Anthony J. Quinn's Crime Night with Claire Allen and Sam Blake

Thursday 13th September 18:30 - 19:30 at Belfast

Join Anthony J Quinn in conversation with Sam Blake, bestselling author of Little Bones and In Deep Water, and Claire Allen whose thriller Her Name Was Rose is garnering rave reviews.

Claire Allan is a  bestselling Northern Irish author of nine novels. Having spent 17 years working as a journalist for the Derry Journal, she made the leap to writing full time in 2016.

Claire’s first eight novels, all women’s fiction, were published by Poolbeg Press in Ireland.  

Her debut thriller, Her Name Was Rose, was published by Avon Books, an imprint of Harper Collins in June 2015 and has attracted rave reviews from readers.

She lives in Derry with her husband and two children.

You can read more about Claire at

Or follow her on Twitter: @claireallan

Sam Blake is a pseudonym for Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin, the founder of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and the award winning national writing resources website She is Ireland's leading literary scout who has assisted many award winning and bestselling authors to publication.

Vanessa has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book.  Her debut Little Bones was an instant bestseller, speding four weeks at number 1, In Deep Water and No Turning Back both hit the bestseller lists and all titles are now available in audio. TV rights have been sold.

Belfast Waterstones, Belfast
Thursday 13th September 18:30 - 19:30

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