Episode 19 - Lee Child & Mari Hannah


In this week's episode, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham chats to one of the world's best-selling crime novelists - Lee Child - at the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. During the episode Lee tells us what the 20th anniversary of his globe-straddling character, Jack Reacher, means to him. Lee also talks about his writing process, and tells us what compelled him to pick up a pencil 20 years ago and create one of the best-known characters in crime fiction. Elsewhere, Our Man With The Spyglass, Paul Hirons, talks to another award-winning writer, Mari Hannah, about her role on the committee of the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.


Guest recommendations:

In this episode, Lee recommended Defectors by Joseph Kanon, a real "Kim Philby story", for a good read.

As for a good watch, Lee plumped for Wyoming-based series, Longmire, which has a real X factor about it. It's available to view on Netflix.

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