Crime Novel

Praise for Before He Kills Again

I’m delighted with the response to Before He Kills Again. Here is some praise and reviews: Michelle Dunne, in the Irish Examiner: Before He Kills Again feels to me like a glimpse into the realities of a murky criminal world and the battle of wills taking place within the ranks of those investigating. Coakley’s portrayal of Cork City gives such a strong sense of place, and his simple but elegant prose keeps the story moving, sweeping the reader along and keeping us gripped from start to finish. What we also have here is a rather shocking double climax which is very satisfying. I’m ready for much more of Tim Collins and could easily see myself watching this Cork Rebus-esque detective onscreen. It’s an expertly crafted, unflinching, and creepy-as-hell thriller. Tadhg Coakley is at the top of his game. Full review here.  Gráinne McGuinness, in The Echo: Before He Kills Again grabs

Featuring in the Cork World Book Fest in April 2023

I’m delighted to be featuring in Cork World Book Fest on April 22nd 2023. The event will take place in Triskel Arts Centre and I will be on stage with Sam Blake, in conversation with Michelle Dunne. We will be discussing our recent books and the rise of crime writing in Ireland. It was a great event in a wonderful venue. Some photos here:    

Piece on Finding Your Voice in

In this piece, I give some advice to emerging writers based on my own experiences and with some advice from Lorrie Moore and Annie Dillard. You can read it here. 

Before He Kills Again Signing Event in Waterstones Cork

Thanks to everyone who came to my signing event in Waterstone’s Cork on March 25th. Special thanks to John Breen and Waterstone’s for their support. The book is truly out now! Some photos courtesy of John Breen and Mercier Press.

Great Review of Before He Kills Again in the Irish Examiner

A stunning review of my book Before He Kills Again by author Michelle Dunne in the Irish Examiner. You can read it here.  ‘It’s an expertly crafted, unflinching, and creepy-as-hell thriller. Tadhg Coakley is at the top of his game.’

Review of Before He Kills Again in The Echo

Thrilled with this review of my new book Before He Kills Again in  The Echo by Gráinne McGuinness. You can read it here. ‘Like The Game last year, I would not be surprised to see Before He Kills Again appear on best-of lists of Irish crime fiction at the end of the year. A gripping read.’

Cover Reveal of Before He Kills Again

I’m delighted that my next book (a crime novel) will be published in March 2023 by the Mercier Press. You can preorder it here.  Here’s the cover.   Here’s a synopsis:  As the sun sets on the bustling streets of Cork city, a young woman lies brutally murdered in her own home. Former inter-county hurler turned detective Garda Tim Collins, and his new partner Deirdre Dempsey are tasked with solving the case. As they dig deeper, they uncover a sinister plot to attack more women. Against the clock and with a fierce commitment to stop the violence, Collins and Dempsey race to find the perpetrator before he kills again. But when one of Ireland’s most dangerous criminals shows up in Collins’ home patch of West Cork, that case becomes personal, too. When the case grows more vicious, the detective is pushed to the brink.  As the investigation explodes in a