Patrick Dunne, born in Trim, Co. Meath, is an internationally successful crime writer. After a few years working with Bord na Móna in Dublin, Dunne studied English and Philosophy at UCD at night before joining RTÉ’s new station 2FM as a producer in 1979. After many years working on the station’s flagship Gerry Ryan Show as an actor and producer, he retired in 2004 to become a full-time writer.Dunne is the author of a number of bestselling crime novels, including A Carol for the Dead, The Lazarus Bell and The Godstone which feature crime-solving archaeologist Illaun Bowe. His work has been translated into a number of languages, including German, Dutch, Polish and Russian. His first two books, Days of Wrath and The Skull Rack, were No.1 bestsellers and sold 100,000 copies each in Germany.He now lives in Celbridge, Co. Meath, with his wife Theckla.