Brian McGilloway

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Brian McGilloway is a crime fiction author from Derry, Northern Ireland. Born in 1974, he studied English at Queens University Belfast, where he was very active in student theatre, winning a national Irish Student Drama Association award for theatrical lighting design in 1996. He is a former Head of English at St. Columb's College in Derry, but now teaches in Holy Cross College in Strabane.[1][2] McGilloway's debut novel was a crime thriller called Borderlands. Borderlands was shortlisted for a Crime Writers' Association Dagger award for a debut novel.[3]

In 2007 McGilloway signed with Pan Macmillan to write three crime thrillers in his Inspector Devlin series.[4] The sequel to Borderlands, Gallows Lane, was published in April, 2008.

McGilloway lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children.[citation needed]


Benedict Devlin series[edit]

  • 2007 - Borderlands
  • 2008 - Gallows Lane
  • 2009 - Bleed a River Deep
  • 2010 - The Rising
  • 2012 - The Nameless Dead

Lucy Black series[edit]

  • 2011 - Little Girl Lost
  • 2013 - Hurt
  • 2016 - Preserve the Dead
  • 2017 - Bad Blood

External links[edit]


  1. ^ DOHERTY, HARRY (2008-03-14). "McGilloway on the run". Derry Journal. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  2. ^ "English Dept". St Columb's College. 2011-06-22. Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  3. ^ Burke, Declan (2007-10-28). "Dark fiction that knows no boundaries". The Sunday Times.
  4. ^ "'No-frills' authors move to Pan". Bookseller (5273): 10. 2007-03-23. ISSN 0006-7539.