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  • Thick as Thieves

    By James Butler

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    A pacy urban thriller from the award-winning author of Dangerous Games
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    A pacy urban thriller from the
    award-winning author of
    Dangerous Games

     

    Joey's stepfather is back in town.
    Now the local gang boss is after him.

    Publishing 1st August 2024. Available for pre-order.

     

    Joey's stepfather Vinnie – a small time criminal who left Dublin in a hurry a year ago – is back in town.

    Next thing Quinlan, a local gang boss, is putting pressure on Joey to give him Vinnie. 

    Meanwhile, Joey's girlfriend has started college, and is loving student life.

    Joey tracks Vinnie down to warn him that he's in danger, but quickly finds himself in over his head when Vinnie gives him a USB containing extremely compromising information – for both Quinlan, and a crooked cop who has been nosing around ...

    James Butler's background is in education and drama. He holds an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. He taught in a primary school for many years in Dublin and set up a Community Drama Theatre Group (F-Troupe) while working there. He was nominated for an Irish Times theatre Award. He spent many years as a writer working in collaboration with the teenage members of Kathryn Coffey's Stage 51 Theatre Group. Some of the plays performed by the group are available on Playshare. (Youth Theatre Ireland's curated compendium of plays).

    In 2016 his radio play The Carpet Clown was produced by RTÉ Drama On One as part of the PJ O'Connor Awards.

    In 2019 his novel for young adults, Dangerous Games, was published by Little Island Books and won the Great Reads Award (2020).

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    A pacy urban thriller from the
    award-winning author of
    Dangerous Games

     

    Joey's stepfather is back in town.
    Now the local gang boss is after him.

    Publishing 1st August 2024. Available for pre-order.

     

    Joey's stepfather Vinnie – a small time criminal who left Dublin in a hurry a year ago – is back in town.

    Next thing Quinlan, a local gang boss, is putting pressure on Joey to give him Vinnie. 

    Meanwhile, Joey's girlfriend has started college, and is loving student life.

    Joey tracks Vinnie down to warn him that he's in danger, but quickly finds himself in over his head when Vinnie gives him a USB containing extremely compromising information – for both Quinlan, and a crooked cop who has been nosing around ...

    About the Author

    James Butler

    James Butler's background is in education and drama. He holds an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. He taught in a primary school for many years in Dublin and set up a Community Drama Theatre Group (F-Troupe) while working there. He was nominated for an Irish Times theatre Award. He spent many years as a writer working in collaboration with the teenage members of Kathryn Coffey's Stage 51 Theatre Group. Some of the plays performed by the group are available on Playshare. (Youth Theatre Ireland's curated compendium of plays).

    In 2016 his radio play The Carpet Clown was produced by RTÉ Drama On One as part of the PJ O'Connor Awards.

    In 2019 his novel for young adults, Dangerous Games, was published by Little Island Books and won the Great Reads Award (2020).

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