The Trap

Coming August 1 USA/August 3 UK & Ireland

Topical, twisty, and with a real heart stopper of a moment halfway in that’ll make you turn the lights back on.

Gillian McAllister, New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Run Time

The Irish Times bestseller

A September 2022 IndieNext Pick

Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2022

Catherine Ryan Howard is a master thriller writer and Run Time is up there with the best, as the movie set of nightmares she so evocatively conjures starts to turn on its lead actress. The twisty, ingenious plotting, and the atmospheric location make for a deeply chilling and unputdownable read. I didn’t want it to end!

Sarah Pearse, NY Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium

56 Days

The #1 Irish Bestseller

A New York Times and Washington Post Best Thriller of 2021

An Post Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2021

Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2023

At or near the top of any list of superb Irish thriller writers these days is Catherine Ryan Howard. Her fifth stand-alone [is] the masterly 56 Days. Timely, surprising, emotionally alive, this is about as good as suspense fiction gets.

Washington Post

The Nothing Man

A #1 Irish Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller (UK)

Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2020

A deftly blended composite of the serial killer, psychological thriller and true crime narratives … a compelling novel that brilliantly deconstructs the genre’s cliches of the charming sociopath.

Irish Times


A #2 Irish Times bestseller

Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2019

Chilling and mystifying from the get-go, this inventive Irish thriller … [tells] a tale that constantly surprises. Fresh and modern contribution to Irish noir.

Sunday Times Crime Club

The Liar’s Girl

Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel 2019

One of the Guardian’s 50 Great Thrillers by Women Since 1945

A Library Journal (USA) Best Audio Book 2018

In this, only her second book, Howard has certainly pulled off – with remarkable confidence – the notoriously difficult task of surpassing a debut novel that was met with critical acclaim and garlanded with awards.

Irish Independent

Distress Signals

An Irish Times and USA Today bestseller

Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger

Shortlisted for BGE Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2016

[A] highly confident and accomplished debut novel, impeccably sustained, with not a false note. We will hear a great deal more of this author.

Irish Times