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In this episode, we discuss the MOTIVE festival in Canada and the Joffe Books Prize, chat to crime writer and ecology professor Harini Nagendra, and examine the notion of male trees v female trees and their effect on Abir's hayfever. Meanwhile, Vaseem is elected as the first non-white chair of the 70-year-old UK Crime Writers' Association...
In this epside we talk to superstar American crime writer Robert Dugoni, reflect on our visit to the British Book Awards, and discuss appropriate behaviour at literary festivals
A special episode recorded live at the 35th Malice Domestic crime fiction convention in Maryland, USA where we debate the eternal question... Which is better? American or British Crime Writing?
In this episode we chat to Sophie Hannah, discuss the new Hercule Poirot novel, and talk about authors whose iconic characters have been taken up after their death
In this episode we talk to former cop turned crime writer Graham Bartlett, investigate the world's oldest police forces, and walk in the footsteps of Napoleon
In this episode we talk to crime writer Alis Hawkins, discuss the Welsh Rebecca Riots, chat about Gŵyl Crime Cymru, Wales' international crime fiction festival, and profile some of history's most infamous poisoners.
In this episode we chat to crime writer John Lincoln Williams, discuss his new novel, punk rock, and interviewing Great American Crime Writers, as well as his biography of pop legend Shirley Bassey. We also talk about writers who were terrible people.
In this episode we speak to renowned crime writer Andrew Taylor who leads us through Restoration England, discuss Edgar Allen Poe in London, and the TV crime show 'Ozark'
In this episode we talk to bestselling crime writer Laura Wilson, discuss Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, and the ins and outs of French publishing
In this episode we talk to crime writing legend Peter May about his new novel in which crime fiction meets climate change. We also discuss Friday the 13th, the superstitions, the films, and how numerology often trumps rational decision-making
In this episode we chat to crime writer Helen Fields, discuss her new novel The Institution, dissect Prince Andrew's autobiography, and talk about our favourite biographies, quite possibly the best biographies of all time.
In this episode we chat to thriller superstar Lisa Jewell, discuss a cunning plan to meet your New Year's resolutions, talk about books to look out for in 2023, and reveal 101 recipes using chickpeas that no one really wants to eat.
In this episode we chat to global crime writing superstar Jane Harper, author of The Dry, discuss Outback Noir, and pontificate on the merits of our sexy Christmas underwear
In this episode we speak to Lord Peter Hains, politician and thriller writer, discuss wildlife poaching, apartheid protests, and the different forms of meditation
In this episode we chat to literary superstar Kate Mosse and debut thriller writer Greg Mosse, discussing historical fiction, the Cathars, climate grief, eco-terrorism, women pioneers, the Matilda Effect, the Tibetan Joan of Arc … and Granny Rosie.
In this episode we talk to American crime writer Kellye Garrett, discuss why women should rule the world, and investigate weird and wonderful laws in small town America
In this episode we chat to crime writers Claire McGowan and David Beckler, discuss the Sri Lankan winner of this year's Booker Prize, and reflect on Ireland's infamous 'vanishing triangle' disappearances of women in the 1990s.
In this episode we pay tribute to the late Booker-winning novelist Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall, discuss medieval medical cures involving baked owls, and examine the Declaration of Arbroath
In this episode we interview bestselling crime writer Erin Kelly, discuss her new novel The Skeleton Key, chat about the phenomenon that was the queue for the Queen's coffin-viewing, and take a look at the world of professional mourners.
In this episode we reflect on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, interview Carnegie-winning children's writer Anthony McGowan, discuss his new book Dogs of the Deadlands - as well as the best philosopher of them all, and chat to book blogger Tracy Fenton as she rounds up her favourite crime novels of the past six months.
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Farah Egby

Upbeat and witty. Just what I need at the moment.

Apr 12th
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