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Episode Seventy Three - The Bad Sex Awards 2018!

12/10/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers celebrate Christmas! In this instance, Christmas for the pair is the announcement of this year's Bad Sex Award nominations. They dissect the various descriptions, the odd words used, the visuals created, and the horror of sex in fiction. When done wrong. Contains smutty talk from the get go. (It's basically two men acting like teenagers and giggling about sex) Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey...

Duration:01:19:31

Episode Seventy Two - Let's Talk About... Feat. Steph Broadribb, Mark Edwards & Susi Holliday

12/3/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers delve into the "hot" topic of sex in crime fiction. They're joined by top crime writers Steph Broadribb, Mark Edwards, and Susi Holliday! They discuss the do's and don't's of sex scenes in crime fiction, share some of the best and worst examples, and the results of the incredibly scientific poll carried out amongst crime fiction readers... This is an episode filled with smutty talk, swearing, many, many double entendres,...

Duration:01:05:56

Episode Seventy One - The Accidentally Informative One

11/7/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers talk about a big win for one of them, dogs, and are accidentally informative. Taglines, selling books, and the mysterious J.T. LeBeau... Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:01:17:34

Episode Seventy - Live from Bloody Scotland - Feat. Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre, Sarah Pinborough, Denise Mina and more

10/15/2018
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It's where it's at! A very special live episode this week, it's Would a Crime Writer Lie to You! Recorded in front of a live audience at the Bloody Scotland crime festival and featuring the storytelling talents of Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Abir Mukherjee, Denise Mina, Sarah Pinborough, Will Dean, Mark Billingham, Stuart Neville, and Howard Linskey. Can you tell the truths from the lies? Did Sarah wee herself in a car? Was Will a model? Did the Dalai Lama call Abir fat? Find out...

Duration:01:34:51

Episode Sixty Nine - Ambrose Parry (Chris Brookmyre & Marisa Haetzman) - Special Guest Jack Brookmyre

10/2/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers discuss bookshops in paradise, being billionaires, defending big companies on social media, and more. Special guests this week are the pairing of Chris Brookmyre and Dr Marisa Haetzman, who make up the author Ambrose Parry! They talk about writing as a duo, becoming a writer, historical medical facts and loads more. Also, we have an extra special guest as well... Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey...

Duration:01:50:48

Episode Sixty Eight - Elly Griffiths

9/11/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers talk about everyone's favourite kn*bhead Will Self and answer the question so many people are asking... can you be a writer and a dog owner? Special guest this week is Elly Griffiths, who talks about her amazing Ruth Galloway series, her upcoming standalone novel, archaeology, her Italian roots and so much more. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:01:51:02

Episode Sixty Seven - The Hungover Gameshow Live - Feat. Richard Osman, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham and more

8/9/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, it's a live recording of the Hungover Gameshow! Battling it out for the coveted prize of nothing the two crime writers are joined by Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Alex Michaelides, Alison Belsham, Chris McGeorge, Emma Kavanagh, Mason Cross, and the very brilliant Richard Osman! Playing a game that in no way resembles the popular TV show Pointless, find out what happened when the crime knowledge of these excellent authors was put to the...

Duration:00:59:45

Episode Sixty Six - Pre-Harrogate Special 2018

7/18/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers preview the biggest crime festival around... Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate! The pair talk about panels, the big names appearing, nerves (and the disturbing lack of them), and much more. They also discuss what they've been reading lately and finally a very important fundraiser. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:00:56:40

Episode Sixty Five - Mark Billingham

7/1/2018
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It's where it's at! In this week's episode, the two Crime Writers mainly celebrate on of the pair's bestselling status. THIRTEEN races into the top 20, but at what number... Joining us for a special extended interview, it's the incredible Mark Billingham! He talks about his new novel THE KILLING HABIT, Bill Oddie, King Kitten, Theakstons Crime Festival, and much more. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

Duration:01:28:40

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 - Paul Finch & Noelle Holten

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