14 April 2017

St Hilda's Mystery and Crime Conference 2017


The role of location in crime fiction is the theme of this year's St Hilda's Mystery and Crime Conference in Oxford, running from 18 to 20 August. Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (above) is guest of honour.

13 April 2017

David Hare pens BBC's new London thriller


Leading playwright David Hare is behind the BBC's new four-part thriller Collateral, starring Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Nicola Walker and Billie Piper.

5 April 2017

Liam Neeson set to play Philip Marlowe


Variety has revealed that Liam Neeson is to play Philip Marlowe in the screen adaptation of The Black-Eyed Blonde. John Banville's novel - writing as Benjamin Black - is based on the iconic private eye character originally created by  Raymond Chandler.

4 April 2017

A night with Jo Nesbø in Dublin's RDS


Best-selling Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø visits Dublin this April in an event marking the launch of the International Literature Festival Dublin.

31 March 2017

Ben Wheatley and Cillian Murphy on 'Free Fire'


Scannain recently interviewed director Ben Wheatley and actor Cillian Murphy at the Dublin International Film Festival about their new black comedy thriller Free Fire.