Author of Reach the Shining River

Kevin Stevens is the author of two other adult novels published by Simon & Schuster UK, Song for Katya and The Rizzoli Contract, and several books for children and young adults.

His superhero fantasy for children, The Powers, is the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Reading Project for children in 2014. The Cops Are Robbers, his true crime account of New England’s largest bank burglary, was made into an NBC Movie of the Week starring Ed Asner and George Kennedy.

After many years in Dublin, Kevin now lives in Boston, where he is a book publisher.

Praise for Kevin Stevens

“With the rhythm and cadence of the prose, echoing the blues soundtrack that underscored the whole book, Stevens easily achieved that balance between crime fiction and literary fiction due to his exceptional characterisation and engaging prose.” —Raven Crime Reads

“It’s a bleak vision of the segregated society, greed and economic despair that rings very true. Reaching the Shining River is superbly plotted and suspenseful, haunting and chilling. […] The tone of the novel is beautifully reinforced by the painful and poetic lyrics of the blues that infuse this gritty Noir.” —NB Magazine

“There is a bluesy, jazzy ebb and flow throughout the novel. Swirling and dipping in language and imagery. While reading it I often had music by Billie Holiday, Bud Powell, Lester Young, and Bill “Count” Basie playing
across the room, the music supplementing the rhythm and phrasing of the writer’s words.” —Marvin Minkler, Modern First Editions

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