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Regular crime, thriller & mystery interviews, features and reviews. In Person with Paul hosted by Paul Burke, Barry's Blu-rays hosted by the editor of crimetime.co.uk and Financial Times Crime Fiction Critic, Barry Forshaw, and On the Sofa with Victoria hosted by best selling thriller writer Victoria Selman. Heads Together is a monthly magazine chat show featuring our trio of hosts and our latest venture is a review show, what's hot in crime fiction. Further information can be found at crime ...
 
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Last of the year HEADS TOGETHER - the monthly magazine show on CRIME TIME FM. PAUL, VICTORIA and BARRY discuss the Crime Time FM WATCHLIST, the latest podcasts, January 2022 releases, book-to-film-to-book?, TV adaptations of favourite detectives, these extraordinary times for crime fiction and the little fella... PAUL BURKE writes about crime ficti…
 
Book Marketing Panel- On The Sofa With Victoria With over 180K books published every year and more than 20 titles released every hour, how do you ensure yours stands out from the crowd? Quercus Publicity Director, Hannah Robinson, Chris McDonald (Blood Brothers) & Simon Bewick (Bay Tales/Noir at The Bar) share their thoughts along with lessons lear…
 
CHRIS OFFUTT chats to Paul Burke about THE KILLING HILLS, Kentucky, land and culture, spy fiction and photography. THE KILLING HILLS: Mick Hardin, a combat veteran now working as an Army CID agent, is home on a leave that is almost done. His wife is about to give birth, but they aren't getting along. His sister, newly risen to sheriff, has just lan…
 
HEATHER YOUNG chats to Paul Burke about her debut psychological thriller THE LOST GIRLS, storytelling, domestic abuse, ancient lands and family. THE LOST GIRLS: In 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes forever from her family’s summer house on a remote Minnesota Lake. Sixty years later, Lucy, Emily’s quiet and watchful older sister, lives alone i…
 
BEHIND THE MASK- Ali Land (GOOD ME BAD ME) & Will Carver (THE BERESFORD) discuss why we’re so fascinated by psychopaths, why they’re so often portrayed as highly cultured…and why Will Carver might be one. Will Carver has most recently published PSYCHOPATHS ANONYMOUS VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3xmvMeS Website for news and gi…
 
DOMINIC 'DOM' NOLAN chats with Victoria Selman about his new novel VINE STREET, 1930S Soho, obsession, history versus the past and believing in your work. VINE STREET: SOHO, 1935. SERGEANT LEON GEATS' PATCH. A snarling, skull-cracking misanthrope, Geats marshals the grimy rabble according to his own elastic moral code. The narrow alleys are brimmin…
 
JOANNE HARRIS chats to Paul Burke about her new novel A NARROW DOOR, being a schoolteacher, why genres fluid, misogyny and memory. A NARROW DOOR Now I'm in charge, the gates are my gates. The rules are my rules. It's an incendiary moment for St Oswald's school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girl…
 
GREGORY GALLOWAY chats to Paul Burke about his new novel JUST THIEVES, identity, fatalism and existential questions in the noir novel, Chandler, Cain and Get Carter. JUST THIEVES: Rick and Frank are recovering addicts and accomplished house thieves whose partnership extends beyond their professional lives. They do not steal randomly they steal acco…
 
TRUE CRIME EDITION: WHY COLD CASES ARE SO HOT- Abigail Dean (GIRL A) Sarah Sultoon (THE SOURCE) & Joseph Knox (TRUE CRIME STORY) discuss true crime, stretching the genre & the cold case they’d most like to solve. Victoria wonders what our true crime obsession says about us. VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3xmvMeS Website for new…
 
THE THREE RONNIES EPISODE HEADS TOGETHER is the monthly magazine show on CRIME TIME FM. PAUL, VICTORIA and BARRY discuss the Crime Time FM WATCHLIST, author duos, short stories and the latest podcasts . PAUL BURKE writes about crime fiction for Crime Fiction Lover, NB Magazine, Crime Time and the European Literature Network. VICTORIA SELMAN is the …
 
JS MONROE (Jon Stock) chats with Paul Burke about his new psychological thriller THE MAN ON HACKPEN HILL, crop circles, Porton Down, and James Bond in No Time To Die. THE MAN ON HACKPEN HILL: In a world full of lies, the search for truth is a deadly game... It isn't unusual for crop circles to appear overnight on Hackpen Hill. In this part of Wilts…
 
FELIX FRANCIS chats to Paul Burke about his new psychological crime novel ICED, taking on his father's thriller legacy, the home fiction factory, tea with Agatha Christie and marbling. ICED: Miles Pussett is a former steeplechase jockey. Now he gets his adrenaline rush from riding down the Cresta Run, a three-quarter-mile Swiss ice chute, head firs…
 
JANE JESMOND chats to Paul Burke about her debut thriller ON THE EDGE, Cornwall, Daphne du Maurier, free climbing a fear of heights. ON THE EDGE: Jen Shaw has climbed all her life: daring ascents of sheer rock faces, crumbling buildings, cranes - the riskier the better. Both her work and personal life revolved around climbing, and the adrenaline hi…
 
Episode 10: IMPERFECT LIVES- Cara Hunter (THE WHOLE TRUTH) & Phoebe Morgan (THE WILD GIRLS) discuss why readers can’t get enough of psychological suspense, the proliferation of ‘Girl’ titles and why a good murder makes for the perfect comfort read. VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3xmvMeS Website for news and giveaways: http://ww…
 
LINWOOD BARCLAY chats with Paul Burke about his new thriller FIND YOU FIRST, out in paperback now, character and humour, moral dilemmas in the crime novel and fresh out of college sending a manuscript to Ross Macdonald that sparked a long friendship. FIND YOU FIRST: It’s a deadly race against time… Tech billionaire Miles has more money than he can …
 
PAUL BURKE REVIEWS: Paul sorted for Crime Time, NB Magazine, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network and presents Crime Time FM. He shares his thoughts on some of the new Crime, mystery and thriller releases. Books reviewed: RICCARDINO - ANDREA CAMILLERI Mantle THE MAN ON HACKPEN HILL - JS MONROE* Head of Zeus LEMON - KWON YEO-SUN O…
 
In the latest Barry's Blu-rays, Barry Forshaw gives his usual rundown of new discs from Eureka, Severin, Indicator, Kino Lorber & Imprint, plus an interview with Arrow's Francesco Simeoni. FRANCESCO SIMEONI is Director of Content and Distribution at Arrow Films Arrow Films. BARRY FORSHAW is fiction critic for the Financial Times and provides extras…
 
DAVID HESKA WANBLI WEIDEN chats with Craig Sisterson about WINTER COUNTS, his character Virgil Wounded Horse, the Rosebud Native American Reservation, and why he receives the grand total of $1.29/quarter in rent for his land from cattle farmers. Winter Counts: If you have a problem, if no one else can help, there’s one person you can turn to. Virgi…
 
KIA ABDULLAH chats with Paul Burke about her new thriller NEXT OF KIN, Atlas & Boots, growing up in Tower Hamlets, diversity in publishing, libraries, thrilling but keeping it real. NEXT OF KIN: ON AN ORDINARY WORKING DAY… Leila Syed receives a call that cleaves her life in two. Her brother-in-law’s voice is filled with panic. His son’s nursery has…
 
HEADS TOGETHER is the monthly magazine show on CRIME TIME FM. PAUL, VICTORIA and BARRY discuss the Crime Time FM WATCHLIST, NDAs, Bloody Scotland, and the latest podcasts all in the company of special guest presenter CRAIG SISTERSON. PAUL BURKE writes about crime fiction for Crime Fiction Lover, NB Magazine, Crime Time and the European Literature N…
 
LAUREN NORTH chats to Paul Burke about her latest psychological thriller SAFE AT HOME, motherhood, village life and why: 'Don't worry.' Isn't very helpful advice. SAFE AT HOME Anna James is an anxious mother. So when she has to leave eleven-year-old Harrie home alone one evening, she can't stop worrying about her daughter. But nothing bad ever happ…
 
STRETCHING THE BOUNDARIES: Speculative fiction. CASS GREEN (The Killer Inside) & STU TURTON (The Devil and the Dark Water) VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3xmvMeS Website for news and giveaways: http://www.victoriaselmanauthor.com/ Twitter: @VictoriaSelman We love to hear from our listeners! Find me on Twitter @VictoriaSelman an…
 
STRANGER AFTER STRANGER – Fiona Cummins (WHEN I WAS TEN) & David Fennell (THE ART OF DEATH) discuss why we’re so intrigued by serial killers, what makes a good thriller and which fictional murderer they’d be most afraid to be stranded on a desert island with. Victoria concedes whichever they choose, it won’t be a party. VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Autho…
 
JOHN L WILLIAMS talks to Paul Burke about his account of the Lynette White murder in 1988 and the 'Cardiff Three' miscarriage of justice: BLOODY VALENTINE The tragic story of Britain's worst miscarriage of justice as seen on TV in the BBC Wales documentary series A Killing in Tiger Bay, in which John took part. Bloody Valentine is the story of the …
 
SIMON SCARROW chats to Paul Burke about his new to paperback thriller BLACKOUT, the importance of teaching and understanding history, challenging views of the past, writing historical fiction, Cato and Macro and how telling a joke could get you executed in Nazi Germany. BLACKOUT: Berlin, December 1939 As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their…
 
NIKKI SMITH chats to Paul Burke about her new psychological thriller LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO: Two people can keep a secret . . . if one of them is dead. Sisters Jo and Caroline are used to hiding things from each other. They've never been close - taking it in turns to feel on the outside of their family unit, playing an e…
 
Bonus Episode: THE CORKSCREW EFFECT- Sunday Times bestseller, Samantha Downing (MY LOVELY WIFE) discusses what makes a great twist, pantsing and trying to out twist yourself. Victoria doesn’t see any of it coming. VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3xmvMeS Website for news and giveaways: http://www.victoriaselmanauthor.com/ Twitter…
 
HE’S BEHIND YOU- C.J. (CAZ) Tudor, (THE CHALK MAN) & Catriona Ward (THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET) discuss the difference between crime and horror, giving monsters a human face and tapping into childhood fears. Victoria excuses herself to switch on the lights. VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3xmvMeS Website for news and give…
 
AMBER MARKS chats with Paul Burke about BECOMING MR NICE: THE HOWARD MARKS ARCHIVE. The man, the myth, the drugs smuggler, the campaigner, and an extraordinary collection of documents that shed light on his life. BECOMING MR NICE: Welcome to the personal archives of Britain's biggest dope smuggler. For 40 years Howard Marks traversed the globe: an …
 
ALAN JOHNSON chats to Paul Burke about his debut thriller THE LATE TRAIN TO GIPSY HILL. Inspirational teachers, the library education. Character and plot and why Hull isn't the money laundering capital of Europe. THE LATE TRAIN TO GIPSY HILL: A woman hiding a deadly secret. And the man who went in search of adventure, but found himself in danger ..…
 
HOLLY WATT chats with Paul Burke about THE HUNT AND THE KILL. Casey Benedict, don't give up the day job, darkness in fiction, the Arab Spring, #MeToo, prizes and why covid means Salman Rushdie won't be at your book launch. THE HUNT AND THE KILL When acclaimed undercover journalist Casey Benedict is asked to interview a young woman with cystic fibro…
 
Women in Translation Month Special SIMONE BUCHHOLZ chats to Paul Burke about HOTEL CARTAGENA, Chastity Riley, HOTEL CARTAGENA: Twenty floors above the shimmering lights of the Hamburg docks, Public Prosecutor Chastity Riley is celebrating a birthday with friends in a hotel bar when twelve heavily armed men pull out guns, and take everyone hostage. …
 
HEADS TOGETHER is the monthly magazine show on CRIME TIME FM. PAUL, VICTORIA and BARRY discuss the Crime Time FM WATCHLIST, The film version of The Dry, Victoria and Barry's upcoming books, Bloody Scotland, the latest podcasts, Sherlock on film, the Da Vinci Code and why we all deserve a Blue Peter Badge for services to... PAUL BURKE writes about c…
 
The latest Blu-ray and DVD releases from BARRY FORSHAW, including Murder By Decree, the silent version of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Hatchet For The Honeymoon and Private Hell 36. Also an interview with JONATHAN RIGBY, actor, writer, and film and DVD commentator. They discuss Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hammer Horror, Richard Pascoe (horror …
 
THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW- S.J. Watson (BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP) & Alex Michaelides (THE SILENT PATIENT) discuss the role of psychiatrists in crime fiction and why there is nothing more frightening than the human mind. Victoria ties herself in knots with the right terms. VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3xmvMeS Website for news an…
 
DANIEL COLE chats to Paul Burke about his new thriller MIMIC and the coming TV series of his debut novel RAGDOLL. MIMIC 1989 - DS Benjamin Chambers and DC Adam Winter are on the trail of a twisted serial killer with a passion for recreating the world's greatest works of art through the bodies of his victims. But after Chambers almost loses his life…
 
EMMA HAUGHTON chats with Paul Burke about her debut adult thriller THE DARK, 24 hour night, why writing YA fiction was a good grounding for crime and the dentist. THE DARK: In the most inhospitable environment - cut off from the rest of the world - there's a killer on the loose. A&E doctor Kate North has been knocked out of her orbit by a personal …
 
Episode 5: LIFTING THE CURTAIN - Publishing gurus: Katherine Armstrong (Simon & Schuster) Miranda Jewess (Viper) & literary agent, David Headley (Goldsboro/Capital Crime) discuss what’s hot, trends and where the future lies while Victoria tries to keep up. https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/ https://serpentstail.com/ https://www.goldsborobooks.com/…
 
STEVE CAVANAGH chats to Paul Burke about his new Eddie Flynn novel THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, the death penalty, #BlackLivesMatter, Ross Macdonald and Clarence Darrow's cigar. THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE: A DEADLY PROSECUTOR - They call him the King of Death Row. Randal Korn has sent more men to their deaths than any district attorney in the history of the Uni…
 
PAUL BURKE REVIEWS: Crime Time, NB Magazine, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network and Crime Time FM shares his thoughts on some of the new Crime, mystery and thriller releases. WILL CARVER THE BERESFORD PJ WOLFSON BODIES ARE DUST JOHN SANFORD THE OLD MAN'S PLACE JOE THOMAS BRAZILIAN PSYCHO AA DHAND THE BLOOD DIVIDE SA COSBY RAZOR…
 
JOE THOMAS chats to Paul Burke about his new novel BRAZILIAN PSYCHO, São Paulo, the craft of writing, Harold 'Tanky' Challenor and how a flatscreen TV started a deadly riot. "Brazilian Psycho is a riveting and explosive masterpiece of political crime fiction that deserves to share the shelf with American Tabloid, The Power of the Dog and A Brief Hi…
 
HEADS TOGETHER is the monthly magazine show on CRIME TIME FM. PAUL, VICTORIA and BARRY discuss the Crime Time FM WATCHLIST, the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and novel of the year - We Begin at the End, Crime fiction and the Booker prize and a special word from Brian McGilloway. Watchlist: Razorblade Tears - SA Cosby (Barry Forsha…
 
Description Episode 4: WHERE THE HEART IS- Chris Whitaker (WE BEGIN AT THE END) & Dominic Nolan (AFTER DARK) discuss creating strong characters, getting dialogue right and the importance of place. While Victoria shows herself up with her rubbish geography and why she’d like to be stuck on an island with Robinson Crusoe. We Begin at the End won the …
 
John Vercher THREE-FIFTHS interviewed by Paul Burke. John Vercher is a writer currently living in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons. He holds a Bachelor's in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Mountainview Master of Fine Arts program. His fiction has appeared on Akashic Books' Mondays ar…
 
OLIVIA KIERNAN chats with Paul Burke about her new novel THE MURDER BOX, Frankie Sheehan, Ireland, police procedurals and finding out what kind of person you are during covid period. THE MURDER BOX: At first, Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan believes the murder mystery game sent to her office is a birthday gift from one of her colleag…
 
The latest Blu-ray and DVD releases from BARRY FORSHAW - LINE OF DUTY to Rupert Davies' MAIGRET. Also an interview with KIM NEWMAN about his novel due in November SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT, also horror, Hollywood and modelling villains on Elon Musk. SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT: Hollywood, the late 1930s. Raymond Chandler writes detective stories for …
 
Episode 4: ADVENTURES WITH FRIENDS- Mark Billingham (Tom Thorne) & M.W Craven (Washington Poe) discuss series fiction, keeping track of your characters and why they’d like to be stranded on a desert island with Harry Bosch. RABBIT HOLE - MARK BILLINGHAM DEAD GROUND - MW CRAVEN VICTORIA SELMAN Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3xmvMeS Website for …
 
LAURA LIPPMAN talks to Paul Burke about her new novel DREAM GIRL, Baltimore, #Me TOO and racism and why being a writer is a little like playing for a living. DREAM GIRL: Gerry Anderson has been having trouble sleeping. He's unwell - bed-bound - and has only his night nurse and his personal assistant for company. But what's really troubling him are …
 
VASEEM KHAN talks to Paul Burke about his new book THE DYING DAY, Persis Wadia, Ashwin Chopra, Indian independence, modern day Mumbai and an inherited elephant. THE DYING DAY: for over a century, one of the world's great treasures, a six-hundred-year-old copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy, has been safely housed at Bombay's Asiatic Society. But when…
 
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