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The Scholar

The Scholar

‘A truly fine police procedural’ – IRISH INDEPENDENT
‘Utterly compelling’ – JANE CASEY
‘A superbly paced, engaging read’ WOMEN’S WAY

BRILLIANCE CAN BE DEADLY . . .

When Detective Cormac Reilly’s girlfriend Emma stumbles across the victim of a hit and run early one morning, he is first on the scene of a murder that would never have been assigned to him.

The investigation promises to be high profile and high pressure: the dead girl is carrying an ID, that of Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Ireland’s most successful pharmaceutical company. Darcy Therapeutics has a finger in every pie, including the laboratory where Emma works.

As Cormac investigates, evidence mounts that the death is linked to the lab and, increasingly, to Emma herself. Cormac is sure she couldn’t be involved, but how well does he really know her? After all, this isn’t the first time Emma’s been accused of murder . . .

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Praise for Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel, THE RUIN:

‘Dervla McTiernan is a future star of the genre’ CHRIS BROOKMYRE

‘Cormac Reilly is a brilliant new character’ SAM BLAKE

Brilliantly crafted . . . incredibly real-feeling characters. An absolute treat!’ SUNDAY MIRROR

An exciting new voice in Irish noir’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy … as moving as it is fast-paced‘ VAL McDERMID

‘Loved THE RUIN by Dervla McTiernan. A compelling story with beautifully drawn characters I really cared about’ LAURA MARSHALL

Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful characters, authentic setting, and a sublime, twisty plot’ IRISH EXAMINER

Heartbreaking and heart-stopping’ CAZ FREAR

‘THE RUIN is as convincing as it is multi-layered, as compelling as it is complex . . . Dervla is a future star of the genre‘ CHRIS BROOKMYRE

Fans of Tana French will love McTiernan’s expertly plotted, complex web of secrets that refuse to stay hidden’ KAREN DIONNE

There are not many books that will keep me reading from start to finish but Dervla McTiernan’s THE RUIN did just that . . . An excellent story, very well written . . . this one was a winner for me! ALEX GRAY

‘Loved every page . . . Cormac Reilly is a brilliant new character, so real you can hear his footsteps on the stairs. Utterly gripping, brilliantly executed story‘ SAM BLAKE

Intelligent, compassionate and believable’ SINEAD CROWLEY
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 7th March 2019

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9780751569322

Reviews

[THE RUIN] is a compelling story with beautifully drawn characters
Laura Marshall
Brilliantly crafted . . . incredibly real-feeling characters. [THE RUIN] is an absolute treat!
Sunday Mirror
Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... [THE RUIN] is as moving as it is fast-paced
Val McDermid
An exciting new voice in Irish noir
Sunday Times (Crime Club)
[THE RUIN] is a very fine novel . . . excellently written and, at times, heartcatchingly sad
Marian Keyes
[THE RUIN] is absolutely brilliant. Wonderful characters, authentic setting, and a sublime, twisty plot
Irish Examiner
I can't wait to read the next one . . . a star crime writer is born!
Books Ireland
Instantly hauling the reader into its permanently charged atmosphere, THE RUIN is as convincing as it is multi-layered, as compelling as it is complex, and heralds the arrival of Dervla McTiernan as a future star of the genre
Chris Brooymyre

The Cormac Reilly Series