Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Irish crime novels very popular in Clare’s libraries in 2018

The popularity of Irish crime writing continues among our readers, with Liz Nugent having 3 books in the list of the ten most popular fiction books borrowed from branches of Clare County Library in 2018.

Liz Nugent, picked up two awards at the 2018 An Post Irish Book Awards for her latest novel Skin Deep - the first for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year, and the second, for the Ryan Tubridy Listeners’ Choice Award. Skin Deep is her third novel. Her second novel Lying in Wait was the most borrowed adult fiction book in our libraries in 2018.

Other crime novels making the top ten list were The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn and The Late Show by Michael Connolly. Connolly introduces a new female lead character in his latest book. Donal Ryan’s 4th novel From a Low and Quiet Sea which takes the reader from Syria to small-town Ireland was the 4th most popular fiction book in the libraries. The runaway success story of 2018, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman – a sad but humorous and life-affirming novel – reached number 6 on the list. The final three places on the top ten list were claimed by authors Emma Hannigan, Cathy Kelly and Sheila O’Flanagan – perennial favourites with the readers of Clare County Library.

Top 10 fiction books 2018
1. Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent
2. Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
3. The Late Show by Michael Connolly
4. From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
5. Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent
6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
7. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
8. The Perfect Gift by Emma Hannigan
9. The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
10. The Hideaway by Sheila O’Flanagan

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