Stuart Neville - Author

About the Author

Stuart Neville’s first novel, The Twelve, was one of the most critically acclaimed crime debuts of recent years, winning the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best thriller. Collusion, Stolen Souls, Ratlines (shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger) and The Final Silence have garnered widespread praise, confirming his position as one of the most exciting crime authors writing today.

 

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Maxim Jakubowski's view on Stuart Neville...

THE TWELVE,  Neville’s first novel (titled THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST in the USA) is an outstanding debut about a haunted ex-IRA killer and British undercover agent striving to survive his guilt and a veritable posse of implacable enemies. Harrowing, realistic and full of compassion for the victims of crime and terrorism, this introduces a major new voice to crime writing. An outstanding achievement.

Featured books by Stuart Neville

The Final Silence

The Final Silence

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Rea Carlisle has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn't take her long to clear out the dead man's remaining possessions, but one room remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open she discovers inside a chair, a table - and a leather-bound book. Inside its pages are locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but when her family intervene, Rea turns to the only person she can think of: DI Jack Lennon. But Lennon is facing his own problems. Suspended from the force and hounded by DCI Serena Flanagan, the toughest cop he's ever faced, Lennon must unlock the secrets of a dead man's terrifying journal.

Ratlines

Ratlines

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013. A German businessman is the third to die: murdered in a seaside guesthouse. A note pinned on his body is addressed to Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favourite commando and once the most dangerous man in Europe, and warns Skorzeny that they are coming for him next. Lieutenant Albert Ryan is ordered by the Irish Minister of Justice to protect Skorzeny, but Ryan defied his parents and scandalised his home town to join the British Army and fight the Nazi regime. Can Ryan bring himself to protect a man who caused the deaths of thousands: a man who now lives safely in Ireland in the lap of luxury?

Stolen Souls

Stolen Souls

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Gayla's only hope is about to turn into her worst nightmare. Tricked into coming to Ireland with the offer of a good job, all Gayla wants to do now is run. As far and as fast as she can. Because her captors are close behind her, and they want her dead - no matter what. Two people are hunting her...Crime lord Arturus Strazdas has never had a woman he hasn't paid for and never had a friend who wasn't afraid of him. Now his brother is dead, and he's determined to find - and destroy - the woman responsible...And neither one will rest till she is dead.

Other books by Stuart Neville

So Say the Fallen

So Say the Fallen

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2017

The gripping new DCI Serena Flanagan thriller from the bestselling author of Those We Left Behind 'Stuart Neville is...a crime-writing star' Mark Billingham DCI Serena Flanagan is asked to sign off the suicide of a severely disabled businessman. It should be an open and shut case. But something doesn't feel right, and soon the grieving widow's relationship with a local vicar sounds an alarm. With no evidence to back her up, however, have Serena's instincts led her down the wrong path? Under pressure at home and ignoring orders from her superiors, she must discover the truth. It's an investigation that may cost Serena her job - and her family. PRAISE FOR STUART NEVILLE: 'Stuart Neville...never forgets the human heart that beats inside the bleakest darkness' Val McDermid 'In the world of modern crime fiction, Stuart Neville is a supernova...I can't wait to see where he takes me next' Dennis Lehane 'There's a chilling core to this pitch dark and powerful thriller' Sunday Mirror

So Say the Fallen

So Say the Fallen

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2016

'Flanagan is a superb creation, one of the most convincing women detectives around' The Times. When DCI Serena Flanagan is asked to sign off the suicide of a severely disabled local businessman, she finds herself envying the grieving widow's comfortable life and devoted marriage, until the widow's close relationship with the local rector starts to sound an alarm. But with a clean crime scene and no evidence to back her up, have Serena's instincts led her down the wrong path? With her husband struggling to deal with the aftermath of an attack that nearly cost him his life, and her young children anxious and unhappy, Serena's determination to unlock the mystery of what happened in that house may cost her her job - and her family.

So Say the Fallen

So Say the Fallen

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

The fallout from DCI Serena Flanagan's last major case, which saw her home invaded and her husband attacked, has left the previously close family fractured. When Serena is asked to sign off the suicide of a severely disabled local businessman, she finds herself envying the grieving widow's comfortable life and devoted marriage, until the widow's close relationship with the local reverend start to sound an alarm. But with a clean crime scene and no evidence to back her up, have Serena's instincts led her down the wrong path? With her husband struggling to deal with the aftermath of an attack that nearly cost him his life and her young children anxious and unhappy, Serena's determination to unlock the mystery of what happened in that house may cost her her job - and her family.

So Say the Fallen

So Say the Fallen

Author: Stuart Neville Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/07/2016

The fallout from DCI Serena Flanagan's last case, which saw her home invaded and her husband attacked, has left her family fractured. Serena is asked to sign off the suicide of a severely disabled businessman, whose widow's close relationship with the local reverend starts to sound an alarm. But with no evidence to back her up, have Serena's instincts led her astray? Serena's determination to unlock the mystery of what happened in that house may cost her her job - and her family.

Those We Left Behind

Those We Left Behind

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK DCI Serena Flanagan is forced to confront a disturbing case from her past: the murder conviction of a 12-year-old-boy who has just been released from prison DCI Serena Flanagan hasn't heard the boy's name in years. Not since the blood on the wall and the body in the bedroom. Not since she listened as he confessed to brutally murdering his foster father. But now Ciaran Devine is out of prison and back in her life. And so is his brother, Thomas - the brother that Flanagan always suspected of hiding something. When Ciaran's probation officer comes Flanagan with fresh fears about the Devines, the years of lies begin to unravel, setting a deadly chain of events in motion. `Deeply chilling, but full of tenderness...utterly compelling... The best book yet from a hugely talented writer' Sunday Mirror `A quietly superb, sensitive plot' The Times `A must read' Irish Times 'DCI Serena Flanagan is the hero for whom we've all been waiting' Megan Abbott

The Final Silence

The Final Silence

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Rea Carlisle has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn't take her long to clear out the dead man's remaining possessions, but one room remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open she discovers inside a chair, a table - and a leather-bound book. Inside its pages are locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but when her family intervene, Rea turns to the only person she can think of: DI Jack Lennon. But Lennon is facing his own problems. Suspended from the force and hounded by DCI Serena Flanagan, the toughest cop he's ever faced, Lennon must unlock the secrets of a dead man's terrifying journal.

Ratlines

Ratlines

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013. A German businessman is the third to die: murdered in a seaside guesthouse. A note pinned on his body is addressed to Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favourite commando and once the most dangerous man in Europe, and warns Skorzeny that they are coming for him next. Lieutenant Albert Ryan is ordered by the Irish Minister of Justice to protect Skorzeny, but Ryan defied his parents and scandalised his home town to join the British Army and fight the Nazi regime. Can Ryan bring himself to protect a man who caused the deaths of thousands: a man who now lives safely in Ireland in the lap of luxury?

Stolen Souls

Stolen Souls

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Gayla's only hope is about to turn into her worst nightmare. Tricked into coming to Ireland with the offer of a good job, all Gayla wants to do now is run. As far and as fast as she can. Because her captors are close behind her, and they want her dead - no matter what. Two people are hunting her...Crime lord Arturus Strazdas has never had a woman he hasn't paid for and never had a friend who wasn't afraid of him. Now his brother is dead, and he's determined to find - and destroy - the woman responsible...And neither one will rest till she is dead.

Collusion

Collusion

Author: Stuart Neville Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2011

GARRY FEGAN: the former hit man is hiding out in New York, having cut all ties wiht his old life. But he made a fatal mistake: he spared the life of Bull O'Kane, a ruthless gang leader who will stop at nothing to get his revenge. THE TRAVELLER: a merciless assassin who kills without pity or remorse, The Traveller is hired by O'Kane. His instructions are to find - and terminate - Fegan, and O'Kane knows the perfect bait to lure Fegan back to Belfast. JACK LENNON: his family have disowned him and his colleagues don't trust him. But when he discovers that his ex-partner and young daughter are helpless pawns caught up in O'Kane's thirst for vengeance, Lennon must enter into a desperate alliance if he is to save them both.

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