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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 crimetime.fm Don’t Wait is the theme music and is courtesy of Southgate and Leigh: youtube.com/ukulelipa

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LAURIE PETROU In Person With Paul
Yesterday
LAURIE PETROU In Person With Paul
Canadian author LAURIE PETROU chats to Paul Burke about her new novel STARGAZER, Toxic Friendships, the limits of art and canoes.STARGAZER Diana Martin has lived her life in the shadow of her sadistic older brother. She quietly watches the family next door, enthralled by celebrity fashion designer Marianne Taylor and her feted daughter, Aurelle.She wishes she were a 'Taylor girl'.By the summer of 1995, the two girls are at university together, bonded by a mutual desire to escape their wealthy families and personal tragedies and forge new identities.They are closer than lovers, intoxicated by their own bond, falling into the hedonistic seduction of the woods and the water at a remote university that is more summer camp than campus.But when burgeoning artist Diana has a chance at fame, cracks start to appear in their friendship. To what lengths is Diana willing to go to secure her own stardom?SELECTED AS ONE OF COSMOPOLITAN'S HOTTEST NEW BEACH READS FOR SUMMER 2022'A stunning literary thriller - beautifully written with realistic yet incredibly flawed characters. A fascinating study of friendship, family, grief and ambition all woven together. Loved it'- Catherine Cooper, Sunday Times bestselling author of The ChaletLAURIE PETROU is an award-winning author, and Associate Professor at the RTA School of Media at Toronto Metropolitan University. She lives in Niagara with her family. Stargazer is her fourth book.Buy: STARGAZERRecommendationthe Lincoln Highway Amor TowlesProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
LAURIE PETROU In Person With Paul
Yesterday
LAURIE PETROU In Person With Paul
Canadian author LAURIE PETROU chats to Paul Burke about her new novel STARGAZER, Toxic Friendships, the limits of art and canoes.STARGAZER Diana Martin has lived her life in the shadow of her sadistic older brother. She quietly watches the family next door, enthralled by celebrity fashion designer Marianne Taylor and her feted daughter, Aurelle.She wishes she were a 'Taylor girl'.By the summer of 1995, the two girls are at university together, bonded by a mutual desire to escape their wealthy families and personal tragedies and forge new identities.They are closer than lovers, intoxicated by their own bond, falling into the hedonistic seduction of the woods and the water at a remote university that is more summer camp than campus.But when burgeoning artist Diana has a chance at fame, cracks start to appear in their friendship. To what lengths is Diana willing to go to secure her own stardom?SELECTED AS ONE OF COSMOPOLITAN'S HOTTEST NEW BEACH READS FOR SUMMER 2022'A stunning literary thriller - beautifully written with realistic yet incredibly flawed characters. A fascinating study of friendship, family, grief and ambition all woven together. Loved it'- Catherine Cooper, Sunday Times bestselling author of The ChaletLAURIE PETROU is an award-winning author, and Associate Professor at the RTA School of Media at Toronto Metropolitan University. She lives in Niagara with her family. Stargazer is her fourth book.Buy: STARGAZERRecommendationthe Lincoln Highway Amor TowlesProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
ALAN PARKS In Person With Paul
4d ago
ALAN PARKS In Person With Paul
ALAN PARKS chats to Paul Burke about his new novel May God Forgive, winning an Edgar, Glasgow and boredom in the music business.MAY GOD FORGIVE Glasgow is a city in mourning. An arson attack on a hairdresser's has left five dead. Tempers are frayed and sentiments running high.When three youths are charged the city goes wild. A crowd gathers outside the courthouse but as the police drive the young men to prison, the van is rammed by a truck, and the men are grabbed and bundled into a car. The next day, the body of one of them is dumped in the city centre. A note has been sent to the newspaper: one down, two to go.Detective Harry McCoy has twenty-four hours to find the kidnapped boys before they all turn up dead, and it is going to mean taking down some of Glasgow's most powerful people to do it . . .Alan Parks worked in the music business for twenty years before he turned to crime writing. Initially he managed up- and-coming bands before moving into the creative side of the business, commissioning videos, photography and artwork for household names including New Order, All Saints, The Streets and Enya. This background has played a significant role in the creation of Parks’ crime novels. The atmosphere and tone of his novels are partly created by using notebooks full of visual references he makes for each story. The main inspiration for the books comes from wandering around Glasgow itself.Recommendations:Caitlin Wahrer - DamageJames EllroyPhilip Kerr - The Berlin Trilogy William McIlvanney - Laidlaw TrilogyA McCarthy & H Kingsley Long -  No Mean CityProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
EVA BJÖRG ÆGISDOTTIR & WILL DEAN On The Sofa With Victoria
Jun 14 2022
EVA BJÖRG ÆGISDOTTIR & WILL DEAN On The Sofa With Victoria
Eva Björg Ægisdóttir (NIGHT  SHADOWS) & Will Dean (BAD APPLES) discuss Nordic Noir with Victoria, it's appeal, landscape as a character and the psychological element of Scandinavian fiction. Expect chills...VICTORIA SELMANAmazon Author Page: for news and giveaways: @VictoriaSelmanWe love to hear from our listeners! Find me on Twitter @VictoriaSelman and join in the chat using #OnTheSofaWithVictoria.Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate & LeighCrime Time
Review Show Addendum - The Ones I Missed June22
Jun 12 2022
Review Show Addendum - The Ones I Missed June22
The Review Show Addendum - Salving my conscience for a few print reviews on books I never got round to when I read them. Brief comments on some of the great crime novels of late 2021 early 22.ReviewsThe Dark Flood Deon Meyer trans. KL SeegersLemon Kwon Yeo-sun trans. Janet HongI Am the Tiger John Arvide Lindquist trans. Marlaine DelargyNight Hunters Oliver Bottini trans. Jamie BullochRizzio Denise Mina The Stoning Peter Papathanasiou The Commandments Óskar Guðmundsson trans. Quentin BatesRiver Clyde Simone Buchholz trans Rachel WardYou can order any of these books through Bookshop.org by clicking the relevant link above, thank you.Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
Crime Time FM Review Show - June 22
Jun 8 2022
Crime Time FM Review Show - June 22
Paul Burke reviews May's new crime fiction releases:Click the relevant link to order the book of your choice through Bookshop.orgTHE ISLAND Adrian McKintyTO KILL A TROUBADOUR Martin Walker THE COMPANION Lesley ThomsonTHE DARK TIDE Simon McCleave KILLING ME SOFTLY Guy HaleDO NO HARM Jack JordanTHE SANCTUARY Andrew Hunter MurrayLACUNA Fiona SnyckersMARINA BAY SINS, RICH KILL, POOR KILL, & BLOODY FOREIGNERS Neil HumphreysTHE PHARMACIST Rachelle Atalla UNTIL I FIND YOU Anna SmithTHE FINAL ROUND Bernard O'Keeffe&DAUGHTER Liz WebbProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network
TOM WATSON In Person With Paul
Jun 6 2022
TOM WATSON In Person With Paul
Debut author Tom Watson chats to Paul Burke about his dystopian thriller METRONOME, 1984, featuring on BBC2 BETWEEN THE COVERS, hiking in the Peak District and Sheep.METRONOME Not all that is hidden is lost.For twelve years Aina and Whitney have been in exile on an island for a crime they committed together, tethered to a croft by pills they must take for survival every eight hours. They've kept busy - Aina with her garden, her jigsaw, her music; Whitney with his sculptures and maps - but something is not right.Shipwrecks have begun washing up, and their supply drops have stopped. And on the day they're meant to be collected for parole, the Warden does not come. Instead there's a sheep. But sheep can't swim.As days pass, Aina begins to suspect that their prison is part of a peninsula, and that Whitney has been keeping secrets. And if he's been keeping secrets, maybe she should too. Convinced they've been abandoned, she starts investigating ways she might escape. As she comes to grips with the decisions that haunt her past, she realises her biggest choice is yet to come.TOM WATSON is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia, where he was the recipient of the Curtis Brown Prize in memory of Giles Gordon. His debut novel, Metronome, was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and his short fiction has been shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize and awarded runner-up for the Seán Ó Faoláin Prize. He lives in London. RecommendationsDjinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa AnapparaProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
JOACHIM B SCHMIDT In Person With Paul
Jun 3 2022
JOACHIM B SCHMIDT In Person With Paul
JOACHIM B SCHMIDT chats to Paul Burke about his new novel KALMANN, set in Iceland, translated from the German by Jamie Lee Searle.  KALMANN is the self-appointed Sheriff of Raufarhöfn. Day by day, he treks the wide plains which surround the almost deserted village, hunts Arctic foxes and lays bait in the sea ― to catch the gigantic Greenland sharks he turns into the Icelandic fermented delicacy, hákarl. There is nothing anyone need worry about. Kalmann has everything under control. Inside his head, however, the wheels sometimes spin backwards. One winter, after he discovers a pool of blood in the snow, the swiftly unfolding events threaten to overwhelm him. But he knows that his native wisdom and pure-hearted courage will see him through. There really is no need to worry. How can anything go wrong with Kalmann in charge? He knows everything a man needs to know about life – well almost.Joachim B. Schmidt, born in 1981, emigrated from Switzerland to Iceland in 2007. He is the author of several novels and short stories and is also a journalist and columnist. Joachim, who is Swiss and Icelandic, lives in Reykjavik with his wife and their two children.RecommendationsFilm The NorthmenAnything by SjonEinar Kaárason Storm Birds trans. Quentin BatesHallgrimur Helgason Reykjavik 101, The Woman at 1000 Degrees, The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
LAURA SHEPHERD-ROBINSON & ABIR MUKHERJEE On The Sofa With Victoria
May 31 2022
LAURA SHEPHERD-ROBINSON & ABIR MUKHERJEE On The Sofa With Victoria
HISTORICAL CRIME FICTION: Laura Shepherd-Robinson (DAUGHTERS OF NIGHT) & Abir Mukherjee (THE SHADOWS OF MEN) discuss tackling research, brining a period to life, and escaping with awards through the Calcutta sewage system.VICTORIA SELMANAmazon Author Page: for news and giveaways: @VictoriaSelmanWe love to hear from our listeners! Find me on Twitter @VictoriaSelman and join in the chat using #OnTheSofaWithVictoria.Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate & LeighCrime Time
KATHY WANG In Person With Paul
May 29 2022
KATHY WANG In Person With Paul
KATHY WANG chats to Paul Burke about her spy thriller IMPOSTER SYNDROME, Silicon Valley, perceptions of women in power, satire and writing a good villain.IMPOSTER SYNDROME: Julia Lerner is one of the most powerful people in Silicon Valley and an icon to professional women across the country. She is the COO of Tangerine, one of America's biggest technology companies. She is also a Russian spy. Julia has been carefully groomed to reach the upper echelons of the company and use Tangerine's software to covertly funnel information back to Russia's largest intelligence agency.Alice Lu works as a low-level analyst within Tangerine, having never quite managed to climb the corporate ladder. One afternoon, when performing a server check, Alice discovers some unusual activity and is burdened with two powerful but distressing suspicions: Tangerine's privacy settings aren't as rigorous as the company claims they are and the person abusing this loophole might be Julia Lerner herself. Now, she must decide what to do with this information - before Julia finds out she has it.KATHY WANG grew up in Northern California and holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children. Imposter Syndrome is her second novel after FAMILY TRUST.RECOMMENDATIONS:The Body in Question Jill CimentTell Me Everything Erika KrouseProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
HEADS TOGETHER SPECIAL CRIMEFEST 22
May 27 2022
HEADS TOGETHER SPECIAL CRIMEFEST 22
This HEADS TOGETHER SPECIAL features chat about the 15th CrimeFest held in Bristol recently - boy was it good to get back to meeting people again and discussing crime fiction.Naturally, we haven't forgotten the round up of books to look out for and our podcast updates but mostly this is a celebration of CRIMEFEST, a triumphant return after two years away. Guests/presenters on the show: Donna Moore CrimeFest organiser, Ayo Onatade Shotsblog/critic, Victoria Selman author, Barry Forshaw FT critic, Luke McCallin author and Paul Burke.CRIMEFEST  - The CrimeFest Awards, The CWA Dagger Awards Shortlist, Panels, interviews and events. Top guests including Robert Goddard, Andrew Child, Zoe Sharp, Martin Edwards, Anne Cleeve, Saima Mir, Barry Forshaw, Holly Watt, Tim Glister, Mark Ellis, Vaseem Khan, Kia Abdullah et al. Click the link to find out more CrimeFestProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
CLAIRE MCGOWAN In Person With Paul
May 25 2022
CLAIRE MCGOWAN In Person With Paul
CLAIRE MCGOWAN chats to Paul Burke about her account of 8 missing women in Ireland who disappeared between 1993-98. THE VANISHING TRIANGLE speaks to the tragedy and lasting trauma of their cases but also how much these disappearance/murders reflect on society. Some of these women were probably murdered by people they knew but was there also a serial killer operating at the time?THE VANISHING TRIANGLE Ireland in the 1990s seemed a safe place for women. With the news dominated by the Troubles, it was easy to ignore non-political murders and sexual violence, to trust that you weren’t going to be dragged into the shadows and killed. But beneath the surface, a far darker reality had taken hold.Through questioning the society and circumstances that allowed eight young women to vanish without a trace―no conclusion or conviction, no resolution for their loved ones―bestselling crime novelist Claire McGowan delivers a candid investigation into the culture of secrecy, victim-blaming and shame that left these women’s bodies unfound, their fates unknown, their assailants unpunished.McGowan reveals an Ireland not of leprechauns and craic but of outdated social and sexual mores, where women and their bodies were of secondary importance to perceived propriety and misguided politics—a place of well-buttoned lips and stony silence, inadequate police and paramilitary threat.Was an unknown serial killer at large or was there something even more insidious at work? In this insightful, sensitively drawn account, McGowan exposes a system that failed these eight women—and continues to fail women to this day.Claire McGowan grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland, and now lives in London. She also writes women's fiction under the name Eva Woods. You can find out more about Claire and her books at VANISHING TRIANGLE CLAIRE McGOWANRecommendationsALAN BAILEY MISSING, PRESUMEDBARRY CUMMINS WITHOUT TRACE Ireland's MissingWebsite: CAINProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
CAZ FREAR & WILLIAM SHAW On The Sofa With Victoria
May 16 2022
CAZ FREAR & WILLIAM SHAW On The Sofa With Victoria
POLICE PROCEDURALS (COP THRILLERS). Caz Frear (SWEET LITTLE LIES) and William Shaw (DS CUPIDI and BREEN & TOZER) discuss procedurals, the rise of the armchair detective and riding in Peter James' police car.VICTORIA SELMANAmazon Author Page: for news and giveaways: @VictoriaSelmanWe love to hear from our listeners! Find me on Twitter @VictoriaSelman and join in the chat using #OnTheSofaWithVictoria.Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate & LeighCrime TimeTRULY, DARKLY, DEEPLY - VICTORIA SELMAN coming 7/7/22
NICOLA UPSON In Person With Paul
May 13 2022
NICOLA UPSON In Person With Paul
NICOLA UPSON chats to Paul Burke about DEAR LITTLE CORPSES, Josephine Tey, Margery Allingham, WWII, Golden Age crime, the Hitchcocks and Gielguds, not so cosy emotions and the fun of writing. DEAR LITTLE CORPSES: It takes a village to bury a child.1 September, 1939. As the mass evacuation takes place across Britain, thousands of children leave London for the countryside, but when a little girl vanishes without trace, the reality of separation becomes more desperate and more deadly for those who love her.In the chaos and uncertainty of war, Josephine struggles with the prospect of change. As a cloud of suspicion falls across the small Suffolk village she has come to love, the conflict becomes personal, and events take a dark and sinister turn.NICOLA UPSON's debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels whose main character is Josephine Tey, who - along with Agatha Christie - was one of the masters of Britain's Golden Age of crime writing. She was shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger in 2018 for Nine Lessons and longlisted in 2021 for The Dead of Winter. Recommendations: JOSEPHINE TEY'S CRIME NOVELSCHRISTIANNA BRAND GREEN FOR DANGERNOEL STREATFEILD SAPLINGSMOLLY PANTER-DOWNES ONE FINE DAYProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
JAMES WOLFF In Person With Paul
May 10 2022
JAMES WOLFF In Person With Paul
JAMES WOLFF chats to Paul Burke about his two novels BESIDE THE SYRIAN SEA & HOW TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY, frequencies of conflict, spies are real people and what makes a literary spy novel.BESIDE THE SYRIAN SEA: Jonas works for the UK secret service as an intelligence analyst. When his father is kidnapped and held for ransom by ISIS gunmen in Syria, he takes matters into his own hands and begins to steal the only currency he has access to: secret government intelligence. He heads to Beirut with a haul of the most sensitive documents imaginable and recruits an unlikely ally – an alcoholic Swiss priest named Father Tobias. Despite barely surviving his previous contact with ISIS, Tobias agrees to travel into the heart of the Islamic State and inform the kidnappers that Jonas is willing to negotiate for his father’s life. When the British and American governments realise they may be dealing with betrayal on a scale far greater than that of Edward Snowden, they try everything in their power to stop Jonas, and he finds himself tested to the limit as he fights to keep the negotiations alive and play his enemies off against each other. As the book races towards a thrilling confrontation in the Syrian desert, Jonas will have to decide how far he is willing to go to see his father again.HOW TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY: Things are looking bad for disgraced spy August Drummond. In emotional free fall after the death of his wife, fired for a series of security breaches... and now his neighbour on the flight to Istanbul won't stop talking. The only thing keeping August sane is the hunch that there's something not quite right about the nervous young man several rows ahead - a hunch confirmed when August watches him throw away directions to a European cemetery seconds before being detained by Turkish police. A reckless August decides to go to the cemetery, where he meets a mysterious figure from the dark heart of the Islamic State and quickly finds himself drawn into a shadowy plot to murder an Iranian scientist in Istanbul. But nothing is what it seems, and before long August realises he has gone too far to turn back. As he struggles to break free from the clutches of Islamic State and play off British intelligence against their Turkish counterparts, he will find his resourcefulness, ingenuity and courage tested to the very limit of what he can endure.James Wolff lives in London. He has been working for the British government for the last 10 years. His article for Crime Reads can be read here Recommendations:Edward Wilson EnvoyAlan Judd A Fine MadnessLen Deighton The Berlin TrilogyProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
BEN CREED In Person With Paul
May 6 2022
BEN CREED In Person With Paul
CHRIS RICKABY & BARNEY THOMPSON, aka BEN CREED chat to Paul Burke about A TRAITOR'S HEART their new historical thriller featuring post WWII Leningrad and detective Revol Rossel. A TRAITOR'S HEART Winter, 1952: Leningrad's icy streets are haunted by a murderer. The name is whispered everywhere – Koshchei has returned, the people say, Koshchei the Immortal. Koshchei, named after a sinister figure from Slavic folklore, is an invisible killer who cuts out the tongue of his victims and replaces it with a scroll of paper containing a few lines of what seems to be Italian verse.Three thousand kilometres away in a labour colony above the Arctic Circle, threatened by the Thieves who rule the camp, former militia lieutenant Revol Rossel is close to death. As helicopter blades whip the snow into hallucinatory flurries, Rossel watches the arrival of a saviour he hates: Major Nikitin, the man who once cut off the former virtuoso violinist's fingers. Along with skilled aviator Tanya 'Vassya' Vasilievna, the two men must hunt Koshchei down. On the trail, they uncover more riddles, including one centred on the ruins of Hitler's bunker, the Fuhrer's own copy of a Renaissance manual for tyrants, and secret code hidden within that leads to a weapon of unimaginable power. A weapon coveted by the scheming plotters of Stalin's Kremlin.What Rossel and Nikitin do not know is that the mystery and the murderer are inextricably linked. And to save themselves they must not only catch Koshchei but also uncover the identity of another ghost – a ghost hiding among the remnants of Hitler's once all-powerful Third Reich.CHRIS RICKABY worked in advertising for 20 years. He has written and produced various TV programmes for ITV and 5 and created a cross platform novel called Shuffle. Chris is from Newcastle.BARNEY THOMPSON harboured ambitions of becoming a conductor and studied under the legendary conducting professor Ilya Musin at the St Petersburg Conservatory, before diverting to a career in journalism. He has worked at The Times and the Financial Times, and is now editor and writer at the UN Refugee Agency.Recommendation:KOLYMA TALES Varlam ShalamovKOLYMSKY HEIGHTS Lionel DavidsonTHE NORTHUMBRIANS Dan JacksonTHE BERNIE GUNTHER SERIES Philip KerrProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
SHARI LAPENA & GYTHA LODGE On The Sofa With Victoria
May 2 2022
SHARI LAPENA & GYTHA LODGE On The Sofa With Victoria
THRILLERS: SHARI LAPENA (NOT A HAPPY FAMILY) & GYTHA LODGE (LIE BESIDE ME) discuss THRILLER WRITING on The Sofa With Victoria. What makes a good thriller, raising the stakes and building suspense.VICTORIA SELMANAmazon Author Page: for news and giveaways: @VictoriaSelmanWe love to hear from our listeners! Find me on Twitter @VictoriaSelman and join in the chat using #OnTheSofaWithVictoria.Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate & LeighCrime Time
JOSEPH KNOX In Person With Paul
May 1 2022
JOSEPH KNOX In Person With Paul
JOSEPH KNOX chats to Paul Burke about his novel TRUE CRIME STORY, male violence and misogyny, the pitfalls of making yourself a malign presence in your own fiction and insomnia.TRUE CRIME STORY In the early hours of Saturday 17 December 2011, Zoe Nolan, a nineteen-year-old Manchester University student, walked out of a party taking place in the shared accommodation where she had been living for three months.She was never seen again.Seven years after her disappearance, struggling writer Evelyn Mitchell finds herself drawn into the mystery. Through interviews with Zoe's closest friends and family, she begins piecing together what really happened in 2011. But where some versions of events overlap, aligning perfectly with one another, others stand in stark contrast, giving rise to troubling inconsistencies.Shaken by revelations of Zoe's secret life, and stalked by a figure from the shadows, Evelyn turns to crime writer Joseph Knox to help make sense of a case where everyone has something to hide.Zoe Nolan may be missing presumed dead, but her story is only just beginning.Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He runs, writes and reads compulsively. His debut novel Sirens was a bestseller and has been translated into eighteen languages. The Smiling Man and The Sleepwalker are the second and third books in the series. His latest True Crime Story is a standalone.Recommendation:Oxblood Tom BennProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
HEATHER YOUNG & PETER MURPHY In Person With Paul
Apr 29 2022
HEATHER YOUNG & PETER MURPHY In Person With Paul
In 2 separate interviews authors Heather Young THE DISTANT DEAD and Peter Murphy TO BECOME AN OUTLAW discuss their new novels. Heather Young is author of two novels, The Lost Girls and  THE DISTANT DEAD (EDGAR NOMINATED). Heather lives with her family in Mill Valley, California.THE DISTANT DEAD: A body burns in the desert... Does the boy who found it know more than it seems? Sal Prentiss, orphaned and burdened with a terrible secret, just wants a place to belong. Sal lives with his uncles on a desolate ranch in the hills, and finds himself at the centre of a brutal murder mystery when he discovers the body of his maths teacher, charred almost beyond recognition, half a mile from his uncles' compound.In the seven months he worked at Lovelock's middle school, the quiet and seemingly unremarkable Adam Merkel had formed a bond with Sal and was one of the few people to look out for the boy.Nora Wheaton, the school's social studies teacher, sensed a kindred spirit in Adam - another soul bound to Lovelock by guilt and duty. After his death, she delves into his past for clues to who killed him. For Sal's grief seems shaded with fear, and Nora suspects he knows more than he's telling about his teacher's death.Peter Murphy spent a career in the law, as an advocate, teacher, and judge in England and the United States, and served for several years as counsel at the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. He has written and published nine novels: He lives in Cambridgeshire.To Become An Outlaw: 1964, Apartheid South Africa. Danie du Plessis, the son of a conservative Afrikaner family, is poised to start a glittering legal academic career at one of South Africa's leading universities, when he falls in love with a student, Amy Coetzee. But there's a problem: he's white, she's not. Facing arrest, imprisonment and ruin, the couple flee South Africa, and settle in Cambridge, where friends find them positions at the University. They marry and have two children, and have seemingly put the past, and South Africa, behind them. But in 1968 Art Pienaar enters their lives, and, insisting that they have a duty to fight back, enlists their help in increasingly dangerous schemes to undermine the South African regime.When Pienaar and a notorious drug dealer, Vince Cummings, are found murdered together, Danie's activities come to light, and he and his family find themselves in mortal danger. Danie is also threatened with criminal prosecution on behalf of a government desperate to maintain good relations with the apartheid regime. Danie knows he's sailed close to the wind. But has he become an outlaw? Can Ben Schroeder persuade a jury that the answer is no?Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
DON WINSLOW In Person With Paul
Apr 26 2022
DON WINSLOW In Person With Paul
DON WINSLOW chats to Paul Burke about his new novel CITY ON FIRE, Rhode Island, the Iliad, Helen of Troy, borders, gangsters, Africa, Jane Austen and getting set up by Ken Bruen.CITY ON FIRE: Providence, RI, 1986. Twenty-nine-year-old Danny Ryan is a hard-working longshoreman, loving husband, loyal friend, and occasional “muscle” for the Irish crime syndicate that oversees much of the city. He yearns for something more and dreams of starting over fresh, someplace far away.But when a modern-day Helen of Troy triggers a war between rival mob factions, Danny is embroiled in a conflict he can’t escape. Now it is up to him to step into the breach to protect his family, the friends who are closer to him than brothers, and the only home he’s ever known.Don Winslow is the author of nineteen acclaimed, award-winning, international bestsellers – including the No. 1 international bestseller The Cartel, winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine – several of which have been made into movies or are in development. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives half the year in Southern California and the other half in Rhode Island.Recommendations: Frontiers: The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People by Noel MostertJane AustenThe Romantic PoetsThe Guards Ken BruenProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.
GWYL CRIME CYMRU FESTIVAL Welsh Crime Fiction
Apr 24 2022
GWYL CRIME CYMRU FESTIVAL Welsh Crime Fiction
ALIS HAWKINS (Not One of Us), GAIL 'GB' WILLIAMS (The Chair) & PHILIP GWYNNE JONES (Vengeance in Venice) chat to Victoria and Paul about all things Welsh crime fiction and the Gwyl Crime Cyrmu Festival - 27-29th April & 2-4th May. Featuring:The Daniel Morgan murder, Mark Billingham, Ann Cleave, Mark Ellis, Elly Griffiths, Cathy Ace, Vaseem Khan, Abir Mukherjee, Chris Lloyd, Matt Johnson and many more...For festival tickets:GWYL CRIME CYMRU information on Welsh crime writers:CRIME CYMRU Wilderness - B.E. JonesThe Lake Vyrney Killings - Simon McCleave (DI Ruth Hunter series)Hard Return Rosie Claverton (Amy Lane mysteries)Fortuna's Deadly Shadow & Fatal Solution - Leslie ScaseVictoria Selman is the author of the Ziba McKenzie Serial killer novels and Truly, Darkly, Deeply coming in July.Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover, NB Magazine and the European Literature Network.