Andrew Hughes's debut novel, The Convictions of John Delahunt, is published by Transworld in Ireland and the UK, and by Pegasus Books in the US. It's a gripping portrait of a true-life murderer and Dublin Castle informer, based on events that convulsed Victorian Ireland.


His new novel, The Coroner's Daughter, about a young lady sleuth in 1816 Dublin, will be published in February 2017.


Praise for The Coroner's Daughter:


Abigail Lawless is a joy. This is the kind of writing that pushes you gently into a different world then holds you there until the last sentence. Just brilliant.

Donal Ryan

Best of all is young Abigail, headstrong and inconvenient. I hope she’ll be back for further forensic adventures.

Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant & May series

I enjoyed it hugely. Abigail is wonderfully feisty and engaging . . . A very fine achievement.’

Charles Palliser, author of The Quincunx



Praise for The Convictions of John Delahunt:


‘This beautifully written tale of cruelty and redemption is as unforgettable as it is harrowing.’

–Publishers Weekly (starred review)


‘A remarkable first novel . . . a stirring work of fiction and a perceptive chapter in Ireland’s social history.’

–The New York Times


‘A quite exceptional novel. The world he creates has echoes of Kafka and Orwell. It draws you in like a trap.’

–C. J. Sansom, author of Dissolution and Winter in Madrid


‘With its polished prose, vivid period feel and debauched protagonist, this assured first novel will be relished by fans of literary crime and historical fiction alike.’ 

–The Irish Times


‘So superbly written that it soars as a masterly work of fiction. Utterly compelling.’

–Dermot Bolger