Dublin was mucky and vulgar. Like a tourist who gets drunk and wakes up with a huge tattoo. This is what it's like for you: your name is Simon Dilion. You're 35. You're a failure. Too hungover to go to work, too lazy to get a new job, too keen to blame everyone else: your mad father, your estranged wife, your so-called friends. Blame them. Blame Dublin. You'd rather do a few lines of coke, but there's a beautiful French woman you can't remember meeting, cops banging on the door asking about a dead woman you don't know, Russian gangsters asking questions you can't answer. Murders all over the city; bombs in O'Connell Street. And it's got nothing to do with you. Except that it's all your fault.Moncrieff's other novels include The History of Things (2007) - an unconventional crime novel set at the end of the economic boom - and The Angel of the Streetlamps (2012), which intertwines five connecting stories during the recession.
His non-fiction titles include Stark Raving Rulers: Twenty Minor Despots Of The Twenty-First Century (2004) and God, A Users' Guide (2006)
Moncrieff was born in London to a mother from County Mayo and a father from Edinburgh. When he was 12 his family moved to Ballinasloe in County Galway. He studied journalism in Dublin and did a degree in English and Philosophy in University College Dublin (UCD).
The Moncrieff Show on Newstalk has won eight PPI radio awards.