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Linwood Barclay talks about his new novel, No Time for Goodbye, making the transition from humour columnist to crime fiction author, and how having his book chosen by the UK's Richard and Judy Bookclub helped to launch his career.
Michael Connelly is a prolific writer with many of his books debuting at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Join him as he reflects on twenty years of crime fiction writing and his twentieth novel.
Listen to Bryan Gruley as he discusses his transition from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist to first time crime fiction author with his debut novel, Starvation Lake. Find how Gruley, the Wall Street Journal’s Chicago Bureau Chief, managed to combine three of his loves – ice hockey, newspapers, and small town life.
Joel Goldman was a trial lawyer in Kansas City for 28 years before making the transition to full time crime fiction author. After a successful run with his Lou Mason series, Goldman has introduced readers to a new character, FBI Special Agent Jack Davis with Shakedown. This novel marks the beginning of a courageous journey not only for Jack Davis, but for Joel Goldman as well.
Booked Interactive revisits with Howard Engel to celebrate the upcoming world television premiere of Capturing Cooperman – a documentary produced by Reel Girls Media that chronicles his life and his work, as the creator of Canada’s most enduring crime fiction private eye – Benny Cooperman.
Diane Wei Liang was born in Beijing and at the age of 14 knew she wanted to be a writer - an extremely dangerous profession in China at the time. A busy Mother of two, Diane has finally realized a life long dream and shares her fascinating experiences with Booked.tv.
A former journalist, Rick shares some of his exciting adventures, his advice for would-be writers and divulges some mysterious facts.
Ian Rankin shares his thoughts on being the world's worst swineherd, the relationship between Edinburgh's literary talent and its pubs, getting rid of writer's block and what he likes least about Inspector John Rebus. The UK's number one best-selling crime writer gets personal with Booked.tv.
Booked.tv podcast featuring best-selling novelist and forensic anthropologist – Kathy Reichs! Kathy talks about ensuring forensic accuracy in her novels, crime fiction as a desirable genre, and writing novels versus working in TV.
Blunt discusses the challenges and joys of writing serial novels, fascinating facts gleaned from bug specialists, and how his previous career helped him with his most recent novel, By the Time You Read This.
Private Investigator Mike Straiton talks about the role of the private investigator in the modern world, and how privacy concerns have changed the PI's job from what it was in the 20s and 30s.
JoAnn McCartney talks about why prostitutes are frequent victims of violent crime, and some of the challenges faced by the police when investigating these crimes.
What do you do in the event of a bomb threat? Explosives Technician Constable Grant Jongejan describes his strategies for dealing with a bomb threat, and shows off some of his high-tech equipment.
What role does DNA evidence play in solving crimes? DNA evidence is the strongest and most reliable identification evidence that exists in crime investigation. Dr. Jobin discusses how the technology has advanced, how much DNA is needed for a positive identification, and whether or not DNA evidence can be used for cold cases.
How can the study of entomology assist crime investigators? Dr. Felix Sperling talks about maggots, flies, and corpses. A corpse left undisturbed can form the foundation of a fly and insect ecosystem which can be 'read' by an entomologist to uncover facts, such as how long it has been since the time of death.