Niamh O'Connor is the True Crime editor of Ireland's leading Sunday newspaper, the Sunday World. Her first novel, If I Never See You Again, was nominated for an Irish Book Award in the Best Newcomer category, and went to No.1 of the Heatseeker's charts. Taken is the second novel in the DI
Jo Birmingham series, and was published in May 2011. Niamh is also the bestselling true crime author of Blood Ties, Cracking Crime, and The Black Widow, a series of true crime books that were given away with the Sunday World and covered current, and cold case crimes, such as 'Predator', about Irish missing women suspect and the country's most feared rapist, Larry Murphy.