28 October 2016

Voting for best Irish crime fiction novel

Online voting is currently under way for this year's Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, including the crime fiction shortlist.

27 October 2016

'How to Slay a Literary Agent' in Dun Laoghaire

Sam Blake, Catherine Ryan Howard and Liz Nugent will discuss "How to Slay a Literary Agent" at the Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire at 7 pm on 24 November 2016. All three authors have been shortlisted in the crime fiction category of this year's Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Tickets via Eventbrite.ie

24 October 2016

Crime fiction course in NI with Declan Burke

Award-winning Irish crime writer and journalist Declan Burke will present a one-day course on 3rd December at Ranfurly House in Dungannon, County Tyrone, about writing crime novels. Declan has published six novels and is editor of the recently published anthology of short stories Trouble is Our Business.

Book a place via event organisers the Irish Writers' Centre.

23 October 2016

Ian Rankin in Belfast

Ian Rankin comes to Belfast this December to talk about and sign copies of his latest Rebus novel. The event organised by the No Alibis bookshop takes place at the Redeemer Central Church,101 Donegall Street, on 9th December 2016 at 7.30 pm as part of his UK tour to promote Rather Be the Devil.

18 October 2016

'Line of Duty' back on the streets of Belfast

Filming is well under way in Belfast for the fourth season of Line of Duty.  Such is the success of the gritty police series that it will be moving from BBC 2 to BBC 1.

17 October 2016

Killer Reads publishes Tanya Farrelly debut

Tanya Farrelly's debut novel The Girl Behind the Lens is published by Killer Reads this month. It's a dark psychological thriller set around the time of the big freeze in Dublin in 2010.

14 October 2016

Christy Kenneally's Fr Flaherty detective series

Christy Kenneally has written some 10 books, including three of his "Father Michael Flaherty" crime thrillers. The Flaherty character is more an action hero than a clerical detective, and the series begins with Second Son (2005).

12 October 2016

Raymond Chandler's Waterford connections

Irish crime writers Alan Glynn and Declan Hughes will take part in a commemoration of Raymond Chandler's Waterford connections at the city's annual Imagine Arts Festival this October.

7 October 2016

Denise Gough to star in 'Paula' revenge thriller

Production has begun in Belfast on the BBC's new three-part revenge thriller Paula. It stars Denise Gough in the title role, with a cast including Tom Hughes and Owen McDonnell and a script by leading Irish playwright and director Conor McPherson.