If she’d turned off her phone, instead of listening in, perhaps no one would have died…

Sam Blake: Shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2016 & 2021

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 an Irish Times No 1 for seven weeks, an Eason No 1 bestseller for ten weeks, and her books have been listed in the Irish top ten for a total of twenty-eight weeks. Both her first novel ‘Little Bones’ and ‘The Dark Room’ were shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year (2016 & 2021)

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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.

Sam is originally from St. Albans in Hertfordshire but now lives in Ireland, at the foot of the Wicklow mountains. Her debut novel ‘Little Bones’  launched the bestselling Cat Connolly trilogy.

Moving away from police procedurals, now writing psychological thrillers for Corvus Atlantic, Sam’s focus is on strong female characters. ‘Keep Your Eyes On Me’ went straight to No 1 in January 2020 and ‘The Dark Room’ hit the bestseller list in January 2021. Staying in the top ten for over a month, The Dark Room was shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2021. Released as a worldwide digital exclusive, ‘High Pressure’ is a bonus spiderweb book linking Sam’s series and standalone books. ‘Remember My Name’ became Sam’s latest No 1 bestseller in January 2022.

Sam lives in a 200-year-old cottage with several cats and an occasional poltergeist who moves things at the most inconvenient moments. Her husband is a retired member of An Garda Siochana.

Check out Sam’s writing courses where she takes you through her writing process to guide you to write your own bestseller.

Latest news & events

Catch up with Sam Blake here.

Crime Pays in National Crime Reading Month

National Crime Reading Month, developed by author Sam Blake, has been hailed by the Crime Writers’ Association as the biggest campaign to date, as over 100 crime fiction events were hosted across the UK and Ireland this June.

CWA Launch National Crime Reading Month

National Crime Reading Month (NCRM) is scheduled for this June. It is an initiative with huge potential designed to celebrate the genre and get the nation reading, and I like nothing better than a challenge!

Remember My Name in the News!

Remember My Name hit the original fiction No 1 slot In Ireland and has had amazing press and PR – both in Ireland and the UK – here’s a selection!

Remember My Name Out Now!

Remember My Name started life when someone called me and didn’t hang up properly – it’s happened to us all, both making and receiving calls,

Crime Pays in National Crime Reading Month

National Crime Reading Month, developed by author Sam Blake, has been hailed by the Crime Writers’ Association as the biggest campaign to date, as over 100 crime fiction events were hosted across the UK and Ireland this June.

CWA Launch National Crime Reading Month

National Crime Reading Month (NCRM) is scheduled for this June. It is an initiative with huge potential designed to celebrate the genre and get the nation reading, and I like nothing better than a challenge!

Remember My Name in the News!

Remember My Name hit the original fiction No 1 slot In Ireland and has had amazing press and PR – both in Ireland and the UK – here’s a selection!

Remember My Name Out Now!

Remember My Name started life when someone called me and didn’t hang up properly – it’s happened to us all, both making and receiving calls,

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