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Ruth Mary McIver is a Dublin-born, Melbourne-based crime writer who grew up in Perth, Western Australia and the US. She is represented by The Story Factory.

I Shot the Devil is being released simultaneously in Australia and the UK in September 2021. Billed to be the crime thriller of 2021, it can be pre-ordered here.  You can read an extract from I Shot the Devil, which was the winner of the Richell Prize (2018) in The Guardian

Ruth's first (unpublished) novel, Nothing Gold, was runner up in the inaugural Banjo Awards, with Harper Collins (2018) and was selected to be pitched at the Bloody Scotland Crime Festival  (2014). Ruth’s novel-in-verse, The Sunset Club (2014), is a DIY publication that was adapted for the stage and highly commended in the Anne Elder category by the Fellowship of Australian writers.


Ruth received her Ph.D. in 2019 from Curtin University. You can call her Doctor Ruth. She is based in Melbourne and perhaps, predictably loves coffee and music. Her other passions are animals, movies (especially horror), and true crime. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter for pictures of her cat, Stevie Nicks.

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