Deal Announcement

Hachette Ireland scoop two from bestseller Catherine Kirwan

In a deal struck between Luigi Bonomi of LBA Books and Ciara Doorley, Editorial Director of Hachette Books Ireland for world rights, the first book in the deal Cruel Deeds tells the story of solicitor Finn Fitzpatrick who is tasked with investigating the files of a senior partner at her law firm who was found murdered in an abandoned house in Cork city.

Ciara Doorley, Editorial Director at Hachette says: ‘I was gripped by Catherine’s first book Darkest Truth and we’re very excited to be working with her at Hachette. Assured, confident, twisty crime with an unapologetic heroine – what more could you ask?’

Catherine Kirwan says: 'I’m delighted that this news is out at last. I’m thrilled to be working Ciara and everyone at Hachette and, as ever, very grateful to Luigi, Alison and all at LBA.'

Cruel Deeds will be published in spring 2022.