The Killing Times Podcast: Episode 7, Lilja Sigurðardóttir & Quentin Bates

In this Iceland Noir special, we’re joined by Lilja Sigurðardóttir and Quentin Bates. Lilja Sigurðardóttir was born in Iceland in 1972, and has written six books, two of which – Snare and Trap – have been translated into English by Quentin Bates and have been released in the UK by Orenda books. Lilja is also an award-winning…

The Killing Times Podcast: Episode 6, SJI Holliday and Halloween

S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday grew up in East Lothian. A life-long fan of crime and horror, her short stories have been published in various places, and she was shortlisted for the CWA Margery Allingham competition in 2013. Susi’s debut psychological crime novel Black Wood was published by Black & White in March 2015, her second, Willow Walk, was released in May 2016, and The Damselfly followed in February…

The Killing Times Podcast – Episode 5, The Cry’s Helen FitzGerald

Australian-born novelist and screenwriter, Helen FitzGerald, has written 12 novels, including the best-selling The Cry, which is currently half-way through its run on BBC One. We managed to catch up with Helen, who talked about The Cry, and her fascination with stories that incorporate modern technology, superior thriller elements and deep, human characterisation. TO READ…

The Killing Times Podcast – Episode 3, Ivy Pochoda

Born and raised in Brooklyn and now living in Los Angeles, Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley and Visitation Street, published in the UK by The Indigo Press. Wonder Valley won The Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as…

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The Killing Times Podcast – Episode 2, Lee Child

It’s said that Coventry-born author Lee Child sells a Jack Reacher book every nine seconds, so it’s safe to say that he’s one of the world’s most popular and best-loved crime authors. His main protagonist has embedded himself into the global consciousness, and Reacher has gone on to become a successful movie franchise, with a…

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…