Buckley is currently appearing in BBC’s big-budgeted adaption of Wilkie Collins’s novel ‘The Woman in White’

“Sure nobody ever recognises me,” says Jessie Buckley. “I’m always scurrying around London under a hat and looking like a homeless person.” She laugh(...)

Fans of TV3’s Red Rock have been waiting all summer to find out who killed Brian McGonigle, played by Sean Mahon.

So, who killed Brian? Red Rock’s principal baddie, played malevolently by Sean Mahon, was dispatched to soap hell at the end of the last season and (...)

Clockwise from top left, Alex Barclay, Marty Whelan, Louise Phillips and Kevin Barry

  Alex Barclay My livingroom bookshelves are my favourite part of the house. They arrived as big, filthy, spider-covered pieces of oak(...)

Michael Hordern in a BBC adaptation of MR James’s Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You My Lad

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Jane Casey: “I’d love to write something about London during the second World War. That sense of constant threat, the backdrop of the blackout and broken buildings, the breakdown of social barriers, the now-or-never frantic feel to human relations, the casual heroism – all potent stuff for a novelist”

Born and brought up in Dublin, Jane Casey has been twice shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award. The Kill, the fifth novel featuri(...)

Evil intent: a common thread in crimewriting is the question, ‘What makes a person want to commit murder?’. Photograph: Istockphoto

If you’re a regular consumer of crime fiction you can’t help but notice that among the murders, mysteries and mayhem lurks a small but signific(...)