The latest Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller
oAll my criminal elements have some basis in reality, no matter how awful they may be. Nothing is completely farfetched.o Jane Casey Crime is a family affair for Jane Casey. Married to a criminal barrister, she has a unique insight into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer. This gritty realism has made her books international bestsellers and critical successes; while D.C. Maeve Kerrigan has quickly become one of the most popular characters in crime fiction. Four times shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award as well as the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Jane has been recently longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.
"Ireland's growing cadre of first rate thriller writers is already a thing to marvel at, and Jane Casey is emerging as one of its most accomplished members." * Irish Central * "The Last Girl has a searing opening . . . Casey handles several plot lines with ease, and she's come up with an attractive series character in DC Maeve Kerrigan." * Sunday Times * "This is a lively, gritty thriller. Every scene is well timed. The characters are quickly, expertly drawn. You will turn the pages fast, looking for every clue. I hadn't read Jane Casey before but I will read her again." -- William Leith * Evening Standard * "A truly modern detective tale" * Stylist Magazine * "Reminiscent of Lynda La Plante's Jane Tennison . . . there is something quietly and enjoyably subversive about the character of Maeve Kerrigan. She is no superwoman, she lacks supernatural acuity, and she doesn't even have so much as a single dragon tattoo. What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections. The Last Girl won't be the last you'll be hearing of her." * Irish Independent *