6 September 2018

Dervla McTiernan's Galway police procedurals



Dervla McTiernan's debut novel The Rúin (2018) is the first in a series of police procedurals set mainly around Galway.

30 July 2018

New academic study of Irish crime fiction


Irish Crime Fiction (2018) by Brian Cliff includes chapters on Northern Irish crime fiction, novels set in the Republic, women protagonists, and transnational themes. A preview is available on Palgrave Macmillan's website, where it currently costs €96.29 in hardback or €74.96 for the ebook.

The author is Assistant Professor in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin, and co-organised the Irish Crime Fiction festival in 2013.  His other recent publications include essays on John Connolly and Tana French.

20 July 2018

Author profile: Laura Elliot


Irish writer Laura Elliot lives in Malahide, which has featured in several of her novels. Her latest psychological thriller is The Wife Before Me (2018).

8 July 2018

New Karen Perry novel already set for TV


Karen Perry’s latest thriller, Your Closest Friend (2018), has been optioned for UK television. It takes place in London on the night of a terror attack:

26 June 2018

'Love/Hate' team shoot new drama in Dublin


The team behind RTÉ's Love/Hate series have started filming Taken Down, a new Irish crime drama set in Dublin.

Spiral Pictures' Stuart Carolan, Love/Hate director David Caffrey and executive producer Suzanne McAuley have been  joined by crime fiction writer Jo Spain.

The cast includes Lynn Rafferty (above) who played Nadine in Love/Hate, as well as Brian Gleeson, Orla Fitzgerald and Barry Ward. Rafferty plays a detective  investigating the death of a young Nigerian migrant close to a Direct Provision centre.