28 April 2016

James Nesbitt as the NI killer dentist

The Secret, ITV's new four-part drama about a real-life crime in Northern Ireland, begins this Friday, 29 April 2016, at 9 pm.

27 April 2016

New academic study of Irish detective novels

The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel is a forthcoming academic collection of essays published by Palgrave Macmillan.

26 April 2016

A 'comedy noir' set in Brighton and Hove

Lucy Rutherford's debut crime novel A Bunch of Lies was published last month. It is set around Brighton and features a young Irishwoman, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, who came to England to have her child.

25 April 2016

Sheila Bugler on writing a crime series

Guest post: Sheila Bugler writes about her series featuring the second-generation Irish detective Ellen Kelly.

I never set out to write a series featuring a police detective. Although I love all types of crime fiction - from cosy to chilling and all the varieties in between - I am most drawn to psychological thrillers. It’s people and their motivations that interest me most.

21 April 2016

More on Irish trio's 'Riviera' crime series

More details from Sky Atlantic on its crime drama Riviera by Neil Jordan, which is co-written by John Banville and based on an idea by former U2 manager Paul McGuinness.

20 April 2016

BOTM: Neil Jordan's 'The Drowned Detective'

Our April 2016 Book of the Month: The Drowned Detective.

The author: writer and film-maker Neil Jordan.

19 April 2016

Tríona Walsh's debut novel via writers' fair

Tríona Walsh was one of 12 finalists at the 2015 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair. Her debut novel, the crime thriller The Dead Ringer, will be published on 20 June 2016 by Liberties Press.

18 April 2016

'Asking For It' is set for the small screen

Irish author Louise O’Neill is to co-write the TV adaptation of her best-selling novel Asking for It, which was our Book of the Month last September.

16 April 2016

'Class A' gangland drama for August release

Dublin gangland crime drama Class A will be in selected cinemas this August.

Update, 27/08/16: the premiere of Dublin gangland crime drama Class A will be on September 11th 2016 at the Underground Film Festival in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.

14 April 2016

Fourth book in Laurence O'Bryan's 'Puzzle' series

The Nuremberg Puzzle, the fourth in Laurence O’Bryan's best-selling "Puzzle" series of conspiracy thrillers featuring Sean Ryan and Isabel Sharp, is published on Kindle this morning.

13 April 2016

Panels to die for at Bristol's Crimefest

The Irish contingent off to Bristol for this May's Crimefest will include authors Claire McGowan, Alan Glynn,  Ruth Dudley Edwards and the Karen Perry writing duo Karen Gillece and Paul Perry.

12 April 2016

Siobhán MacDonald's house swap murder thriller

Siobhán MacDonald's new psychological thriller Twisted River revolves around house swaps by an American family and an Irish one.

"She would never have fit as neatly into the trunk of his own car."

11 April 2016

Crime fiction at Wexford Literary Festival

The 2016 Wexford Literary Festival includes a panel on Irish crime fiction writing with Jax Miller, Ava McCarthy and Andrea Carter on Saturday 28 May.

7 April 2016

2016 Dublin Greek Film Festival

Nicholas Triandafyllidis's unusual gangster film The Sentimentalist is among the offerings at this year's Dublin Greek Film Festival.

6 April 2016

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor back in the dock again

Filming has begun in Cork on Maze, starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor. It is based on the 1983 jailbreak by 38 IRA prisoners - the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

5 April 2016

Books 3 and 4 in 'Eddie Flynn' series

The Plea, Steve Cavanagh's follow-up to his debut novel - the best-selling legal thriller The Defence - goes on release in Ireland and the UK this May. Steve also reveals on his blog that he is putting the finishing touches to the third Eddie Flynn novel in the series, The Oath, and about to begin a fourth one too.

4 April 2016

John Connolly begins Irish/UK book tour

Best-selling Irish writer John Connolly kicks off a world tour with his latest Charlie Parker novel this week.

1 April 2016

Irish crime writers in Liverpool

A half-day event about crime fiction at the Bluecoat arts centre in Liverpool this April has a decidedly Irish flavour.