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On The Table Read, “the best creativity magazine in the UK“, Mick Herron, Ann Cleeves, Lisa Jewell and Lucy Worsley head the line-up for Ireland’s leading crime writing festival, Murder One.

Murder One

Murder One Festival on The Table Read
Murder One

Murder One, Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival is back with a bang from 4-9 October with a host of in person and online events, with some of crime fiction’s most wanted authors.

Mick Herron, photo credit: Mikael Buck, on The Table Read
Author Mick Herron by Mikael Buck

After two years online, Ireland’s celebration of the genre returns at a new venue, Dun Laoghaire’s stunning dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre, just south of Dublin.

Many events will still be live-streamed online, with several online-only events, including a masterclass with Peter James police adviser ex Chief Super Graham Bartlett, plus online interviews with US greats, Laura Lippman and Jean Hanff Korelitz.

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Cultural historian and TV presenter, Lucy Worsley, will be discussing her latest biography of Agatha Christie while man of the moment, Mick Herron, talks to fellow crime author Declan Hughes about his latest novel, Bad Actors. Ann Cleeves will be discussing her latest Vera Stanhope mystery, while Steve Cavanagh and Lisa Jewell also headline.

Award winners Vaseem Khan and Nadine Matheson will be joining the cream of Irish crime writing talent including Catherine Ryan Howard, Brian McGilloway, Andrea Mara, Edel Coffey and Sinead Crowley among those appearing on a range of hot-topic panels. 

From twists to hardboiled courtroom drama, the festival promises to grip audiences as the plot unfolds across three days at Dun Laoghaire’s LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre or live online.

Sam Blake

Sam Blake, photo credit: Alice Rose Jordan, on The Table Read
Sam Blake, photo credit: Alice Rose Jordan

Murder One is run by bestselling crime author Sam Blake, who together with festival director Bert Wright, has established Murder One on the Irish festival circuit.

Reading Never Goes Out of Style

Sam Blake explains, “Murder One is supported this year by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries as well as The Arts Council and Dublin City of Literature – it’s a festival all about readers and post pandemic, when reading became such an important distraction, we want to re-introduce you to the irreplaceable experience of live author events while retaining an online presence to widen access for those who find it difficult to attend festivals.”

Find more from Murder One now:

All tickets can be booked, for in person and online. Visit for booking details or follow @MurderOneFest on Twitter.

The Murder One International Crime Writing Festival was founded in 2018 by bestselling crime writer Sam Blake and literary event maestro Bert Wright, and has brought many international bestsellers to Dublin audiences both in person and online.

Twitter: @MurderOneFest

FB: @MOneCrimeFest

IG: @MurderOneFest

LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre

The festival venue has easy access to the DART and bus routes, plus plenty of parking and restaurant options, and is the perfect place to enjoy your favourite crime writers this autumn.

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