The Wire’s David Simon, Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott guest on A Stab In The Dark podcast

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The podcast that I’m working on has now released three episodes. A Stab In The Dark, which features award-winning crime writer, Mark Billingham, as host, has welcomed in Ian Rankin, and Belinda Bauer and Sarah Hilary so far. This week’s third episode – released yesterday – features multi-award-winning crime writer Laura Lippman, creator of The Wire, David Simon, and multi-award-winning crime writer, Megan Abbott. Full details after the jump. Continue reading

Sean Bean to star in new US gangland series

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Sean Bean has been having a good run of it lately. Not only is he in the forthcoming second series of ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles, he can currently be seen doing good work in BBC One’s Broken. Now news reaches us that Bean has signed on to play a cop in a new US series, produced by Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and to be shown on Sony affiliate, Crackle. Continue reading

Krimfestivalen Dispatches #2: Árni Þórarinsson, Anders Rønnow Klarlund, Jacob Weinreich (Anna Eckberg)

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Your correspondent in Oslo woke up to bright, blue and sunny skies, ever-so-slightly hungover after and evening of good fine and wine, but eager to get back to the city’s fourth annual Krimfestivalen. There’s another full day of programming here at the Cappellen Damm publishing house, again mostly featuring Norwegian and Danish-speaking panels, but there are some English-language sessions sprinkled throughout. Continue reading