Dark and ominous.

An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885. Death and Nightingales is a riveting story of love and revenge, set in the beautiful countryside of Fermanagh, Ireland in 1885; a world of spies, deception and betrayal, with simmering tensions of class, politics and religion that threaten to tear the country apart. The book brings us the story of Beth Winters trying to escape her tragic past and take control of her own life. Death by Nightingales, based on Eugene McCabe's 1992 novel of the same name, follows Beth Winters and Liam Ward as they strike up an unlikely romance in … With Matthew Rhys, Ann Skelly, Jamie Dornan, Valene Kane.

Based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic, Death and Nightingales is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the … Here’s what happened at the end of the compelling drama. "All is oblique There is nothing level in our cursed natures But direct villainy." Death and Nightingales starts with a fragment from Shakespeare's Timon of Athens as an epigraph, an ambitious non-textual device. Forecast: Known as a playwright in the 1970s, McCabe disappeared from the literary scene in the 1980s, only to return in 1992 with Death and Nightingales, a novel accorded high praise by Colm T¢ib¡n and Michael Ondaatje. DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES reached its shocking end last week on BBC Two as the 3 central characters’ paths tragically converged.