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.