Welcome to the bogs, the pubs, the music, the landscape, the archaeology, the poetry, the mystery that is Ireland...
An ancient volume of philosophical heresy provides a motive for murder in this haunting, lyrical novel of forensics, archeology, and history—the fourth in an acclaimed suspense series.
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Welcome to the official website of Erin Hart, author of the Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire crime novels. Erin's debut, HAUNTED GROUND, was nominated for mystery's prestigious Anthony and Agatha awards, and won Romantic Times Best First Mystery, and the Friends of American Writers award. The second novel in the series, LAKE OF SORROWS, was shortlisted for a Minnesota Book Award. The third in the series, FALSE MERMAID, was named by ALA/Booklist as one of the best crime novels of 2010. The fourth book in the series, THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN, released in March 2013.
Archaeology is an apt metaphor for how Erin unearths her novels working down through many layers, finding connections, bringing priceless artefacts and terrible secrets of the past to light. With that metaphor in mind, this site also has plenty of hidden layers to uncover. Have fun digging!
LATEST CD—THE SAILOR'S CRAVAT
THE SAILOR'S CRAVAT mostly features great Irish traditional tunes played by my husband, Paddy O'Brien, on button accordion, Tom Schaefer on fiddle, and Paul Wehling on bouzouki. But they asked me to sing a few unaccompanied songs as well: 'The Flower of Magherally-o,' 'The Generous Lover' (which Nora Gavin sings in HAUNTED GROUND), and 'Molly Bawn, or The Shooting of His Dear.' You can hear a few excerpts of songs and tunes here.
Read more about Paddy and Erin's music