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Nicola Kenny was on her way to the hospital to visit her new-born baby when she was killed in a crash with a lorry on the M8 motorway. Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

The death of a young mother, on her way to hospital to see her baby when a truck collided with the back of a car in which she was a passenger, highlig(...)

Scene of the crime. Photograph: iStock

A familiar stereotype about crime novels is that they rely on a conservative sense of closure that restores order to the narrative but distorts images(...)

Full size replicas of the 1916 Proclamation are being printed at the National Print Museum as part of Printfest

Steven Spielberg’s film The Post is a forthright statement about the importance of journalism, with particular contemporary urgency, but its exci(...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

The sudden death of Irish Parliamentary Party chairman John Redmond one hundred years ago on Tuesday presented a dilemma for his supporters. The deat(...)

Patrick Nugent, a 23-year-old banqueting manager in Bunratty, died in the early hours of February 11th, 1984

The family of a banqueting manager who died in suspicious circumstances 33 years ago have expressed disappointment at the terms of reference of a new (...)

James Carol: Stephen King’s The Dead Zone was ‘the signpost that led the way for everything that followed’.

James Carol is the Scottish-born author of the Jefferson Winter series of thriller novels - the third, Prey, has just been published by Faber. He l(...)

 Ben Kane: the author of historical fiction last year walked Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for Combat Stress and Medecins Sans Frontieres  clad in full, authentic Roman dress. Photograph: NorthNewsAndPictures

Ben Kane, described by Wilbur Smith as “the rising star of historical fiction”, has written nine novels. The latest, the fourth in his Hannibal ser(...)

Refreshing ambition: Jeffery Deaver. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

The crime novel may depend on violence for its narrative impetus, but fire needn’t always be fought with fire. Jeffery Deaver’s The Kill Room (Hodder (...)