My first novel, The Dark Fields, was published in 2002 by Little Brown UK and Bloomsbury USA, and was later filmed as Limitless with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Winterland was published in 2009 by Picador USA and by Faber in the UK. It was followed in 2011 by Bloodland, which won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award, and was nominated for an Edgar. The final instalment of this ‘globalisation noir’ trilogy, Graveland, was published in 2013. My latest novel, Paradime, has just been published.
‘Glynn’s sustained, rapid-fire pace hurls readers headfirst toward a gripping conclusion . . . The reader remains riveted to Eddie’s fate in this impeccably imagined and executed debut’ – Publishers Weekly on The Dark Fields/Limitless
‘As a study of human contrariness and greed, it would be hard to beat Alan Glynn’s astonishing debut . . . An addictive read and a fascinating illustration of the human need to self-destruct’ – Irish Tatler on The Dark Fields/Limitless
“Winterland sets a dramatically high benchmark for emerald noir. With all the operatic inevitability of Greek tragedy, it anatomises what greed has done to Ireland. A resonant, memorable and uncomfortable read.” — Val McDermid on Winterland
“Scarily plausible in a way that eludes most thriller writers, with an alarmingly authentic case of control freaks and loose cannons . . . I’ve not read such a multi-layered, expertly plotted portrayal of arrogance, greed and hubris in a long time–there are, as the publishers claim, echoes of John le Carre, 24 and James Ellroy here, but Glynn’s talent is all his own, and his ability to ratchet up the tension is eye-popping.” — Laura Wilson, The Guardian on Bloodland
“The matters that Glynn explores are grave indeed – widespread corruption, limitless greed, the almost hopeless pursuit of truth in an easily distracted world, and most tellingly, the degree to which every one of us is thoroughly involved in it all. It is a smashing read – timely, relevant, exciting, ambitious, and ultimately quite moving. ” — Reviewingtheevidence.com on Graveland
“. . . a doppelgänger tale of conspiracy and paranoia which starts in fourth gear, quickly revs up into fifth and thereafter roars along like an Exocet in agony . . . a fascinating psychological-thriller-cum-tragedy” — Declan Burke, Crime Always Pays on Paradime
“Deliciously creepy . . . The plot keeps moving with plenty of effective surprises, and the final chapters successfully navigate to an even darker tone.” — Kirkus Reviews on Paradime