6 March 2018

Olivia Kiernan turns to crime fiction

Olivia Kiernan's latest novel Too Close to Breathe (2018) is a murder mystery.

A respected scientist  is found hanged in her Dublin home in an apparent suicide. When Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan is handed the case, she soon  spots foul play. The autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully  covered in paint.

Eleanor’s husband is missing. A search of the couple’s home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web. Then another woman is found murdered, with the same type paint on her corpse...

Too Close to Breathe is published on 5 April 2018.

About the author

Olivia Kiernan was born and raised in County Meath, and has an MA in creative writing from the University of Sussex. She currently lives in Oxfordshire in England.

Her previous work includes short stories and the romantic novel Dawn Solstice (2013), in which an archaeologist from London is sent to Ireland to work at a neolithic tomb at Newgrange, where she is drawn to the owner of a local stud farm.