31 March 2016

'The Bridge' creator on his new show 'Marcella'

Anna Friel starts in ITV's new eight-part series Marcella which begins next week. Here its co-creator Hans Rosenfeldt explains how it came about.

29 March 2016

Debut thriller from Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard's debut thriller Distress Signals is due to be published in the UK and Ireland on 5 May 2016.

28 March 2016

A blast from the past: Raymond Queneau

An unusual historical treatment of Ireland's Easter Rising is the 1947 novel We Always Treat Women Too Well (On est toujours trop bon avec les femmes).

25 March 2016

John Simenon on ITV's new Maigret films

Rowan Atkinson plays famous detective Maigret in ITV's two standalone films, the first of which will be shown this Easter. Here Georges Simenon's son John, who is executive producer of the new films, talks about his father and the new production.

24 March 2016

Adrian Dunbar's 'Line of Duty' team are back

Line of Duty, the cops-versus-cops series filmed in Northern Ireland, returns for a third season tonight at 9 pm on BBC 2.

23 March 2016

Annemarie Neary turns to crime fiction

London-based Irish writer Annemarie Neary's first crime novel Siren is a psychological thriller.

22 March 2016

'Tiger Raid' thriller set for Tribeca festival

Brian Gleeson (above) and Damien Molony play two Irish mercenaries on a covert mission to a "tiger kidnapping" in the Iraqi desert in the new thriller Tiger Raid.

The Irish co-production is adapted from Mick Donnellan's play Radio Luxembourg and produced by Dublin-based Samson Films and London's Story Films. Its world premiere is at next month's Tribeca Film Festival.

21 March 2016

Sam Millar's real-life heist to become film

Irish crime novelist Sam Millar's memoir about how he carried out one of the biggest heists in US history is to be turned into a feature film.

20 March 2016

Anna Friel in Nordic-style thriller 'Marcella'

Anna Friel plays a London police detective in the eight-part crime drama Marcella, coming soon to ITV.

18 March 2016

Rankin has another Rebus on the way

Scottish author Ian Rankin has announced his next full-length Rebus novel. Rather be the Devil takes its title from a track on the late John Martyn's album Solid Air.

15 March 2016

BOTM: Ava McCarthy's 'Dead Secret'

Our March 2016 Book of the Month: Dead Secret.

The author: Ava McCarthy, taking a break from her Harry Martinez series with this standalone thriller.

The genre: psychological / domestic noir / chase.

14 March 2016

A Dublin gothic murder mystery

Caroline Barry, author of two YA novels (The Rocket Girl and Isadora Elzbeth), makes her first foray into adult fiction with The Dolocher.

12 March 2016

Bollywood crime thriller shot in Ireland

Dublin may look great in it, but a new Bollywood film mainly shot in Ireland has been getting very mixed reviews.

10 March 2016

Second novel by Jo Spain

Jo Spain's follow-up to her bestselling debut novel With our Blessing is Beneath The Surface, the second book in her "Inspector Tom Reynolds" series.

9 March 2016

First look: Rowan Atkinson as Maigret

ITV has released a preview of Maigret Sets A Trap, one of two standalone dramas with Rowan Atkinson as the French detective and Budapest standing in for 1950s Paris.

The cast includes Irish actors Fiona Shaw and Aiden McCardle, as well as Shaun Dingwall, Lucy Cohu, Leo Starr, Rufus Wright, Hugh Simon, David Dawson, Colin Mace and Rebecca Night.

It will be broadcast on ITV in the 9pm slot on Easter Monday, 28 March 2016. France 3 is among other stations that have already bought the drama.

Murder Ink's Dilys Barbara Winn (1939-2016)

Her recent obituary in the New York Times said she "more than any single figure came to define modern mystery fandom", and the Rap Sheet simply headlined its own obituary "Winn Lost". Originally from Dublin, Dilys Winn became a major figure on the international crime fiction scene.

8 March 2016

Book 6 in Tana French's Murder Squad series

The sixth book in Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series, The Trespasser, is due out on 11 August 2016. This time the main narrator switches to Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive, working-class detective featured in The Secret Place (2014).
Conway is working well with detective Stephen Moran, but the rest of the murder squad are closing ranks to get rid of her. After the duo get a case that looks like a routine lovers' tiff, they realise someone in the squad is trying to steer the investigation.

7 March 2016

'Class A' teaser trailer

In Class A, Deep Web Films' upcoming Dublin crime drama, two dealers seem untouchable thanks to an innovative drug importation system, until a corrupt detective intervenes.

More updates at facebook.com/classafilm and facebook.com/deepwebfilms.

5 March 2016

Kate McQuaile's debut novel

Kate McQuaile's debut novel is the psychological thriller What She Never Told Me.

4 March 2016

Interview with 'Trapped' star Olafur

Olafur Darri Olafsson, who plays the smalltown police chief in Trapped, talked recently to BBC Radio 4 about the Icelandic drama's "surprise" success and snowstorms. Trapped is currently broadcast on BBC Four and RTÉ 2 on Saturday nights.

3 March 2016

Blast from the past: Shaun Herron

Besides writing crime novels, Shaun Herron (1912-1989) was a journalist, soldier, intelligence officer and cleric.

1 March 2016

'Deutschland 83' star really can play piano

From its opening episode, fans of Deutschland 83 will know that Jonas Nay's character Martin Rauch can't play the piano. In real life Jonas is a trained musician, and plays keyboards, bass, guitar and sings in the four-piece German band Northern Lights.