Jack Reacher headed to television?

Lee Child’s hugely-successful Jack Reacher series could be headed to television, according to the author himself. In conversation with John Grisham at a sold-out Royal Hall during the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Child lamented the current state of the movie industry and and the lack of opportunity tell long,…

The Killing Times Podcast – Episode 1, Denise Mina

The very first episode of The Killing Times Podcast features one of the UK’s most award-laden and talented crime writers. Born in East Kilbride, Scotland,  Denise Mina has gone on to write 13 crime novels (some award-winning), plays and stories for graphic novels. Her latest story, The Long Drop, features a unique take on Scotland’s…

Coming soon: The Killing Times Podcast

We’re off to Harrogate today for the annual Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, and, as ever, we’ll be reporting from the Old Swan hotel on the comings and goings, the gossip and the frivolities. It seemed like a good time to launch our brand-new podcast. Yes, we’re doing a podcast. It’ll probably be an…

REVIEW: Picnic At Hanging Rock (S1 E2/6)

  Last week’s series opener of Picnic Hanging Rock – a new adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s seminal novel – was a curious affair. Inelegantly told and badly scripted, there was also a sense that the wannabe steampunk stylings clashed with the ethereal, woozy Victorian period and setting. I felt it didn’t quite know what it…

Netflix reveals first images from Narcos: Mexico

Not a day goes by it seems without a story about Netflix and one of its crime dramas. This time its series four of Narcos, subtitled Mexico. In this series, Michael Pena and Diego Luna take the leading roles. Deadline reports: Luna is set to play Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo but he goes by only one…

Warlock Holmes optioned for TV

Riffs on Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary, Victorian-era detective continue unabated. Veep and The Thick Of It’s Chris Addison and writer, Chris Smith, are to team up on an adaptation of GS Denning’s Warlock Holmes novel. A Study In Brimstone’s official page says: Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and…

Two new Nordic dramas for Walter Presents

It’s always keeping an eye on Walter Presents – the channel within a channel that screens foreign-language drama from Europe and beyond. Now it has added two new Nordic dramas for autumn, Icelandic drama The Court (pictured) and Swedish crime drama Farang. TBI International reports that: The first two seasons of Icelandic legal drama The Court will…

REVIEW: Sharp Objects (S1 E2/8)

  After last week’s superb opening episode of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, I couldn’t wait to dive back in and see how the tormented journalist, Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), would adjust to living with her strange mother, and how she would manage the toxic relationship between two. Last week we saw Camille return to her…

BBC releases new autumn drama trailer

Now the World Cup is done and dusted, attention turns to regular scheduling and the upcoming autumn season of crime drama. Yesterday the BBC released its new autumn drama trailer, full of treats like Doctor Who, Les Misérables and Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard. But forget those: there are a few bona fide crime dramas in among them….

Netflix releases new Stranger Things III teaser and images

Netflix is gearing up for the return of some of its biggest shows this autumn. But one that might not be returning this year is series three of Stranger Things, that immensely popular horror/crime mash-up. Series one premiered in 2016 and series two last year, so fans hoped that they would get series three this…