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 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 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…

Two Megan Abbott novels optioned for television

New York-based crime and thriller novelist Megan Abbott is one of our absolute favourites, and we’ve covered her before on The Killing Times. It seems that Abbott is hot property in the TV community at the moment, with her sixth novel Dare Me currently in production with USA Network (read our story here). Now, after…

Krimfestivalen Dispatches #1: Margie Orford, Peter Swanson, John Hart

So I’ve made it to Norway for another crime literature festival. Another three-day affair in the warm confines of the Cappellen Damm publishing house, there’s panel after panel featuring Norwegian writers, and writers from other countries, too. A lot of the panels are spoken in Norwegian (it is Oslo, after all) but one that I…

Harrogate Dispatches #2: Laura Lippman

Today is a busy day here in Harrogate at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. There’s a whole bunch of panels I’ll be reporting from a little bit later, but I had the chance to sit down with one of the pre-eminent crime writers of our generation, Laura Lippman, who was in town to…