Number One Bestselling Author

Sam Blake: Shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2016, 2021, 2022 and Teen & YA 2023

Crime & thrillers

Sam Blake’s No 1 runaway bestselling debut, Little Bones, launched a string of international bestsellers.

Across her crime and thrillers Sam has been a multiple Irish Times No 1, a multiple Eason No 1 bestseller, a top ten Sunday Times bestseller, in the Irish Times top ten for over 40 weeks and has outsold Graham Norton (briefly!) Her first procedural ‘Little Bones’, and psychological thrillers ‘The Dark Room’ and ‘Remember My Name’ were shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year in 2016, 2021 & 2022 

‘Something Terrible Happened Last Night’ is her YA crime debut, shortlisted for Irish Teen/YA Novel of the Year, and The Great Reads Awards in 2023. Order her YA titles signed and dedicated from Halfway Up The Stairs.

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Introducing Sam Blake

Sam Blake has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks, and she had an idea for a book.

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Sam is originally from St. Albans in Hertfordshire but now lives in Ireland, at the foot of the Wicklow mountains in a 200-year-old-cottage with several cats and an occasional poltergeist who moves things at the most inconvenient moments. Her debut novel, Little Bones, launched the Cat Connolly trilogy and was a runaway bestseller. 

Moving away from police procedurals to write psychological thrillers for Corvus Atlantic, the first, Keep Your Eyes On Me, went straight to No 1 in January 2020. All Sam’s books have been bestsellers and she has been shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year three times. 

Sam is also writing YA crime for Gill Books and Something Terrible Happened Last Night, her YA debut  was published in May 2023.

Released as a worldwide digital exclusive, ‘High Pressure’ is a bonus spiderweb book linking Sam’s adult series and standalone books. Join her Readers’ Club and you can download it for free!

Check out Sam’s writing courses where she takes you through her writing process to guide you to write your own bestseller, and her online writers group, Writers Ink where writers at all stages can find coaching, mentoring and critique in a successful and supportive community.

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