Planning Your First Murder with Shane Dunphy
Starts: Sat 15 June
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
Proving there’s more to murder than motive and opportunity, Shane Dunphy, author of the bestselling Dunnigan series of crime novels, will spend a day sharing the secrets of how to craft the perfect debut mystery novel. Establishing character, drafting plot points, laying your trail of clues, world-building, and establishing and sustaining pace will all be explored. Shane will examine the complex world of crime genre, and ask the important question: does it matter? Using some classic authors, he will give examples of how the masters deal with the tricky issue of dialogue. And finally, he will help you gather your suspects for the big reveal.
Shane Dunphy (also writing as S.A. Dunphy) is the million-selling author of twelve books. He is an Irish and London Times bestseller, and the movie adaptation of his memoir, The Boy They Tried to Hide, is in development with Hollywood production company Rumble Films. Shane’s bestselling series of crime novels (written under the name S.A. Dunphy), and featuring the emotionally damaged criminologist David Dunnigan, debuted in 2017 with After She Vanished, garnering much acclaim. They continued with When She Was Gone and If She Returned. Densely plotted and character driven, the series has been described as “Scandinavian noir with a Dublin accent” and “taut, compelling and authentic.”