Clare Clarke is an Irish writer and academic, who holds a BA, MA, and a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. Since 2014, Clare has been Assistant Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She is known as a leading expert on Victorian true crime and on detective fiction, a passionate teacher and researcher of the human stories and social issues behind crime narratives from the Victorian era to the present day.
She has published two books and dozens of articles on crime and detective fiction. Her first book, Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock (Palgrave, 2014) was awarded the HRF Keating prize in 2015. Her second book British Detective Fiction: the Successors to Sherlock Holmes, was published by Palgrave in 2020.
She lives in Belfast with her husband and two cats.