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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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The ISG Digital Dish podcast explores the latest news, issues and debates involving the role of women to create a space for women’s voices and experiences in technology today. It brings together thinkers, industry leaders and pace setters who are ushering in – and sometimes questioning – the future of digital. What do women bring to the field? How can we think differently about how women together with men create competitive advantage and drive innovation? What does the field have to offer wo ...
 
Authors Love Readers, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a conversation between authors about how and why they create stories. With questions contributed by readers. Quite a few podcasts are out there for aspiring and established writers, both on the craft and the business. This podcast, though, is for readers. The goal is to have authors on the show who write in all sorts of fiction genres. As a reader, it doesn’t matter which path to publication an author takes – ind ...
 
Is something rotten in the hamlet of Nottlikely? The rustic charm of a quaint village somewhere in England (or maybe Wales) belies a dark secret. All the men have suddenly disappeared! Not that the women are terribly distressed, each of them having led singular lives before settling in the countryside. If anyone is equipped to solve a mystery it’s Nigella, Lily, Courtney, Hillary, Plod and local amateur sleuth Mother Theresa, if they can spare the time that is. The Tuck Shop Murders is an ep ...
 
The Short Mystery Story Collection by Various is a real treat for intrigue enthusiasts! This volume features such greats as Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anton Chekov. Some unexpected names like P G Wodehouse and Kate Chopin also crop up, bending their prodigious talents to the genre. The ten stories contained in this volume range from events as diverse as the mysterious death of a sea-captain in a seedy boarding house, a group of women who deal with a crime committed by a frien ...
 
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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…
 
Filmmaker Yonghi Yang grew up in Japan in the 1960s, as part of Osaka's large ethnic Korean community. Facing anti-Korean prejudice in Japan, and inspired by the North Korean regime’s promise of a socialist paradise, her parents made the momentous decision to send their three teenage sons to live in the North Korean capital Pyongyang in the early 1…
 
Doctor Thomas Moors has understood the power of the voice since he was part of a boys' choir in Belgium. He took that knowledge with him into his career and now specialises in ears, nose and throat. And now he has done what some thought impossible - formed a choir for people in the UK who have had their voice boxes surgically removed, mostly becaus…
 
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…
 
For many years, acclaimed Brazilian pianist Joao Carlos Martins graced the world's most famous concert halls, performing as a pianist and celebrated interpreter of Johann Sebastian Bach's music. He'd studied the piano since he was eight years old, and by the age of 21 had made his debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York sponsored by Eleanor Roosevel…
 
In 2005, when London schoolgirl Jade LB was just 13, she got a computer for her birthday and began writing a fictional story on it – the sometimes raunchy, sometimes disturbing adventures of a 17-year-old girl called Keisha. Written in a mixture of text language, slang and patois, the story became legendary and was passed around playgrounds all ove…
 
In the late 80s, the British group Bros was one of the most successful pop acts in the world. Made up of lead singer Matt Goss, his twin brother Luke, and childhood friend Craig Logan, Bros quickly achieved multi-platinum selling albums and legions of adoring fans. But behind the scenes not everything was as it seemed. By 1992 the band had collapse…
 
A few years ago, Menachem Kaiser went to Poland to uncover his family history. All he knew was that his grandfather survived the Holocaust but the rest of his relatives were killed. In search of his family’s lost home, Menachem met a group of treasure hunters who led him to a secret diary and the story of the Nazi’s mysterious underground city, Pro…
 
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…
 
Wilhelm Verwoerd has spent most of his life wrestling with his surname and what it represents. His grandfather, Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, is widely known as the 'architect of apartheid' in South Africa because of the brutal policies he introduced as a government minister and then prime minister of the country in the 1950s and 1960s. But Wilhelm turned h…
 
In 2017 Ed Jackson had everything to look forward to. A professional rugby player, the 28-year-old had just signed another two-year contract with the Welsh team Dragons, and he and his girlfriend Lois had got engaged and were planning a fabulous wedding in Italy the following year. All of that changed in a split second when Ed mistakenly dived into…
 
Haben Girma is a Harvard Law School graduate, an attorney, she's been invited to the White House... and she's Deafblind. Haben has published a book called Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.Get in touch: outlook@bbc.comPresenter: Emily WebbProducer: Becky Vincent(Photo: Haben Girma meeting Barack Obama in 2015. Credit: White House…
 
While travelling through West Africa in 2018, Canadian Edith Blais and her companion Luca Tacchetto were kidnapped. They were taken to the desert in a lawless area of Mali where groups linked to al-Qaeda were known to operate. They were, initially, held together for some months. But then they were separated, and Edith found herself alone for long p…
 
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…
 
Lily Ebert was just a teenager when war broke out across Europe. Born into a large Hungarian-Jewish family, she was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp after Germany invaded Hungary in 1944. She survived the ordeal, along with two of her younger sisters. All three went on to build lives after the war; marrying, having large families – but neve…
 
Jeanne Gustavson met Steve Watts as an undergraduate at university in Chicago, but her family disapproved of their interracial relationship. The pressure became too much, and Jeanne broke up with Steve, but she never forgot him, and decades later she tracked him down. Steve was living with disabilities in a nursing home, but they realised they were…
 
At the age of 16 Amina was happy and in love with a local boy in Jordan. She dreamt of their wedding and future together. But then she discovered a secret about her sister, which brought 'shame' on her family and her father went to violent extremes to protect his family's so-called honour. Emily Webb hears this harrowing story through Amina's words…
 
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…
 
Dr Waheed Arian spent his early childhood in Kabul, Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan conflict. He and his family would often hide in cellars to escape the fighting and they were soon forced to flee to a refugee camp in Pakistan. He contracted tuberculosis and during his treatment was inspired by a doctor who gave him his first ever medical text…
 
Grace M. Cho grew up Korean-American in a small town in Washington state. Her mother, Koonja, was a Korean woman who met Grace’s white-American father – a merchant marine – on a US military base in the aftermath of the Korean war. Charismatic and determined, Koonja did everything she could to 'fit in' in their town: she threw a party for Grace and …
 
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…
 
In 1988 Li Jingzhi’s 2-year-old son was abducted from a hotel lobby in China and disappeared without a trace. She never stopped looking for him, appearing on numerous Chinese television shows and distributing more than 100,000 flyers. Through her many years of searching she was able to help reunite many other parents with their missing children. Th…
 
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 …
 
In the late 1950s, Patricia Chin – aka Miss Pat – abandoned a career in nursing and, with her husband Vincent, started selling old jukebox records out of a grocery store. Their business moved to downtown Kingston and would grow into Randy’s Record Mart, Jamaica’s most famous record store. Upstairs, Vincent set up Studio 17 and worked with some of r…
 
American artist Riva Lehrer was born with spina bifida. She endured countless medical procedures through her childhood and adolescence and was told she would never have a job, a romantic relationship or an independent life. But everything changed when as an adult Riva was invited to join the Disabled Artists Collective, a group of artists, writers …
 
The differences between men and women have been the subject of thorny debates for centuries. Still today, stories can be found in the media that vastly exaggerate these differences. Yet, much of modern research fails to support many of the gender-based stereotypes with which we are all familiar. Numerous studies have shown that the differences betw…
 
Manjula Pradeep was born in Western India to a Dalit family, a community considered to be on the lowest rung of the caste ladder. Growing up she experienced discrimination and indignity because of her background, but she excelled at school, and managed to defy expectations to become a lawyer and high-profile activist. Now she's helping Dalit rape s…
 
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…
 
Growing up in the city of Jos in central Nigeria, Panshak Zamani better known as Ice Prince, never set out to become a musician. But through personal loss and the violent crisis he saw unfolding on the streets, he found solace in singing and rap. Panshak tells Anu Anand how he overcame his struggles to write a hit song that became one of the most r…
 
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…
 
For nearly 30 years Bobby and Cheryl Love lived a very ordinary married life together in New York. They raised four children, worked hard, attended church…but Cheryl could never shake the feeling that Bobby was hiding something from her. It was in 2015 that she finally found out the truth, when armed police burst through the door of their apartment…
 
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…
 
Erik Ramsey was seriously injured in a car crash when he was 16 years old. He became locked-in and lost all voluntary muscle function except for the ability to move his eyes up and down. His father Eddie, desperate to help his son communicate, reached out to neurologist and neuroscientist Dr Phil Kennedy. Phil was known for his pioneering work help…
 
Tom Marcus - not his real name - was a spy; an undercover agent for the British security agency, MI5. For several months, he pretended to be a homeless man living on the streets of London. He went to great lengths to blend in, and it was all worth it when he ended up preventing two coaches full of school children from being blown up. He gave this i…
 
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…
 
According to Cambodian folklore, Sieu Do was born with a ‘cloak of good fortune’. His family believed it helped them to survive under the brutal regime in the late 1970s. Sieu was a teenager who could speak seven languages. This made him a target for the Khmer Rouge, who wanted to exterminate the educated classes. But those language skills would sa…
 
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 …
 
Author Becca Syme is the creator and founder of the Better-Faster Academy. She has been teaching the popular Write Better-Faster course on author success alignment for six years, and has individually coached thousands of authors toward better success in their careers and lives. She believes that an individualized approach is the most effective, so …
 
Hiram Johnson is a former policeman who decided to use his investigative skills on his own family. He grew up knowing nothing about this father’s ancestry. In his quest for answers, he uncovered a murder case and an incarceration in the notorious Parchman Farm prison that would change the course of his family’s future. Hiram's written a book about …
 
When some film producers asked artist Adebanji Alade if he'd like to take up a challenge to repaint Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa in just a month, he thought it sounded like a bad idea - but he said yes anyway, despite the fact the original (which Adebanji had never seen) took four years to paint. He tells Emily Webb about his belief in saying yes,…
 
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…
 
When Tran To Nga was growing up in Vietnam during the 1950s, she had a close relationship with her mother - an important figure in the resistance movement against the regime of South Vietnam. During the Vietnam war, mother and daughter grew even closer, both fighting for the resistance in the depths of the jungle. It was at this time that Nga was s…
 
Mohamed Barud was losing hope in a Somali prison, when an inmate in a neighbouring cell devised a secret language and tapped out the Russian novel Anna Karenina through his wall... for Mohamed, the book was transformative. He tells his story to Emily Webb.Mohamed wrote a book about his experience called The Mourning Tree.If you're affected by issue…
 
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…
 
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