After a long week of grappling with technical issues, Lee and Eddie are back, and they’re ready to go! Lee still can’t get over The King, Eddie’s pretty sure she hasn’t misunderstood Karin Slaughter, and get yourself ready, because Eddie is about to drop some high-quality trashy fan-fiction on air.
All this and more in episode 45!
Eddie asks twitter for their book opinions, Lee reviews the great Stephen King once more with Rose Madder, and it is revealed that Eddie may or may not have written some fan fiction at some point maybe. Maybe.
Lee reviews The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne, Eddie is still recovering from reading The Yellow Wallpaper, and they both ponder what makes a good book (cover).
Unable to stop Eddie from talking about computer games Lee is forced to listen to her yapping on about her hidden object finding destiny. Lee talks whodunnit with Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door. Don’t worry, despite Eddie’s best attempts at guessing the end, this review is spoiler free!
Lee’s puppy, Duck makes several unscheduled guest appearances in a segment provisionally titled “Look How Professional We Are, Aren’t You Impressed!”
Are Grimm’s fairytales too grim? Is Eddie’s weird attitude now explained by a childhood full of weird folktales? Was Hans Christian Anderson the worst houseguest ever?
This week we delve into to the grimmer side of disney, as well as finally review a book requested by one of our fantastic Patreon supporters with Peter May’s The Firemaker! Will tempers flare, or will our heroes simply fizzle out? The temperature is rising at Crime Time HQ! Will Lee and Eddie stand the heat of this intense novel, or will they get out of the kitchen? Is it out of the frying pan and into the fire? Will Eddie stop making fire puns? Not likely, but find out in this episode of Crime Time!
That’s right, Lee and Eddie have returned from the unexpected hiatus last week and are kicking up a storm with Lee’s final thoughts on Caroline Mitchell’s The Silent Twin, Eddie’s absolute love of Gone Home, and a game that Lee accidentally said was named The Brookhaven Experiment but is actually named Outlast. Check it out!
We also discuss jump scares! Are they good or bad? Eddie thinks they’re cheap, but Lee says, why pay more?
Alright, I guess they don’t work in text!
What makes horror scary? What makes mystery mysterious? What makes clowns so terrifying?
It’s clowns. Clowns make clowns terrifying.
Lee and Eddie search for the answers to these compelling questions as well as trying to figure out how long you need to give a book before you finally admit defeat? Eddie wants to know if 15 years is too long.
Lee makes a series of shocking confessions and Eddie makes a series of embarrassing admissions as they both discuss horror stories from the library! Eddie reminisces about a time when Tony Abbott was just the name of that one guy who wrote weird kids’ books, snots on about the literary canon, and Lee reviews a fantastic pandemic thriller by Australian author, Honey Brown.
Shout out to all the fantastic librarians out there! We absolutely adore you!
Peter James is in perfect form with this week’s Guess Along book, Lee talks Amityville horrors while ignoring Eddie’s perfect demon impression, and Death Comes to Pemberley in a new segment To Be Continued!
Eddie just can’t stop raving about Val McDermid’s amazing radioshow of John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes, Lee is still talking about Stephen King, and we take a trip back in time to the future as imagined by Isaac Asimov in the 1950s (that’s right, Eddie googles stuff from time to time)!