Sam Blake has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book. Her debut novel Little Bones (Bonnier 2016) was No 1 in Ireland for four weeks, remained in the top 10 for another four, and was nominated for Irish Crime Novel of the Year. It launched the bestselling Cat Connolly trilogy.
Moving away from police procedurals Sam is keeping a focus on strong female characters, writing psychological thrillers for Corvus Books. Keep Your Eyes On Me went straight to No 1 in January 2020 and The Dark Room was published in January 2021. The Mystery of Four was published by Corvus Books in January 2023, and Sam’s YA debut Something Terrible Happened Last Night is coming in May 2023 with Gill Books.
Sam is originally from St. Albans in Hertfordshire but had lived at the foot of the Wicklow mountains for more years that she lived in the UK. She had two teenagers, three cats and lives in a 200-year-old cottage with an occasional poltergeist who moves things at the most inconvenient moments.