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Anthony Quinn

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Anthony Quinn (b. 1971) is an Irish author and journalist. Born in Northern Ireland’s County Tyrone, Quinn majored in English at Queen’s University, Belfast. After college, he worked a number of jobs—social worker, organic gardener, yoga teacher—before finding work as a journalist.
His first novel DISAPPEARED was published by Otto Penzler's Mysterious Press in 2012, and was shortlisted for a Strand Literary Award, as judged by book critics from the LA Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, CNN and the Guardian. It was also selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the top ten thrillers of 2012.
BORDER ANGELS, the sequel, also features Inspector Celcius Daly and was published by Mysterious Press in 2013.
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I'm delighted to blog that Disappeared has been selected as one of the five best debut novels of 2012 by book critics from the LA Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle and other daily newspapers.

Disappeared, which is set along the Lough Neagh shore in the aftermath of the Troubles, has been nominated for the Strand Critics Debut Novel Award, the only crime fictio... Read more of this blog post »
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This is a beautifully written book that is literary fiction disguised as a police procedural. On the surface you get the story of Insp. Celsius Daly, an old school copper looking into the death of a priest in a suspicious road accident. But undern..." Read more of this review »
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"Fantastic mystery. Very descriptive of the back areas of Northern Ireland. The writer is a journalist and his attention to detail is evident. This is his first book. Nice guy also, I've talked to him on Twitter."
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A riveting read with a well-constructed plot, powerfully written prose and a mesmerising landscape. I agree with other Goodreads reviewers who have recommended this book. DO NOT SKIM THIS BOOK...YOU WILL MISS OUT ON IMPORTANT MOMENTS! "
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"A must read! It is thrilling, engaging and edge of seat/bed reading! This books delves into the dark past of the troubles in Ireland yet is written in such a way that it would appeal to all crime readers around the globe! Great job Quinn- I know C..." Read more of this review »
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