Chance to see literary stars in the Gutter

A month of launches in Temple Bar

To celebrate the launch of the new Charlie Parker thriller, John Connolly will be joined by musicians Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell  in the Smock Alley Theatre on March 20th. Photograph: Alan Betson

To celebrate the launch of the new Charlie Parker thriller, John Connolly will be joined by musicians Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell in the Smock Alley Theatre on March 20th. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 16:26

The Gutter Bookshop in Dublin’s Temple Bar has another packed programme of events for March. Next Tuesday, March 4th, at 8pm, Colin Barrett launches A Model Partner, the debut novel by Irish writer and playwright Daniel Seery, published by Liberties Press. A winner in the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition, this is the strange story of Tom Stacey and his quest to meet the love of his life.

The following night sees another launch, Spin: Taking Your Creativity To The Nth Degree by Claire Burge, a lively memoir by a productivity expert is filled with surprising, thoughtful and often amusing stories of how you can inspire and fulfill your own creativity.

Extremities, the new crime thriller by C A Devine, is launched on March 12th, at6.30pm. Disgraced NYPD Lieutenant Mac Ryan escapes the limelight on a Mediterranean yacht. MI5 agent Lizzie “Lucky” McKenzie is on a personal crusade of revenge. As pressure builds, both must face their enemies, and their own pasts.

To celebrate the launch of the new Charlie Parker thriller, John Connolly will be joined by musicians Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell in what promises to be a unique and thrilling evening in the Smock Alley Theatre on March 20th, at 6.30pm. Free tickets are available from the Smock Alley Theatre or The Gutter Bookshop.

Finally, In the Rosary Garden by Nicola White is launched on March 25th, at 6.30pm. The debut thriller by the winner of the Dundee international book prize is set in the aftermath of the 1983 pro-life referendum, when two school leavers discover a baby’s body in the garden shed of convent school. Detective Vincent Swan investigates in this impressive and intriguing debut.