Rosie Goldsmith investigates authenticity in fiction with five criminal masterminds well versed in the art of writing thrillers.
The crime fiction genre used to be just that, fiction, and its authors mainly inventors; today the genre reflects real-life crime and its authors resemble real detectives.
Detective Constable Lisa Cutts, criminologist Chris Carter and crime scene journalist Craig Robertson tell Rosie Goldsmith why the best thriller writers share an impeccable sense of observation and a deep understanding of forensic evidence.
Listen to Lisa, Chris and Craig’s discussion
Louise Candlish on a very modern crime crime
And finally, in The Words, we hear about crime fiction old-style with an exclusive reading by Andrew Wilson, author of the A Talent For Murder series, starring none other than the original queen of crime, Agatha Christie.
Andrew on the Mistress of Misdirection, Agatha Christie