Are you looking for a great gift, or are you just a fan of the best new Irish writing? Through our work with Irish writers, publishers and festivals we often manage to get hold of Signed First Editions of some great contemporary Irish writers (and others too!) We currently offer for these for sale in our Cow’s Lane shop and online here. You can see our current titles below – order online if you wish or reserve them via email. You can also sign-up for our Signed First Editions newsletter where we’ll keep you updated on new arrivals and pre-orders.

  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €22.50, NOW €11.25.* SIGNED 1ST EDITION HARDBACK A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with '1' on the title page - signed by the author for The Gutter Bookshop on publication in April 2019. A startling and gripping novel, Suzy, Suzy follows a teenage girl trying to understand the chaos of her family life. Suzy lives in a dysfunctional household. She can't stand her mother; her father is keeping secrets; and her brother only seems to egg on their parents' erratic and unpredictable behaviour. Alongside her friends, Suzy finds herself drawn into the downward spiral of her parents' relationship, and as a result is drawn into the centre of a mystery surrounding a murder. Forced to make impossible choices, Suzy must navigate the increasingly disturbing antics of her family and the oddities of the mystery she finds herself involved in, while also trying to survive the horrors of secondary school. Narrated by a troubled young woman, the novel weaves a tale of secrets, lies and betrayal in the pressure cooker of her formative years. William Wall is an underrated Irish master with a powerful, distinctive writing style, and an uncanny ability to create astonishingly complex and well-realised female protagonists. ISBN 9781788545501
  • 50% OFF SALE - WAS €16.80, NOW €8.40. SIGNED 1ST EDITION HARDBACK A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed by the author on publication in March 2020. A cracker' Patrick McCabe - 'An irresistible comedy' Luke Kennard Laura Cassidy is going all the way. Hollywood. Starry lights. The Walk of Fame. It's her destiny. At least, that's what her movie-obsessed father used to tell her. That was always the plan. Sure, it's been a bit slow-going, but the stars have finally aligned. The long-awaited new theatre is about to open, and their first production calls for a particularly fiery female lead. This part has Laura's name on it. There's her meddlesome older sister to get past - freshly returned from saving the world. Her occasional lover and stand-in leading man seems to think it's all a waste of time. And probably best not to mention the audition to her mother, especially after what happened last time . . . Laura just has to stay one step ahead of them all. Channelling the era of Hollywood's silver screen and told in a voice that blends devil humour, quiet mayhem, and a singled-minded optimism that might just lead to disaster, Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame tells the story of a troubled soul desperate to find her place in life. ISBN 9781509829880
  • SIGNED AND PERSONALLY DEDICATED 1ST EDITION HARDBACKS BY JOHN CONNOLLY We are happy to supply Signed and Personally Dedicated 1st Editions of John Connolly's books whenever we are able to locate them. We source these titles on a 'to order' basis and prices can vary enormously depending on current availability of 1st Editions in the market. Please contact us via the 'Contact' tab above with details of which title(s) you require. We will reply as soon as we can (it can take a little while to source information & titles) with costs and estimated delivery times. Please note that we are dependent on John's availability to add signatures/dedications so this process can take us a while... we will always supply your order as quickly as we can. A PERSONALISED MESSAGE CAN BE ADDED BY JOHN AT NO ADDITIONAL COST - WE WILL EMAIL YOU TO CHECK FOR ANY PERSONAL DEDICATIONS.
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €18.95, NOW €9.45* Signed exclusively for The Gutter Bookshop by Tana on publication in November 2020. Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force, and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But then a local kid comes looking for his help. His brother has gone missing, and no one, least of all the police, seems to care. Cal wants nothing to do with any kind of investigation, but somehow he can't make himself walk away. Soon Cal will discover that even in the most idyllic small town, secrets lie hidden, people aren't always what they seem, and trouble can come calling at his door. Our greatest living mystery writer weaves a masterful tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense, asking how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we risk if we fail. 'One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History' THE TIMES ISBN 9780241459409
  • *30% OFF SALE* - WAS €22.95, NOW €15.95. The Furies: mythological snake-haired goddesses of vengeance, pursuers of those who have committed unavenged crimes. Now, private investigator Charlie Parker is drawn into a world of modern furies. In 'The Sisters Strange', the return of the criminal Raum Buker to Portland, Maine brings with it chaos and murder, as an act of theft threatens not only to tear apart his own existence but also that of Raum's former lovers, the enigmatic sisters Dolors and Ambar Strange. In 'The Furies' Parker finds himself fighting to protect two more women as the city of Portland shuts down in the face of a global pandemic, but it may be that his clients are more capable of taking care of themselves than anyone could have imagined... Two novels in one from the master of the modern supernatural thriller. A PERSONAL DEDICATION CAN BE ADDED BY THE AUTHOR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST – WE WILL EMAIL YOU ONCE YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR ORDER TO CHECK FOR ANY PERSONAL DEDICATIONS. A Limited Edition Furies tote bag will be supplied with every book. ISBN 9781529391749
  • A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback of 'The Nameless Ones : Charlie Parker 19' by John Connolly. A Limited Edition Signed Playing Card & Tote Bag will be included with your order. A PERSONALISED MESSAGE CAN BE ADDED BY THE AUTHOR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST - WE WILL EMAIL YOU ONCE YOUR ORDER IS PLACED TO CHECK FOR PERSONAL DEDICATIONS. In Amsterdam, four people are butchered in a canal house, their remains arranged around the crucified form of their patriarch, De Jaager: fixer, go-between, and confidante of the assassin named Louis. The men responsible for the murders are Serbian war criminals. They believe they can escape retribution by retreating to their homeland. They are wrong. For Louis has come to Europe to hunt them down: five killers to be found and punished before they can vanish into the east. There is only one problem. The sixth. ISBN 9781529398342
  • A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback of 'The Land of Lost Things' by John Connolly. Any free gifts offered by John will automatically be included with your order. A PERSONALISED MESSAGE CAN BE ADDED BY THE AUTHOR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST - WE WILL EMAIL YOU ONCE YOUR ORDER IS PLACED TO CHECK FOR PERSONAL DEDICATIONS. “Twice upon a time—for that is how some stories should continue…” Phoebe, an eight-year-old girl, lies comatose following a car accident — a body without a spirit. Ceres, her mother, can only sit by her bedside and read aloud the fairy stories Phoebe loves in the hope they might summon her back to this world. But an old house on the hospital grounds, a property connected to a book written by a vanished author, is calling to Ceres. Something wants her to enter, to journey to a land coloured by the memories of childhood, and the folklore beloved of her father — a land of witches and dryads, giants and mandrakes; a land where old enemies are watching and waiting… ISBN 9781529391800
  • “Twice upon a time—for that is how some stories should continue…” Phoebe, an eight-year-old girl, lies comatose following a car accident — a body without a spirit. Ceres, her mother, can only sit by her bedside and read aloud the fairy stories Phoebe loves in the hope they might summon her back to this world. But an old house on the hospital grounds, a property connected to a book written by a vanished author, is calling to Ceres. Something wants her to enter, to journey to a land coloured by the memories of childhood, and the folklore beloved of her father — a land of witches and dryads, giants and mandrakes; a land where old enemies are watching and waiting…
  • This is the memoir of a teenage mod from the East End of London. A journey of discovery for a schoolboy dabbling with punk, funk, record shops, discos and clothes, and then... WHAAAM! An unstoppable wave of like-minded kids fall headlong in love with 60s mod culture, revived and reformatted for the 70s and 80s generation. Eddie Piller was one such kid. His life was changed forever. Written with humour, passion and attention to detail, CLEAN LIVING UNDER DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES is perhaps the ultimate mod memoir, taking us from meeting the Small Faces as a toddler, to the 1979 Mod revival, through the more purist 1980s mod scene and eventually to Acid Jazz. A born storyteller, Eddie takes us evocatively into a world of scooters, clothes, and music. We run with the crowd to decaying seaside towns, East End backstreet boozers and sweaty teenage gigs, all fizzing with an uncontainable excitement and often exploding into violence. Once mod touched your soul it changed the way you looked at life, unexpectedly broadening your horizons. In Eddie it awakens a can-do attitude that sees him setting up a fanzine, putting on club nights, hustling jobs in the music industry, and eventually setting up a record label. It even takes him to Ireland at the height of the troubles and to Australia where the local mods take him on a military exercise... Visceral and always entertaining, CLEAN LIVING UNDER DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES is a stand-out memoir that relives the thrill of the 70s and 80s, and the movement that helped make mod the most enduring and successful British youth culture of all time. Signed at his Dublin Event on Saturday 13th May 2023 ISBN 9781800960596
  • Written over the course of ten years, while the author has been living in America’s northeast and southeast, Mary O’Donoghue’s stories in The Hour After Happy Hour reach into the wounds of immigration, transit, and exile. Here are modern, surreal dilemmas of rootlessness and failed returns. Here are people in their middle years struggling to be considered, let alone understood, in the fearsome day-to-day of the twenty-first century. Here too are the borders and battlefronts between parents and children. In each of these stories language is a first and last resort, and every sentence holds the force of fate. “Measured and ceaselessly inventive stories that are full of artistry.” — Mike McCormack “With her delicate touch, keen intelligence, and fine ear for the nuances of language, Mary O’Donoghue explores the restless tension between the pursuit of ‘a brighter life’, and the irresistible pull of home that’s forever fraught with difficulty and complication.” — Carys Davies Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Hardback Edition - 100 copies produced in total, '1' on Title Page denotes 1st Edition, 1st Printing.
  • Colleen Clark stands accused of the worst crime a mother can commit: the abduction and possible murder of her child. Everyone - ambitious politicians in an election season, hardened police, ordinary folk - has an opinion on the case, and most believe she is guilty. But most is not all. Defending Colleen is the lawyer Moxie Castin, and working alongside him is the private investigator Charlie Parker, who senses the tale has another twist, one involving a husband too eager to accept his wife's guilt, a disgraced psychic seeking redemption, and an old twisted house deep in the Maine woods, a house that should never have been built. A house, and what dwells beneath. A PERSONAL DEDICATION CAN BE ADDED BY THE AUTHOR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST – WE WILL EMAIL YOU ONCE YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR ORDER TO CHECK FOR ANY PERSONAL DEDICATIONS. Any free gifts offered by John will automatically be supplied with every book.
  • Signed exclusively for The Gutter Bookshop by Tana on publication in March 2024. It’s a blazing summer when two men arrive in the village. They’re coming for gold. What they bring is trouble. Cal Hooper was a Chicago detective, till he moved to the West of Ireland looking for peace. He’s found it, more or less – in his relationship with local woman Lena, and the bond he’s formed with half-wild teenager Trey. So when two men turn up with a money-making scheme to find gold in the townland, Cal gets ready to do whatever it takes to protect Trey. Because one of the men is no stranger: he’s Trey’s father. But Trey doesn’t want protecting. What she wants is revenge. Crackling with tension and slow-burn suspense, The Hunter explores what we’ll do for our loved ones, what we’ll do for revenge, and what we sacrifice when the two collide, from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Tana French. 'Terrific - terrifying, amazing' Stephen King 'One of the greats of contemporary crime fiction' Ian Rankin 'The most important crime novelist to emerge in the last ten years' WASHINGTON POST 'Among the first rank of great literary novelists' OBSERVER ‘Lyrical, suspenseful, unpredictable’ HARLAN COBEN

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