New novel by Martin Malone

Martin Malone dropped into Farrell’s this morning to sign copies of his newest novel – “Black Rose Days”.

Martin is an Irish novelist and short story writer. His novel, The Broken Cedar, was nominated for the 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Us won the John B. Keane/Sunday Independent Award and his short story, ‘The Mango War’, won the RTÉ Francis MacManus Award in 2004. Martin’s work has also won the Killarney International Short Story Prize and was twice shortlisted for both a Hennessy Award and a P. J. O’Connor Award. Martin worked as a military policeman with the Irish Army, under the flag of the United Nations. He served five tours of duty in Lebanon and one in Iraq.

Handler1.ashx Black Rose Days is Martin’s tenth novel.

“Secrets, once disturbed, can ruin a life that has been spent trying to hide them. Two voices – one living, one dead – compete to find the truth behind the unsolved murder of Ena Tierney, committed thirty-one years ago on the Curragh Plains. Dan Somers, Ena’s husband and the chief suspect at the time of the murder, returns to Ireland in an attempt to clear his name once and for all and uncover what has been left hidden for far too long. As Dan learns of the events surrounding Ena’s death, a great turbulence roars to life that will consume everything – and everyone – in its path.”

Sounds like a book that will keep you up all night!


“A gripping and disturbing mystery, BLACK ROSE DAYS is the latest powerful work by Martin Malone, one of Ireland’s finest storytellers.” – Declan Burke

“(…) Martin Malone’s Black Rose Days, where an unsolved murder comes back to haunt. ” –


This article was published on 30th March, 2016