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Real Crime, Real Fiction Podcast
Does the consumption of crime novels influence the way we read about real crime? In this panel discussion, writers, curators and journalists explore the impact of real-life crimes on the writing and production of crime fiction, both on television and in print.
Joining our host, writer and journalist Barry Forshaw, are authors Laura Wilson, Robert Ryan and Mark Billingham and Carla Connolly, curator at St Bartholomew’s Pathology Museum.
MP3 file, 1 hr 20 mins 30 secs, 32.25 MB

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Crime fiction books in our library with blurb

Crime fiction in our library