Dervla McTiernan
About the author

Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan was born in County Cork, Ireland to a family of seven. She studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Law Society of Ireland, and practiced as a lawyer for twelve years. Following the global financial crisis she moved with her family to Western Australia, where she now works for the Mental Health Commission. In 2015 she submitted a story for the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto competition and was shortlisted. This inspired her to complete the novel that would become The Ruin. She lives in Perth with her husband and two children.

Books by Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan Articles

Dervla McTiernan’s Writing Studio - Fridays, 12pm, June 5 - 26

News | Events & Festivals

28 May 2020

Dervla McTiernan’s Writing Studio - Fridays, 12pm, June 5 - 26

    Try Before You Buy: Dervla McTiernan's Fabulous New Novel, The Good Turn

    Review | Extract

    2 March 2020

    Try Before You Buy: Dervla McTiernan's Fabulous New Novel, The Good Turn

      I’m Influenced by Creative People: The Good Turn Author on What Inspires Her

      Review | Author Related

      27 February 2020

      I’m Influenced by Creative People: The Good Turn Author on What Inspires Her

        Dervla McTiernan Proves she's Here to Stay with The Good Turn

        Review | Our Review

        25 February 2020

        Dervla McTiernan Proves she's Here to Stay with The Good Turn

          Mother’s Day Book Recommendations: From Sweeping Historical Sagas to Creepy Psychological Thrillers

          News

          8 May 2019

          Mother’s Day Book Recommendations: From Sweeping Historical Sagas to Creepy Psychological Thrillers

            ABIA Shortlist 2019: Stellar Debuts

            News

            24 April 2019

            ABIA Shortlist 2019: Stellar Debuts

              5 Author Podcasts, Perfect for an Easter Road Trip

              News

              18 April 2019

              5 Author Podcasts, Perfect for an Easter Road Trip

                Exciting News For Dervla McTiernan Fans: HarperCollins Publishers acquires three new books

                News

                16 April 2019

                Exciting News For Dervla McTiernan Fans: HarperCollins Publishers acquires three new books

                  Podcast: Crime Writing’s Rising Star with Dervla McTiernan

                  Podcast

                  12 March 2019

                  Podcast: Crime Writing’s Rising Star with Dervla McTiernan

                    Writing the Follow-Up to a Bestseller: Q&A with Dervla McTiernan on her latest novel, The Scholar

                    News | Author Related

                    26 February 2019

                    Writing the Follow-Up to a Bestseller: Q&A with Dervla McTiernan on her latest novel, The Scholar