Niamh O'Connor - Author

About the Author

Niamh O'Connor is one of Ireland's best known crime authors. She is the true crime editor for the Sunday World, Ireland's biggest selling Sunday newspaper. Her three novels, If I Never See You Again, Taken and Too Close For Comfort have introduced a refreshing heroine in feisty CS Jo Birmingham and two have been shortlisted for Irish Book Awards.

Featured books by Niamh O'Connor

Blink

Blink

Author: Niamh O'Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

A hitman DI Gavin Sexton is looking into a spate of teenage suicides when he encounters a young girl, paralyzed with locked-in syndrome. Unable to communicate in any other way, she blinks the words: 'I hired a hitman'. Was it suicide? Recovering from loss of sight, Sexton's old partner DI Jo Birmingham is keeping her promise to investigate the apparent suicide of Sexton's own wife, Maura. But why does he no longer seem to care? Secrets thrive on stigma Sexton believes the girl who cannot move has suffered enough. But how far should he go to protect her? And what if Jo discovers an uncomfortable truth? Blink will grab you from the first page, and won't let go.

If I Never See You Again

If I Never See You Again

Author: Niamh O'Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

The Serial Killer - When Jo identifies the missing link in a chain of brutal killings, she comes under fierce scrutiny from her male colleagues in the force, especially her boss and ex-husband Dan Mason. But as the body count rises, so do the body parts. As fear stalks the city, it soon becomes obvious both to the police and to the media that a serial killer is at large. A Terrifying Game of Cat and Mouse - And so Jo embarks on a terrifying psychological journey to find out who the killer is, and how he is choosing his victims. Soon she is involved in a deadly game in which there are no rules. Because the killer is waiting for her...

Other books by Niamh O'Connor

Blink

Blink

Author: Niamh O'Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

A hitman DI Gavin Sexton is looking into a spate of teenage suicides when he encounters a young girl, paralyzed with locked-in syndrome. Unable to communicate in any other way, she blinks the words: 'I hired a hitman'. Was it suicide? Recovering from loss of sight, Sexton's old partner DI Jo Birmingham is keeping her promise to investigate the apparent suicide of Sexton's own wife, Maura. But why does he no longer seem to care? Secrets thrive on stigma Sexton believes the girl who cannot move has suffered enough. But how far should he go to protect her? And what if Jo discovers an uncomfortable truth? Blink will grab you from the first page, and won't let go.

Too Close For Comfort

Too Close For Comfort

Author: Niamh O'Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2013

The Vanishing Triangle A woman's body is found in Ireland's most notorious body dump zone, an area in the Dublin mountains where a number of women disappeared in the past. Nun's Cross The victim is from an exclusive gated development in the suburbs - where the prime suspect in the vanishing triangle cases, Derek Carpenter, now lives. It looks like the past is coming back to haunt the present. But DI Jo Birmingham doesn't believe the case is open and shut. Her husband Dan was part of the original investigation team; is she trying to protect her own fragile domestic peace? The one person who could help her crack the case, Derek's wife Liz, is so desperate to protect her family that she is going out of her way to thwart all efforts to establish the truth. Can both women emerge unscathed?

Taken

Taken

Author: Niamh O'Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2012

A beautiful woman Model and it-girl Tara Parker Trench is famous across Ireland - with her beauty, glittering lifestyle and perfectthree-year-old son Presley, she seems to have it all. A stolen child Until, one cold wet Dublin night, Tara pulls into a service station for petrol, leaving Presley strapped into the back of her car. Five minutes later he's gone, kidnapped while his mother's back was turned. A hidden world Tara, terrified and hysterical, begs DI Jo Birmingham to help her find her child. But why doesn't Tara want the public to know he's missing? Soon, Jo is drawn into a dark underworld of corruption and extortion, where sex is a commodity, and life is cheap. Who is really telling Jo the truth about the missing little boy- and who's got too much to hide? A gripping crime novel, with an unforgettable heroine - welcome to the dark side of Dublin's Fair City

If I Never See You Again

If I Never See You Again

Author: Niamh O'Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

The Serial Killer - When Jo identifies the missing link in a chain of brutal killings, she comes under fierce scrutiny from her male colleagues in the force, especially her boss and ex-husband Dan Mason. But as the body count rises, so do the body parts. As fear stalks the city, it soon becomes obvious both to the police and to the media that a serial killer is at large. A Terrifying Game of Cat and Mouse - And so Jo embarks on a terrifying psychological journey to find out who the killer is, and how he is choosing his victims. Soon she is involved in a deadly game in which there are no rules. Because the killer is waiting for her...

Blood Ties The real stories behind Ireland's most notorious murders

Blood Ties The real stories behind Ireland's most notorious murders

Author: Niamh O'Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2009

Husband against wife ... Wife against husband ... Discover what happens when the bonds of family break ... Find out more about the gruesome case of the so-called 'Scissor Sisters', whose bloody slaughter of their mother's lover ended with an unsolved mystery as to the final resting place of the victim's head - see the only interview with killer Charlotte Mulhall since she entered prison. . Read the most up-to-date account of the murder of mother-of-two Rachel O'Reilly, including her husband's latest appeal. And get the full story behind the sensational case of Sharon Collins and the 'Lying Eyes' hitman-for-hire scandal. As a leading crime reporter for the Sunday World, Niamh O'Connor has interviewed killers, has sat in court as justice was done, and spoken to the condemned in prison to give us the inside stories on three of Ireland's most notorious murder cases.

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