12 September 2017

New Belfast thriller by John Steele


John Steele's debut novel Ravenhill is a thriller set in his home town of Belfast. It is the first book in a series featuring Jackie Shaw, and has been described by Tony Parsons as "a taut, intelligent thriller that ranks as the best Belfast thriller since Harry's Game by Gerald Seymour".

4 September 2017

Irish authors at 'Bloody Scotland' festival


Irish author Liz Nugent explores Celtic and criminal connections with Scottish writer Denise Mina this Sunday as part of the Bloody Scotland festival. It takes place in Stirling from 8-10 September.

22 June 2017

Domestic noir debut by OfficeMum blogger


Andrea Mara is a freelance writer and award-winning blogger (OfficeMum.ie) who lives with her family in Dun Laoghaire.

Published by Poolbeg, her debut novel The Other Side of the Wall was partly inspired by the constant night-time waking of her youngest child - though Andrea is quick to point out that unlike her main character she never saw a body in the neighbours' garden!

16 June 2017

Crime fiction panel at Boyle Arts Festival


Declan Burke, Louise Phillips, Arlene Hunt and Andrea Carter will take part in a crime writing panel at the Boyle Arts Festival on 22 July, in the Family Resource Centre at 5 pm.

15 June 2017

Jack Holland (1947-2004)


Belfast-born writer Jack Holland was a journalist, novelist, poet and crime fiction author.