28 November 2016

Aberdeen to get 'Granite Noir' festival

Aberdeen is to host its first "Granite Noir" crime fiction festival from 24 to 28 February 2017. There will be talks, film screenings and workshops, and guests include leading writerrs Denise Mina, Christopher Brookmyre and Stuart MacBride and some Scandinavian authors.

24 November 2016

Retired diplomat creates Belfast detective series

Development aid consultant and retired diplomat Derek Fee has published seven non-fiction books as well as five thrillers featuring a Belfast-based PSNI detective.

21 November 2016

Andrew Hughes pens second historical crime novel

The Coroner's Daughter is Andrew Hughes's follow-up to his debut novel, The Convictions of John Delahunt (2013). Due to be published in February 2017, it features a young female sleuth operating at the dawn of modern forensic science.

17 November 2016

Tana French and Graham Norton in book awards

The Trespasser by Tana French has won the crime category in the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Graham Norton's debut novel Holding was winner in the Popular Fiction Book of the Year category, and Liz Nugent's Lying in Wait took the "Ryan Tubridy Show Listener’s Choice" award.

15 November 2016

Karen Perry novel 'Girl Unknown' for TV

Tiger Aspect, the people behind BBC gangster saga Peaky Blinders, are planning a TV series based on the "Karen Perry" novel Girl Unknown, the psychological thriller by writing duo Paul Perry and Karen Gillece.

Meanwhile the Irish Times reports that the Dublin-based duo are also working with Irish film company Subotica on the adaptation of their first novel together, The Boy That Never Was.

8 November 2016

Debut author: Allan McCreedy

Systems Failing is Allan McCreedy's first full-length novel, a thriller set in Belfast and Dubai and introducing freelance computer analyst Clark Radcliffe.

7 November 2016

Former Garda detective pens police procedural

Former Garda detective T.R. Croke's debut novel The Devil's Luck is published this morning. The police procedural and conspiracy thriller features
Detective Kate Bowen of Dublin’s Surveillance and Intelligence Unit.

5 November 2016

Crime fiction night at Laois Leaves Festival

The Laois Leaves Literary Festival includes a crime fiction night at Dunamaise Arts Centre on Saturday, 12 November. Irish authors Louise Phillips, Niamh O’Connor and Andrea Carter will be joined by visiting writer Thomas Enger, the Norwegian author of the Henning Juul series.

4 November 2016

'T2: Trainspotting' official trailer

T2: Trainspotting is set 20 years after the original Trainspotting film, with the same main characters and cast (Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Kelly MacDonald), and director Danny Boyle.

3 November 2016

Chris O'Dowd begins shooting 'Get Shorty'

Irish actor and writer Chris O'Dowd has begun filming the "re-envisioned" remake of Elmore Leonard's dark comedy thriller Get Shorty in Los Angeles. Production will also take place in Albuquerque through to May 2017.