30 November 2015

BOTM: 'After the Fire' by Jane Casey

Our November "Book of the Month": After The Fire.

The author: Jane Casey.

The genre: police procedural, murder mystery.

26 November 2015

Jane Casey wins Irish crime book of year

Jane Casey's After the Fire was the Ireland AM Crime Novel of the Year in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards last night.

25 November 2015

Author profile: Kate O’Riordan

Irish writer Kate O’Riordan's day job is as a writer and executive producer on the hit ITV/PBS show Mr Selfridge.

Her other screenwriting credits include The Return (2003), the Dublin-set drama starring Julie Walters as a former alcoholic returning home after 10 years in prison for killing her violent husband. The cast included Neil Dudgeon, Ger Ryan and Pauline McLynn.

24 November 2015

The return of Inspector Celcius Daly

Silence, the third book in Anthony J. Quinn's "Inspector Celcius Daly" series, comes out in hardback this month and has already been picked by Easons as one of the best Irish novels of the year.

19 November 2015

Brendan Gleeson in Ben Affleck's next movie

Deadline.com has reported that Brendan Gleeson has joined the cast of Live By Night, Ben Affleck's adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel. The book was published in 2012 and won an Edgar Award for novel of the year.

Gleeson will play a prominent Boston police captain whose defiant son Joe Coughlin (Affleck) climbs a ladder of organised crime in the Prohibition era.

18 November 2015

Final book in Joe Joyce's 'Echoland' series

Joe Joyce has completed his "Echoland" trilogy of historical thrillers with Echowave, now out as an ebook and available in December as a paperback.

17 November 2015

40th anniversary edition of 'Harry's Game'

Gerald Seymour's debut novel Harry’s Game (1975), the first big bestseller about the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, has reached a 40th anniversary edition.

16 November 2015

Stuart Neville, Arne Dahl, Eva Dolan on tour

A crime fiction supergroup of Belfast author Stuart Neville, Arne Dahl and Eva Dolan will tour Scotland later this month to discuss everything from terrorism to the fate of refugees.

The "Urban Noir Showcase" will visit Glasgow, Inverness, Oban, East Lothian and Dumbarton from 23-25 November 2015. Full details at Dead Good Books.

13 November 2015

Pat Mullan's latest

Ireland's godfather of crime fiction Ken Bruen describes Pat Mullan's latest conspiracy thriller, A Deadly Gamble (2015), as a "wonderful novel" that "moves like a blast of adrenaline."

12 November 2015

Derry's Inspector Valberg is optioned

Desmond J Doherty’s Derry-based "Valberg" series has been optioned by Revolution Films. The London-based production company was founded by Andrew Eaton and  Michael Winterbottom, and its acclaimed film and TV productions include 24 Hour Party People, 9 Songs and Rush.

11 November 2015

Author profile: Maurice Leitch

Besides being a leading radio drama producer, Maurice Leitch is a prolific fiction writer. He was an early pioneer of Northern noir - dark crime thrillers set in Northern Ireland since the start of the Troubles in the late 1960s.

10 November 2015

Lewis's final case

Inspector Morse spin-off series Lewis ends tonight. ITV has confirmed that stars Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox have decided to retire from the police drama after 10 years playing detective duo Robbie Lewis and James Hathaway.

9 November 2015

The Bridge III

Sofia Helin talks to Nordic Noir & Beyond about The Bridge III. BBC Four will show the new season of the Scandinavian thriller from Saturday 21 November onwards. Spoiler alert: Kim Bodnia (the Martin Rohde character) has definitely left the series.

5 November 2015

'London Spy' for BBC 2

London Spy is a new five-part thriller that begins with a chance romance between two people from very different worlds - one from the intelligence services, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess.

4 November 2015

Crime fiction shortlist for BGE Irish Book Awards

The shortlists for the 2015 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards have been announced, including the Ireland AM Crime Fiction shortlist.

3 November 2015

Readings from 'Borderland Noir' anthology

Update: this reading event has been postponed

Johnny Cash makes a guest appearance in Ken Bruen's contribution to Borderland Noir, a new anthology of stories and essays of love and death across the Rio Grande.

2 November 2015

TV3 documentary on Toscan Du Plantier case

A new four-part documentary by leading Irish film director Jim Sheridan about the Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder case is currently in post-production.