Every month bestselling crime writer Mark Billingham and journalist, author and broadcaster Michael Carlson take you inside The Crime Vault.
The Crime Vault podcast features news, reviews of new releases, author interviews, analysis of crime fiction, film, and history’s lost classics – and of course readers’ questions.
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In this episode: Mark and Michael are joined by the superlative Alex Marwood whose new novel The Darkest Secret is out in ebook and audio right now. In Bullet Points the guys talk about the 100 Bestsellers of the year 2015 and note the changing place of women in the list; the theme of the month is Game Changers – books which shifted the landscape – and there’s a lot to get into; new releases reviewed include Robert Crais’ The Promise, Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre and No Mortal Thing by Gerry Seymore; there’s an audiobook review which Alex finds familiar; The Interrogation returns and there’s crime on the screen in Watching the Detectives, plus much, much more.
In this episode: Mark and Michael are joined by one of the greats of British crime fiction, John Harvey – creator of the Resnick novels amongst many others; Le Carre: the biography by Adam Sisman gets a thorough going-over and is followed by an investigation of the author biography in general; Mulberry Bush by Charles McCarry, Alison Gaylin’s Into The Dark and Graham Hurley’s The Order Of Things get reviewed, as well as the audio version of Patricia Highsmith’s Two Faces of January; John faces The Interrogation; they’ve been Watching the Detectives too, reviewing Black Mass, Unforgotten and more as well as resurrecting The Vault’s Vault where forgotten classics are stored…
In this episode: Ian Rankin joins the guys to talk Rebus, retirement ages and his new book Even Dogs in the Wild; reviews of new releases by Stephen King, Jo Nesbo and Tess Gerritsen; a talk about TV adaptations of crime novels and if anyone knows about those it’s Mark and Ian; the audio release of Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith gets a once-over and there’s a clip from it as well as an interview Mark did with actor Robert Glenister about the unique challenges of narrating audio books. All this and much, much more, deep inside the Vault…
In this episode: an interview with the brilliant Val McDermid; a discussion on franchise novels or “when is a Bond not a Bond?”; reviews of new releases including The Crossing by Michael Connelly, Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell and Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabar & Anna Waterhouse; plus there is a review of classic audio title Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh, listener questions and much more. The Crime Vault Live, taking you inside The Crime Vault as never before….