Episode 244: Elly Griffiths

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There’s nothing like a high school reunion to trigger buried memories—and make you question them. For example, did Cassie Fitzherbert—now a London police officer—kill a fellow student in high school? Bleeding Heart Yard, Elly Griffith’s newly published crime fiction novel, opens with Cassie asking herself if it’s possible to forget if you killed someone…Three unreliable… Read more »

Episode 178: Nicci French

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In The Lying Room, the new stand-alone thriller from Nicci French—the husband-and-wife writing team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French—Neve Connolly, wife and mother of three, is having a very bad few days. It starts when she arrives for an assignation at the pied a terre of her lover and discovers he’s been murdered. As… Read more »

Episode 155: H.B. Lyle

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Wiggins is back in The Red Ribbon, H.B. Lyle’s second installment of the continuing story of Sherlock Holmes’ Irregular-in-Chief’s career in Britain’s MI-5  

Episode 129: H.B. Lyle

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In H.B. Lyle’s novel The Irregular, fictional Wiggins—Irregular-in-Chief to Sherlock Holmes in the late 1880s—is recruited in 1909 as a spy by Vernon Kell, the real life founder of England’s domestic secret service, MI-5, to get to the root of German skullduggery and other evil goings on in and around London      

Episode 92: Mark Billingham

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Die of Shame, Mark Billingham’s recently published stand-alone mystery novel is a tale of lies, drugs, recovery, therapy—and murder     Photo of Mark Billingham ©Charlie Hopkinson