31 May 2016

A blast from the past: 'Yeats is Dead'

Yeats is Dead (2001) is a best-selling crime novel with a difference: each of its 15 chapters was written by a different Irish writer.

30 May 2016

'Emerald Noir' in the Attic Sessions

Irish crime fiction comes under the spotlight in the latest Attic Sessions video podcast. Presenter Nessa O'Mahony talks to authors Louise Phillips and Paul Perry, one half of the "Karen Perry" duo. In the final 10 minutes or so they also read from their recent work.

More video podcasts at theatticsessions.tv

26 May 2016

Anthony Horowitz talks about 'New Blood'

Bestselling author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz, creator of Foyle's War, talks about New Blood, his new series that begins on BBC 1 on 9 June at 9 pm.

24 May 2016

Irish authors make CWA Daggers longlists

There is very strong Irish interest in the longlists for this year's Crime Writers’ Association Daggers, Jake Harrington reports.

22 May 2016

Peter Harness on adapting Wallander for the BBC

Kenneth Branagh returns tonight as Inspector Kurt Wallander in the first of three new feature-length episodes of the BBC series.

Peter Harness, who wrote all three episodes of the 2012 season and two episodes from this season, talks about the final series and Henning Mankell's novels.

20 May 2016

Maureen Martella's 'Annie McHugh' PI series

Maureen Martella's "Annie McHugh, PI" series veers towards cosy and romantic comedy. It beings with Annie's New Life (2000).

19 May 2016

Alan Glynn's 'Paradime' to become TV series?

Irish author Alan Glynn's new doppelganger novel Paradime could be heading to TV.  ITV Studios America has bought the rights to the conspiracy thriller.

17 May 2016

New RTÉ documentary series 'The Guards'

A new two-part TV documentary shadows police officers in Dublin city centre as they handle street crime and major public events. RTÉ and Zucca Films had "exclusive access to officers working on the ground" over two years. The Guards will be shown on RTÉ 2 on 17 and 24 May 2016 at 9.55 pm.

16 May 2016

Harry Edger, Belfast PI

Neal Martin's recently published conspiracy thriller Souls At Zero (also available as Dead Reckoning) is set in modern-day Belfast.

12 May 2016

Cosy mysteries from Bettystown

Romance writer Kemberlee Shortland has turned to crime fiction with her novel Murder in Mornington (2015), the first in a series of "Sassy O'Brien" cosy mysteries set around the seaside village of Bettystown in County Meath.

11 May 2016

Author profile: Claire Kilroy

Though Claire Kilroy has insisted in interviews that she is not a crime or thriller writer, by her second novel Tenderwire (2006) she was being frequently and favourably compared to Patricia Highsmith.

10 May 2016

9 May 2016

Claire McGowan on 'A Savage Hunger'

Irish writer Claire McGowan talks about The Silent Dead, the fourth book in her crime series featuring forensic psychologist Paula Maguire.

5 May 2016

William Shaw's new novel: 'The Birdwatcher'

William Shaw takes a break from his "Breen and Tozer" series - featuring a second-generation Irish policeman in 1960s London - with a standalone crime novel out later this month, The Birdwatcher.

4 May 2016

Author profile: Siobháin Bunni

Siobháin Bunni has published two books with Poolbeg Press. Born in Baghdad in 1968 to an Irish mother and Iraqi father, she was educated at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, and graduated from the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin.

3 May 2016

Carlo Gébler’s tales from a Northern prison

Carlo Gébler’s The Wing-Orderly’s Tales is set in a fictional Belfast prison and weaves together anecdotes about Harold "Chalky" Chalkman’s fellow prisoners.

2 May 2016

First trailer for 'The Girl on The Train'

The film version of Paula Hawkins's best-seller The Girl on The Train, starring Emily Blunt and set in New York rather than London, is due to go on general release on 7 October 2016.