31 December 2015
30 December 2015
2015 was a bumper year for Irish crime fiction. Among major releases were novels by - to name just ten - Alex Barclay, Louise Phillips, John Connolly, Ava McCarthy, Adrian McKinty, Benjamin Black, Sinéad Crowley, Mark O'Sullivan, Karen Perry and Anthony J Quinn.
There were also some dazzling debuts in the crime fiction department, such as novels by Steve Cavanagh, Jax Miller, Alan Walsh, Michael O'Higgins, Frankie Gaffney, Jo Spain and Kelly Creighton.
And it was a good year too for crime fiction on the small and big screen.
Here are some of our personal choices from the past year's Irish crime fiction novels, movies, TV shows and audio books...
29 December 2015
Provisionally titled Paula, it begins with a brief encounter that ends in violence, as a man and a woman get locked into a battle driven by vengeance.
While the BBC has billed this as McPherson's first original television series, it isn't his first screenplay for the station. In 2013, he wrote the last episode of the adaptation of Benjamin Black's Quirke.
23 December 2015
22 December 2015
21 December 2015
It currently has the working title Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly (from a Tom Waits song), and brings events in the Northern Ireland Troubles up to 1988...
18 December 2015
Beside the old Blarney woollen mill in County Cork, a worker's cottage guards its secrets. In 1921, a mother, father and their two young children disappeared from this house.
Ninety years later, their mummified bodies are discovered under the floorboards. The gunshot wounds in each skull look like the mark of the IRA. But as Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire reopens the cold case, the flames of old rivalries flare up once more.