Declan Hughes is a crime novelist, a screenwriter and an award-winning playwright.
He co-founded Rough Magic Theatre Company, Dublin in 1984, and worked as Artistic Director there until 1992. His first play was I Can't Get Started, about Dashiell Hammett. Other plays are Digging for Fire (1994); and Shiver (2003). Volume 1 of his collected plays was published in 1998, and includes New Morning, Halloween Night, Digging for Fire and Love and a Bottle. His sceenwork includes co-writing The Flying Scotsman (2007).
His series of crime novels, the Ed Loy PI series, comprises The Wrong Kind of Blood (2006), winner of a Shamus Award (Best First Novel) in 2007 and shortlisted for a Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger; The Colour of Blood (2007), shortlisted for a 2008 Shamus Award (Best Novel); The Dying Breed (2008), shortlisted for a 2009 Edgar Award and 2009 Macavity and Shamus Awards (Best Novel); All the Dead Voices (2009); and City of Lost Girls (2010). His most recent novel is All the Things You Are (2014).
Declan Hughes lives in Dublin, Ireland.