begs him for help, and he interrupts the gunmen, allowing their target to escape. He doesn’t...
    — Sep 8 2013


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