Sam Blake (the pen name of the writer Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin), author of eight bestselling books in total, has been shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the year three times (2016, 2021 and 2022). Her debut novel, Little Bones (2016) was her first runaway success. Her latest adult work, The Mystery of Four had the distinction of being knocked off the top of the bestseller lists by the juggernaut Spare, written by a fellow English exile (Sam lives in Wicklow but is originally from Hertfordshire). With Something Terrible Happened Last Night Sam has written her first (of many?) books for a young adult audience. Sam will be in conversation with Deirdre Hurley.