Andrew Hughes's debut novel, The Convictions of John Delahunt, is 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, is out now.


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


Abigail is a wonderful heroine . . . this sparkling crime novel breathes life into the genre.

The Times


The Coroner's Daughter is that rare thing, a beautifully-crafted novel that is also gripping and powerful. It’s superb.’

William Ryan


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