Cork's Kevin Doyle launching debut novel at No Alibis tonight

Cork author Kevin Doyle launches his debut novel tonight at No Alibis in Belfast

AWARD-winning Cork writer Kevin Doyle will launch his first novel To Keep A Bird Singing at Belfast bookshop No Alibis tonight.

Set in 2010, Doyle's crime fiction debut revolves around Noelie Sullivan, who is initially relieved to find his stolen punk records on sale in a Cork charity shop. The plot thickens when Sullivan discovers documents inside one of his album sleeves indicating that a local man who's been missing for 20 years was murdered. His subsequent inquiries bring him to the unwanted attention of characters on both sides of the law.

Doyle has won the Tipperary Short Story Award and the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award, his short stories appearing in literary journals including the Stinging Fly, the Cork Review, Southwords and the Cúirt Journal.

:: Belfast author David Park will be introducing tonight's event, tickets for which are free but must be booked in advance via To Keep A Bird Singing is out now, published by Blackstaff.

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