McCarthy, Kevin: - Originally from the USA, Kevin McCarthy is the author of the highly acclaimed historical crime novel, Peeler (Mercier Press, 2010). Called a '...dark, brooding, morally complex masterpiece...' by The Belfast Telegraph, Peeler was selected by The Irish Times as one of its Top Ten Thrillers of 2010 and as a Read of the Year 2010 by the Philadelphia Inquirer. His short story Twenty-five and Out appears in Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century. Irregulars, which features the Sean O'Keefe character, was published in June 2013 and shortlisted for the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2013. He blogs at www.kevinmccarthyauthor.blogspot.ie. He lives in Dublin with his family.