28 September 2016

BBC journalist John Sweeney's Irish hero

Award-winning English journalist John Sweeney became a YouTube sensation in 2007 after losing his temper with a senior member of the Church of Scientology.

His new crime thriller, Cold, has an Irish hero called Joe Tiplady who is swept up in a wave of violence and retribution.

27 September 2016

Caimh McDonnell's new comic crime caper

Stand-up comedian and scriptwriter Caimh McDonnell's debut novel A Man With One Of Those Faces is a comic crime caper set in his home town of Dublin.

26 September 2016

'Something Wicked' crime festival in Malahide

This year's "Something Wicked" Malahide Crime Writing Festival takes place on the October bank holiday weekend of 28th to 30th October.

24 September 2016

Hercule Poirot comes to Clonakilty, Co Cork

Published this month, Sophie Hannah's second Hercule Poirot novel, Closed Casket, has an Irish setting.

23 September 2016

Trailer: Cillian Murphy in 'Free Fire'

Cillian Murphy is among a very starry cast in the crime caper Free Fire, currently doing the festival circuit and due for general release next March.

16 September 2016

Bangor author Simon Maltman's new crime novel

Simon Maltman is a writer and musician from Bangor, Couty Down. His first full-length novel, published this week, is the modern noir A Chaser on the Rocks.

15 September 2016

@BookShowRTE crime special at Dublin Castle

Irish authors Liz Nugent, Arlene Hunt and Declan Hughes will take part in a live discussion about crime fiction on RTÉ Radio 1's Books Show on Culture Night this Friday, 16th September. They will also read a short story specially written for the night.

9 September 2016

Events: Stuart Neville and William Ryan

Stuart Neville and William Ryan are among the crime fiction writers taking part in the latest "First Monday" event at City University London on October 3rd at 6.30 pm.

8 September 2016

Director John Boorman pens 'Crime of Passion'

Award-winning film director John Boorman has penned his first novel. Described as darkly comic, Crime of Passion (Liberties Press) is set in the Cannes Film Festival.

3 September 2016

John Le Carré readings

The Guardian newspaper is celebrating the publication of John le Carré’s first memoir The Pigeon Tunnel by running extracts from the book, as well as short videos of actors reading from his novels. In many cases the actors were also in the film adaptations of the books.

1 September 2016

Crime fiction writers at Tallaght book festival

The Red Line Book Festival and New Island Books are hosting an evening of crime writing on October 12th in Tallaght, featuring four leading Irish crime authors.

Declan Burke will chair the event at the Civic Theatre at 8 pm with Alan Glynn, Declan Hughes and Alex Barclay. They will discuss the crime-writing process, gripping plots and characters, and Irish crime fiction past and present.