Patricia Gibney

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Patricia Gibney is an Irish author of crime fiction who sold 100,000 novels in a month for her first crime thriller.[1]

Writing career[edit]

Gibney is from Mullingar, County Westmeath and has lived there all her life. She spent 30 years working with Westmeath County Council. When her husband died in 2009 she turned to art and writing, self-publishing a children's book entitled Spring Sprong Sally. Gibney then started writing crime fiction and created her first novel in that genre. She worked with the Irish Writers Centre to improve her writing. Eventually she began a second novel and through that acquired an agent and publishing contract with Bookouture. Her novels currently revolve around her main character, Detective Lottie Parker.[1][2][3]


  • The Missing Ones
  • The Stolen Girls
  • The Lost Child
  • No Safe Place


  1. ^ a b "100,000 sales in a month for debut Irish author". The Irish Times. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Patricia Gibney". Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "'Writing was a therapy for me when my husband died suddenly' - best-selling Irish author you have probably never heard of". The Independent. Retrieved March 15, 2018.