14 April 2017

St Hilda's Mystery and Crime Conference 2017

The role of location in crime fiction is the theme of this year's St Hilda's Mystery and Crime Conference in Oxford, running from 18 to 20 August. Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (above) is guest of honour.

13 April 2017

David Hare pens BBC's new London thriller

Leading playwright David Hare is behind the BBC's new four-part thriller Collateral, starring Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Nicola Walker and Billie Piper.

5 April 2017

Liam Neeson set to play Philip Marlowe

Variety has revealed that Liam Neeson is to play Philip Marlowe in the screen adaptation of The Black-Eyed Blonde. John Banville's novel - writing as Benjamin Black - is based on the iconic private eye character originally created by  Raymond Chandler.

4 April 2017

A night with Jo Nesbø in Dublin's RDS

Best-selling Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø visits Dublin this April in an event marking the launch of the International Literature Festival Dublin.

31 March 2017

Ben Wheatley and Cillian Murphy on 'Free Fire'

Scannain recently interviewed director Ben Wheatley and actor Cillian Murphy at the Dublin International Film Festival about their new black comedy thriller Free Fire.

27 March 2017

Stuart Neville pens 'Haylen Beck' thriller

Award-winning writer Stuart Neville upcoming thriller Here and Gone will be published under the pseudonym Haylen Beck.

23 March 2017

Ciaran Carson's Belfast crime thriller

While Ciaran Carson is best known as a leading poet, he has also written at least one crime novel.

20 March 2017

Gordon Thomas (1933–2017)

Based for many years in County Wicklow in Ireland, the Welsh writer Gordon Thomas (1933–2017) was best known as an investigative journalist and prolific author on secret intelligence topics. He also wrote five thrillers featuring Mossad secret agent David Morton.

7 March 2017

3 March 2017

Sheila Connolly's 'County Cork Mystery' series

American writer Sheila Connolly's "County Cork Mystery" series revolves around Maura Donovan, a Bostonian who goes to Ireland after the death of her grandmother, her last surviving relative, and decides to stay. She later inherits a pub in the town of Leap from a close friend of her grandmother.

17 February 2017

Crime fiction authors at Airfield Readers' Day

Crime authors Alex Marwood, Jane Casey and Sam Blake (Vanessa O'Loughlin) will talk about their latest novels with Declan Burke as part of Airfield Readers' Day in Dundrum on Saturday 18 March 2017.

Other writers taking part in the day include Carmel Harrington, Hazel Gaynor, Fionnuala Kearney, Claudia Carroll and Kate Beaufoy. It is a forerunner of the Mountains To Sea festival, which runs from 22 to 26 March.

16 February 2017

Stefanie Martini stars in 'Prime Suspect' prequel

Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid and Blake Harrison star in the prequel Prime Suspect: 1973. Martini, who has also appeared in Endeavour and Emerald City, will play a 22-year-old Jane Tennison at the start of her career in the Metropolitan Police.

13 February 2017

Len Deighton’s 'SS-GB' begins this week

The BBC's adapatation of Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history novel SS-GB begins on BBC One next Sunday, 19 February at 9pm.

10 February 2017

Galway event: networks in the crime genre

"Networks and Connections in the Crime Genre" is the theme of the International Crime Genre Research Group's seventh biennial conference. It takes place on 26-27 May 2017 at NUI Galway.

9 February 2017

Lars Mikkelsen in major Eurocrime series

Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing) returns to our screens in six-part pan-European crime drama The Team on More 4 and Walter Presents from 17 February.

5 February 2017

Ardal O'Hanlon stays on in 'Death in Paradise'

Ardal O'Hanlon is to stay on as the latest lead detective in BBC One’s crime drama series Death in Paradise.

3 February 2017

Catherine Ryan Howard on 'Distress Signals'

Distress Signals author Catherine Ryan Howard answers readers' questions about this week's publication of the US edition of the book, and talks about her follow-up novel and what she's reading at the moment.

1 February 2017

Brendan Gleeson in new Stephen King thriller

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson heads the cast of Mr. Mercedes, a new 10-part series based on Stephen King's hardboiled detective novel of the same name.

27 January 2017

Courses with Declan Burke and Louise Phillips

Two leading names on the Irish crime fiction scene, Declan Burke and Louise Phillips, will be presenting writing courses at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin this spring.

23 January 2017

Brian Cleary's thriller 'The Truth Will Out'

Dublin writer Brian Cleary's debut novel The Truth Will Out, a thriller set in Ireland, has already garnered rave reviews, including Joe Duffy's Liveline on RTÉ Radio 1 last month and Liz Nugent.

13 January 2017

15th Charlie Parker novel is due next April

A Game of Ghosts, John Connolly's 15th novel featuring Charlie Parker, his haunted PI from Maine, will be published in the UK and Ireland on 6 April 2017, and in the US about four months later.

12 January 2017

Adrian McKinty on Duffy and locked room mysteries

A recent video interview with Adrian McKinty, shot in a 1980s BMW while driving around Berlin.

10 January 2017

Actor Ciarán McMenamin pens thriller 'Skintown'

Irish actor Ciarán McMenamin may be a familiar face in the theatre and on the big and small screens, but next April will also see his debut thriller Skintown. It is already being touted by publishers Doubleday Ireland as energetic, adrenaline-fuelled and even "reminiscent of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting".

9 January 2017

Ian Rankin's RebusFest to mark 30th anniversary

The 30th anniversary of Ian Rankin's Rebus series will be marked by a RebusFest in Edinburgh. Set in the city, his first Rebus novel Knots and Crosses was released on 19 March 1987.

5 January 2017

Calling crime writers in County Laois

Ballylinan Library in County Laois is to host a crime writers group every second Wednesday at 6.30 p.m., starting this month.