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

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

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    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

            26 February 2019

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

              Tense, Atmospheric, Astute: Read an extract from The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

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              22 February 2019

              Tense, Atmospheric, Astute: Read an extract from The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

                McTiernan’s New Thriller Impossible To Put Down: Review of The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

                News

                19 February 2019

                McTiernan’s New Thriller Impossible To Put Down: Review of The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

                  May Book Club: The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

                  News

                  15 May 2018

                  May Book Club: The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

                    Podcast: From Ireland With Love: Dervla McTiernan

                    Podcast

                    23 April 2018

                    Podcast: From Ireland With Love: Dervla McTiernan