31 August 2015
BBC 4 is to screen Swedish crime thriller series Beck, loosely based on the Martin Beck detective novels.
The highly influential books by writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö were originally published between 1965 and Wahlöö's death in 1975.
27 August 2015
Peter James's hit production The Perfect Murder will come to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin from 15-20 February 2016 as part of its tour of the UK and Ireland.
Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace will star in the dark comedy thriller - their first stage appearance together - during their break from EastEnders.
26 August 2015
25 August 2015
24 August 2015
Bartholomew Gill was the pen name of Mark C. McGarrity (July 22, 1943 - July 4, 2002). The Irish-American author wrote 22 mystery novels set in Ireland, featuring Detective Inspector (later Chief Superintendent) Peter McGarr.
20 August 2015
19 August 2015
Irish writer Nicola White won the 2013 Dundee International Book Prize with her debut novel, the crime thriller In The Rosary Garden (2013), beating competition from more than 350 entries.
The book was partly inspired by the Ann Lovett case in Granard, and by the Kerry Babies Tribunal, which White attended in 1984.
18 August 2015
One of this autumn's highlights from BBC Northern Ireland is the adaptation of David Park's novel The Truth Commissioner (2008).
Roger Allam (Endeavour, The Thick of It) and Sean McGinley (Roddy Doyle's Family, The Fall, Love/Hate) head the cast.
17 August 2015
Louise O'Neill's books may be marketed as Teen / Young Adult, but inside the "doll" covers are harrowing themes. Her dystopian debut novel Only Ever Yours (2014) was an immediate publishing sensation
Her second book, Asking For It, is published on 3 September 2015 and advance reviews already suggest that it too will be an award-winning best-seller.
14 August 2015
Despite a prolific output during his long lifetime, he only got around to publishing his first and only crime thriller, From The Left Hand (2005), when he was 85.
He is probably best known for his nine stage plays, numerous short stories, 14 TV plays for various stations, and his many writing credits for RTÉ television including Tolka Row, The Riordans, Glenroe and Wanderly Wagon.
He published his first novel, Vintage Red, in 2004. From The Left Hand came out the following year and is a thriller about a serial killer.
13 August 2015
Some covers of Dublin-born author Keith Ridgway's Hawthorn & Child (2012) have the subtitle "A set of misunderstandings". The book builds up these misunderstandings and uncertainties using many narrators and perspectives.
12 August 2015
10 August 2015
1. Black is the alter ego of Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville. His "Quirke" series about a pathologist is set mainly in 1950s Ireland.
2. He began writing his first Quirke book in March 2005 - the same year that his 14th novel, The Sea, won the Booker Prize. This first Quirke novel was based on a screenplay for an earlier TV mini-series that never got made, and became Christine Falls (2007).