Rising Stars

Underground Crime

Eva Dolan & Oliver Harris

  • 10
  • Oct




dolanEamonn McCabe

Two of Britain’s most promising crime writers come together to discuss morality and murder, crime and the city. Oliver Harris’s debut novel, The Hollow Man, was greeted with rave reviews. Val McDermid declared it ‘a twisting spiral of lies and corruption, a pitch perfect portrait of contemporary London.’ Driven by an accelerated pace and engaging plot, his second novel Deep Shelter follows Detective Nick Belsey deep into the bowels of subterranean London. Eva Dolan was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Dagger Award and her exhilarating debut, Long Way Home, is the first in a major new crime series. Tautly written, it focuses on a detective duo that encounter human trafficking, slum landlords, far right extremists and hidden communities on their quest to solve the murder of a local migrant worker. Doug Johnstone called it ‘a truly exceptional debut’ and ‘a game-changer’ for contemporary British crime.