Stuart Neville

Stuart Neville
Born Armagh, Northern Ireland
Occupation Novelist, short story writer
Genre Mystery, Thriller

Stuart Neville is a Northern Irish author known mainly for his novel The Twelve or, as it is known in the United States, The Ghosts of Belfast.


The Twelve was placed on the Best of 2009 lists by both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and the "Ultimate Summer" list by the Daily Mail.[1][2][3] The book has been given full reviews in a number of publications in the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom, appearing in The New York Times, The Irish Times, Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly and The Guardian, among others.[4][5][6][7]

Collusion, the sequel to The Twelve, was published in the United Kingdom by Harvill Secker in August 2010, and in the USA by Soho Press in October 2010. The book was reviewed in New York Journal of Books.[8]

Ratlines was published in January 2013 in the US by Soho Crime. It was reviewed in New York Journal of Books.[9]



Short Stories

Awards and nominations

The Ghosts of Belfast, the American edition of The Twelve, won the Mystery/Thriller category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in April 2010.[10] It also won the New Voice category of the 2010 Spinetingler Awards,[11] and was nominated for the 2010 Dilys Award, Anthony Award, Barry Award, and Macavity Award.[12][13]


  1. Weinman, Sarah (6 December 2009). "'Ravens' by George Dawes Green is among the year's best mysteries and thrillers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  2. Stasio, Marilyn (3 December 2009). "Notable Crime Books of 2009". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  3. Pearson, Amber; Carla McKay & Geoffrey Wansell (15 July 2009). "The Ultimate Summer Reading List". Daily Mail. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  4. Stasio, Marilyn (13 November 2009). "Death's Hit Man". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  5. Sansom, Ian (25 July 2009). "Hard men and hard truths in modern Belfast". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  6. Weinman, Sarah (27 September 2009). "Dark Passages: Seeking peace for himself and his victims". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  7. Barr, Nicola (5 July 2009). "The haunting of Gerry Fegan". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  8. New York Journal of Books book review: Collusion by Stewart Neville.
  9. New York Journal of Books book review: Ratlines by Stewart Neville.
  10. Kellogg, Carolyn (23 April 2010). "L.A. Times Book Prizes: Dave Eggers takes two". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  11. "2010 Spinetingler Award Best Novel: New Voice Winner". Spinetingler Magazine. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  12. "The Dilys Award". Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  13. "Anthony, Barry and Macavity Awards". Retrieved 1 July 2010.
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