Issue 02 of Reading Ireland focuses on the popular genre of crime fiction. Contents include a look at the noir fiction of Benjamin Black, the nom de plume of critically acclaimed  Booker prize winning novelist John Banville, and an essay by award winning crime fiction novelist Louise Phillips. Des Kenny also contributes an essay on Ken Bruen. Please support these dedicated crime fiction bookstores: The Poisoned Pen, in Scottsdale, Arizona, ( and No Alibis Bookstore in Belfast, Northern Ireland (


Reading Ireland is published bi-annually and is available to subscribers at a cost of $40 for four issues. The aim of the magazine is to provide in-depth analysis of Irish Literature, past and present, along with opening a window onto the best of contemporary Irish poetry, prose, drama and culture.

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