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Episode Sixty Four - Martyn Waites & Katherine Armstrong

6/15/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers discuss Lionel Shriver's latest outburst, diversity in publishing, and an update on the CockyGate situation. Special guests this week are Katherine Armstrong - editorial director at Bonnier Zaffre, and the awesome Martyn Waites. Katherine talks about being and editor and Martyn all things THE OLD RELIGION and much, much more. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:02:04:14

Episode Sixty Three - Doug Johnstone & Keith Nixon

6/5/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers discuss the weather, upcoming releases, trusting your accountant, the changing face of non-fiction, and who they would want to write an autobiography with. Keith Nixon gives sterling reviews for The Chosen Ones by Howard Linskey and The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven. Special guest is the incredible Doug Johnstone! He talks about writing psychological thrillers, nuclear physics, angry turtles, and getting the band back...

Duration:02:13:52

Episode Sixty Two - Liz Nugent

5/30/2018
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It's where it's at! The Two Crime Writers discuss choosing your own adventure, using your brain to make story decisions, the problem of factchecking in publishing, and how to pronounce Ralph. Special guest is the amazing Liz Nugent! She talks about her route to publishing, working in theatres, and Riverdance. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:02:05:31

Episode Sixty One - Simon Toyne & Craig Sisterson

5/21/2018
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It's where it's at! The Two Crime Writers talk about Cocky Cowboys, trademark bullying, Ian McEwan's disappointing grades, and much more. Reviewing Dark Pines by Will Dean and Paper Ghosts by Julia Haeberlin is the fantastic Craig Sisterson. And special guest is Simon Toyne! He talks about the Solomon Creed novels, working in TV and the vagaries of that business, plus basing books on true crimes. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:02:18:04

Episode Sixty - Sarah Hilary

4/11/2018
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It's where it's at! The Two Crime Writers talk about all things Will Self and the dreaded 'Death of the Novel', the difficulty of banning books, and much more. Special guest is Sarah Hilary! She talks about winning the Theakstons award with her debut novel, how she came to be a writer, and lots of excellent and inspiring info. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:01:47:01

Episode Fifty Nine - Live from No Alibis - with Gerard Brennan

3/30/2018
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It's where it's at! It's Luca on tour! He jets over to Belfast to join Steve and ace writer Gerard Brennan for a live event. Taking place in the legendary bookshop No Alibis, the trio discuss The Bone Keeper, research, lounge pants, the genesis of TCWAAM, and much more. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:01:13:47

Episode Fifty Eight - Guest Co-Host Angela Clarke & Katerina Diamond

3/14/2018
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It's where it's at! Steve is still away, so Luca is joined by bestselling crime writer Angela Clarke! They talk about book releases, the Staunch prize, infamous people and what they were reading, and much more. There's also a special update from Steve from his tour around the US! Special guest is Katerina Diamond! She talks about her bestselling books, the best Batman, and loads more. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:02:22:58

Episode Fifty Seven - Guest Co-Host Stuart Neville

3/2/2018
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It's where it's at! While Steve's away, Luca is joined by the bestselling writer and official "Third Crime Writer of the Podcast" Stuart Neville! The two discuss the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, music, scary taxi drivers on US book tours, ebooks, and writing controversial articles around book publication dates. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:01:57:58

Episode Fifty Six - Mark Hill & Noelle Holten

2/15/2018
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It's where it's at! The Two Crime Writers talk about libraries closing, the importance of visiting them, and the intensity of Karl Ove Knausgaard. Noelle Holten reviews books from Elle Croft and Matt Wesolowski. Special guest is Mark Hill, who talks about book title changes, doing book events, and much more. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:02:28:16

Episode Fifty Five - Will Dean & Kate Moloney

2/6/2018
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It's where it's at! The Two Crime Writers talk about librarians stealing books, JK Rowling selling 500 million, Marx, and Luca's shower. Kate Moloney reviews books from Christi Daugherty and AJ Finn. Special guest is Will Dean, who talks about living in the middle of a forest, flat-pack houses, being Robin Hood, and Moose. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:02:07:42

Episode Fifty Four - Noelle Holten & Paul Finch

2/6/2018
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It's where it's at! The Two Crime Writers are back, with a new episode discussing the best books of 2017, the bestselling books of 2017, and what to look forward to in 2018. Also, Luca's leaky shower. Noelle Holten reviews books from Simon Kernick and CJ Tudor. Special guest is Paul Finch, who talks about his novels, his life in the police, and much more. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:02:06:19

Episode Fifty Three - Sarah Vaughan

2/6/2018
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It's where it's at! A special bonus episode of the show, as the Two Crime Writers are joined by new bestseller Sarah Vaughan. She talks about her novel Anatomy of a Scandal, how prescient it has turned out to be, the current climate of #MeToo, and her life before writing. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:01:04:45

Episode Fifty Two - Chris Brookmyre

12/20/2017
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It's where it's at! The two crime writers discuss the upcoming holidays - best Christmas films and songs, what counts as a Xmas film, and which books to buy as gifts. Also, it's Word of the Year time again! Star guest this week is the incredible Chris Brookmyre! He talks about his career so far, best comedies, and how Ford Prefect influenced a character. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:02:08:29

Episode Fifty One - The Bad Sex Award Special

12/8/2017
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They're back! The two crime writers return for a new season (or series) of all brand new episodes. First up, it's time for the Bad Sex award special. Celebrating the best examples of bad sex scenes in fiction for the past year, as voted for by the Literary Review. Expect explicit shared extracts, much giggling, and strange things to think about during certain "acts". Also, the two discuss what they've been up to (and failing at) in the month they had off! Credits: Produced by Twenty...

Duration:01:22:35

Episode Fifty - David Torrans & Noelle Holten

10/24/2017
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It's where it's at! The two crime writers celebrate 50 episodes of the podcast by sharing audio of an event during a recent tour of Northern Ireland libraries. They talk careers, how they write and much more. Noelle Holten of crimebookjunkie.com reviews The House by Simon Lelic! Star guest this week is the awesome David Torrans of No Alibis Bookshop. The famous bookshop is discussed, its history and famous clientele. Also, a brand new crime fiction festival...

Duration:01:52:50

Episode Forty Nine - Jenny Blackhurst & Craig Sisterson

10/6/2017
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It's where it's at! The two crime writers discuss writing rewards, World Book Day and celebrity authors, sexism in submissions, and Marcel Proust's secret sockpuppeting. Ace reviewer Craig Sisterson reviews novels from Louise Penny and Zoe Sharp. Star guest is the incredible author jenny Blackhurst. She talks about her latest novel, psychology and its influence on her books, inspiration and the odd places it can come from, and how she became a published writer. Credits: Produced by...

Duration:02:07:02

Episode Forty Eight - Abir Mukherjee & Tracy Fenton

9/27/2017
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It's where it's at! The two crime writers discuss Clinton's one star review furore, a new anthology from Orion talking about Brexit, Stephen King's 70th birthday and his career so far, and a book deal for a rabbit. Tracy Fenton of compulsivereaders and THEBookClubonFB joins them to review novels from Jenny Blackhurst and Gillian McAllister. And star guest is the author Abir Mukherjee! In a wide-ranging and often hilarious interview, he talks about his books A Rising Man and A Necessary...

Duration:01:52:47

Episode Forty Seven - Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Eva Dolan & Stuart Neville - Live at Bloody Scotland

9/17/2017
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It’s where it’s at! Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste present a brand new podcast for readers and writers which will bring you the latest news in the book world, interviews with the best writers, agents, publicists, editors, and literary agents in the business. Also, each week we'll hear from some of the best book reviewers around, who'll give us their reads of the week. This week, it's the special live episode recorded at the Bloody Scotland crime festival. Featuring Ian Rankin, Mark...

Duration:01:02:17

Episode Forty Six - Pre-Bloody Scotland Special

9/3/2017
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It’s where it’s at! Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste present a brand new podcast for readers and writers which will bring you the latest news in the book world, interviews with the best writers, agents, publicists, editors, and literary agents in the business. Also, each week we'll hear from some of the best book reviewers around, who'll give us their reads of the week. This week, it's the calm before the Scottish storm. The duo discuss the upcoming crime festival Bloody Scotland. They talk...

Duration:01:05:42

Episode Forty Five - Martyn Waites & Liz Barnsley

8/29/2017
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It’s where it’s at! Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste present a brand new podcast for readers and writers which will bring you the latest news in the book world, interviews with the best writers, agents, publicists, editors, and literary agents in the business. Also, each week we'll hear from some of the best book reviewers around, who'll give us their reads of the week. This week, the duo discuss Ian Rankin bringing Rebus back, a new BBC adaptation, detectives on TV, and quizshow...

Duration:01:46:47