Deadly In Dulwich – Alex Marwood, Erin Kelly and Jane Casey, chaired by Claire McGowan

Join us on Wednesday 9th March at 7pm for the second installation of our new series of crime writing events Deadly in Dulwich.
We invite you to meet Alex Marwood, Erin Kelly and Jane Casey to talk about crime writing, their latest novels, and how they write a plot that will have the reader gripped until the last page. The conversation talk will be chaired by Claire McGowan.

Book tickets now imageTickets are £10 and include drinks.  Doors open at 6.40pm beginning with a drinks reception, the event will begin at 7pm in an event that will be chaired by Jemma McDonagh. The Q&A will take place at 8.15pm followed by a book signing. Each book will be on sale at a discounted price.

the silent deadClaire McGowan is a writer and writing teacher. The Silent Dead is the third in her Paula Maguire series. Sheila has read it and says that it’s truly brilliant.

Darkest SecretAlex Marwood‘s latest thriller, The Darkest Secret is already creating quite a buzz among lovers of crime fiction. The book opens with the line…Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help. My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family’s holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone. Coco is three years old. Read it to find out what happens.

The Ties That BindErin Kelly is the author of critically acclaimed psychological thrillers The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose, The Burning Air and The Ties That Bind. Erin has been longlisted for the 2011 CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award and is also famous as the author of the book inspired by the Broadchurch series.

After the fireJane Casey is an Irish-born crime writer famous for her series featuring detective Maeve Kerrigan. Her novel The Stranger You Know won the Mary Higgins Clark Award and she has also been shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award four times as well as the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

Book tickets online, via email at, via telephone on 020 8670 1920, or pop into the bookshop on Croxted Road.


Deadly In Dulwich – Sinead Crowley, Jo Spain & Kate McQuaile


Join us on Tuesday 26th April at 7pm for our third Deadly in Dulwich crime writing event. This time we are featuring the cream of Irish crime writing and to celebrate we will have whiskey cocktails for you to try!
We invite you to come along and hear Sinead Crowley, Jo Spain and Kate McQuaile talk about crime writing, their latest novels and how they write a plot that will have the reader gripped until the very last page.

Book tickets now imageTickets are £10 and include whisky cocktails.  Doors open at 6.40pm, the event begins at 7pm and there will be questions at 8.15pm. Each book will be on sale at a specially discounted price.


Are You Watching MeSinead’s debut thriller, Can Anybody Help Me? was a bestseller in Ireland and shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2014. Her second novel, Are You Watching Me? – which also features Detective Claire Boyle – will be out in paperback by the time of the event. It was also shortlisted for the Irish Crime Awards 2015, meaning that Sinead has had two consecutive shortlisting

With Our BlessingJo is the author of With Our Blessing and is a thrilling story based on true events. This is a top ten bestseller and Jo was shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy search for a bestseller.

What She Never Told MeKate McQuaile is the author of What She Never Told Me – a crime novel about what you do when you find out that your whole life could be a lie. Katie is a graduate of the Faber novel-writing course. She lives in London and works as a journalist, but is originally from Drogheda in Ireland.


The event will be chaired by literary agent and crime writing expert Jemma McDonagh.

Book tickets online, via email at, via telephone on 020 8670 1920, or pop into the bookshop on Croxted Road.

Dulwich Books Winner Best Independent Bookshop UK & Ireland 2014

Bookseller Industry Awards 2014!

Sheila Collecting BA Award
Sheila collecting the award for best independent bookshop in UK & Ireland 2014

Dulwich Books wins national award! Dulwich Books was voted the best independent in the UK & Ireland 2014  said “combining the traditional virtues of bookselling with thoroughly modern marketing & digital actiPrintvity”, “vastly experienced staff”, “offering superb customer service”, “a packed calender of events”, “eye-catching 21% leap in sales”, “the energy is amazing” and that Dulwich Books was a destination bookshop

The award was presented by Alan Johnson at the industry dinner of nearly 1,000 people and a good night was had by all!
It just leaves me to say a huge thank you to all our customers for their loyalty, support and advice over the years. We are very proud of what we have achieved and you make it a very enjoyable job.

It is a thrill to be rewarded for doing our job. Sheila


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