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Distress Signals shortlisted for Irish Book Awards

4th November 2016

The Bord Gais Energy Ireland Book Awards is a vibrant celebration of the flourishing literary talent from the Emerald Isle. And this year sees the suspenseful debut, Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard, shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Crime Novel of the Year. In the good company of veteran crime writers Tana French and Alex Barclay, this is a testament to the talent of Cork-based Catherine, whose debut novel the Irish Times called ‘a highly confident and accomplished debut novel, impeccably sustained, with not a false note’.

Set around mysterious disappearances on a cruise ship, Distress Signals is a ‘gripping, smart, and fast-moving read’ (Christine Carbo), ‘clever and compulsive’ (Irish Examiner) and ‘pacey, suspenseful and intriguing’ (Liz Nugent).

You can cast your vote for Crime Book of the Year, and all other categories, here.