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Dublin Murders coming to BBC One

The Dublin Murder Squad series of crime novels by Tana French are being adapted for television by the BBC and RTE. Starting on Monday 14 October, BBC One will be broadcasting Dublin Murders, a crime show based on the books In the Woods and The…
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The Day That Never Comes

Written by Caimh McDonnell — It was during New Talent November last year that we first met Paul Mulchrone, the failed ‘granny whisperer’ and all-around trouble magnet in Caimh McDonnell’s debut novel A Man With One of Those Faces. Now Paul is back, and, yes, he’s in trouble…
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With Our Blessing

Written by Jo Spain – Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, and the abuse that occurred inside them, has been well documented over recent years. Now it serves the background for the debut novel by journalist Jo Spain. It is a subject close to the author’s heart as her father…
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Aloysius Tempo

Written by Jason Johnson — Aloysius Tempo was brought up hard. His mother, uncertain of which side of the Irish political divide his father came from, abandoned him a few days after his birth. She left him beside a stream, his cradle a plastic beer…
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Are You Watching Me

Written by Sinéad Crowley — Liz Cafferkey works at Tír na nÓg in Dublin. In Gaelic it means The Land of The Young, a place in pre-Christian Irish myth. That’s ironic because in reality Tír na nÓg is a shabby drop-in centre for elderly men. They serve cups…
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Only We Know

Written by Karen Perry — The author Karen Perry is, in fact, a crime-writing double act hoping to follow the success of Nicci French. Paul Perry and Karen Gillece are a poet and novelist who teamed up to pen psychological thrillers about familiy guilt and secrets….
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Stumped

Written by Rob Kitchin — Grant, a new arrival from England to Dublin, and his wheelchair-bound companion, Mary have a problem. Grant’s flatmate, Sinead, has gone missing from the house they share, only a bloody severed finger left in her place. There’s also a note addressed…
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