Brian McGilloway is an author hailing from [Londonderry], Northern Ireland. Born in 1974, he studied English at Queens University Belfast, where he was very active in student theatre, winning a prestigious national Irish Student Drama Association award for theatrical lighting design in 1996. He is currently Head of English at St. Columb's College, Londonderry. McGilloway's debut novel was a crime thriller called Borderlands. Borderlands was shortlisted for a Crime Writers' Association Dagger award for a debut novel.In 2007 McGilloway signed with Pan Macmillan to write three crime thrillers in his Inspector Devlin series. The sequel to Borderlands, Gallows Lane, was published in April, 2008, followed by Bleed A River Deep in 2010. The fourth book in the series, The Rising, was published in spring 2011, and the fifth, "The Nameless Dead", on 10th May 2012.McGilloway lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children.