VJ Books Presents Stuart Neville!
Stuart Neville is a Northern Irish author best known for his novel The Twelve (published in the US as The Ghosts of Belfast). This debut novel won the Mystery/Thriller category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was selected as the one of the top crime novels of 2009 by both the New York Times and the LA Times.
He has since published nine more critically acclaimed books, two of which were under the pen name Haylen Beck. The pen name is a tribute to his two favorite guitarists, Eddie Van Halen and Jeff Beck.
His latest novel,
House of Ashes, has already been dubbed “unforgettable” by Publishers Weekly. Through the counterpoint voices—one modern Englishwoman, one Northern Irish farmgirl speaking from half a century earlier—Neville offers a chilling and gorgeous portrait of violence and resilience in this truly haunting narrative.
He has been shortlisted for various awards, including the Barry, Macavity, Dilys, Anthony awards, as well as the Irish Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year. His 2013 novel Ratlines was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and his 2014 novel The Final Silence was an MWA Edgar Award Finalist.
Neville's novels have been translated into various languages, including German, Japanese, Polish, Swedish, Greek and more. The French edition of The Ghosts of Belfast, Les Fantomes de Belfast, won Le Prix Mystere de la Critique du Meilleur Roman Ätranger and Grand Prix du Roman Noir Ätranger.
He is also a founding member of the band Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers composed of fellow writers Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Luca Veste and Doug Johnstone. What started on a whim at an open mic night at The House of Blues in New Orleans has turned into a full-on rawk experience, murdering songs for fun in front of anyone who will listen. They’ve since wowed and rocked crowds at book and music festivals up and down the country, as well as abroad.
You can find a signed copy of House of Ashes and a collection of other Stuart Neville signed books below.
Stuart Neville Bibliography
The Belfast Novels
The Twelve - 2009 (published in the United States in 2012 as The Ghosts of Belfast)
- Collusion - 2010
- Stolen Souls - 2012
- The Final Silence - 2014
- Those We Left Behind - 2015
- So Say the Fallen - September 2016
- Ratlines - 2013
- The Traveler - 2019
- The House of Ashes - 2021
Stuart Neville Awards
- LA Times Book Prize for The Ghosts of Belfast - 2010
- Spinetingler Award for Best First Novel
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