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About Me


James Murphy is a Northern Irish writer working within the genre of Crime Fiction. His debut novel, the first in what has become known as, The Terror Trilogy, The Rise of Terror, was first published in 2016 with the final book, Dark Light, being published in November 2020. 

James also teaches Crime Fiction Writing classes and is an active member of the Crime Writers Association both as Master Convenor of the Irish Chapter and as   Library Champion for Northern Ireland.


He also holds directorship of Merlin Arts CIC and The Northern Ireland Festival of Writing, where he and his co-founders work to improve the lives of others through the power of writing.

James is also the host of the hugely successful podcast, A Life Of Crime (Writing) with James Murphy, and the popular radio show, Crime Scene with James Murphy on Belfast 247.

He is currently working on the second of a new series of psychological thrillers centring around Investigative Psychologist, Dr. Carolyn Harkin, entitled, How To Be Dead, which is due for release in Dec 2024.

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