On the Sofa with Victoria – new crime podcast with @VictoriaSelman #OnTheSofaWithVictoria #CrimeTimeFM

Crime Time FM has a new girl on the block with a regular podcast that definitely must not be missed. Launching today, bestselling thriller author, Victoria Selman will be hosting On the Sofa with Victoria.

Victoria’s show will bring audiences panel-style discussions between some of the most exciting names in contemporary crime fiction including Mark Billingham, Sarah Pinborough, CJ Tudor and Chris Whitaker- as well as emerging voices and rising stars such as Abigail Dean, Will Carver and Dominic Nolan.

Each fortnight, she’ll be chatting to authors and industry insiders about everything from serial killers to series fiction. The launch kicks off with an examination of supernatural crime crossovers entitled Anything Can Happen which features authors Sarah Pinborough (Behind Her Eyes) and Alex North (The Whisper Man). It’s a discussion that ranges from Scooby Doo “Scooby Doo was about unmasking the monster but there was always something rational going on” (Alex North) to ‘that’ ending!

It should be a fascinating discussion and one myth it lays to rest is the idea that supernatural crime somehow offers an easy way out,

Supernatural crime crossovers have to have the rules and beats of a crime novel. You have to have the clues. You can’t just pull it out of the bag. (Sarah Pinborough)

Just because a book has supernatural elements, that doesn’t mean anything goes. It just means it has a slightly different set of rules. (Alex North)

The supernatural in Alex’s books is like a splash of Tabasco in a Bloody Mary. It’s there to add a little bit of ‘extra’ but it’s not the vodka. (Sarah Pinborough)

Sounds good doesn’t it?

Crime Time FM currently features one on one author interviews with Paul Burke (In Person with Paul) and film and TV reviews with Barry Forshaw (Barry’s Blue-rays). Victoria says: ‘I’m thrilled to be joining Barry and Paul on Crime Time FM and can’t wait to explore the huge breadth of themes within crime fiction alongside such an exciting array of guests.’

The trio of hosts will also be getting together on a regular basis for chats about book news, discussions of upcoming events and reviews.

About Victoria Selman

Victoria’s first novel, Blood for Blood was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award, is a number one bestseller and has had over half a million downloads. It’s the first of a series of books featuring ex-Special Forces profiler, Ziba MacKenzie and has been followed by Nothing to Lose and Snakes and Ladders

Victoria studied History at Oxford University and holds certificates in Criminal Psychology and Criminal Profiling. She has written for the Independent and  Daily Express and co-hosts a true crime podcast called, Crime Girl Gang with two other authors.

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