1.35 | Caroline Mitchell, The Visit, & The Boy

We’d like to thank all of our wonderful listeners to getting us to 16,826 downloads and counting! Lee talks Caroline Mitchell and Cathy Cash Spellman, Eddie asks where is the best place to read, and they both ask people who enjoy reading outside: “Howwwwww????” They talk The Visit, The Boy, and how the hint of the supernatural is much creepier than outright ghosts.

1.34 | Melanie Raabe, S.J. Watson, & 10 year-old Lee

Dear listeners, the moment has arrived! Our Patreon has received donations totalling $50, and now Lee will be reading her crime fiction composition which she penned at the chilling age of 10. Listen in suspense as Lee describes to you the terrifying plot of Detective Lee. Keep an eye out for it in all the greatest dustbins!

Lee reviews Melanie Raabe’s The Trap which prompts a discussion of some other notable (and unspoilered) examples of unreliable narrators.

1.33 | Chocky, Mary Kubica, Sherlock & Adaptation

This week Lee continues to read books older than Betamax (yes, we googled that so you wouldn’t have to). She also reviews The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, proving that she is the only one taking this podcast seriously. Eddie mostly complains and talks about all the TV she’s been watching, so I guess we all know who’s going to win overachiever of the week!

Will Lee ever get Eddie to stop talking about Sherlock Holmes adaptations? Can Eddie figure out how to subtly mention that she’s taller than Lee? Will our brave hosts survive to the end of the show? Find out in episode 33!

1.32 | John Wyndham, Papergirls, & Depraved Heart

We return to the Old Book, New Book challenge and hear from Lee about her thoughts on John Wyndham’s The Midwich Cuckoos, and Eddie reports back on how it feels to have reached the last published installment of Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series. Eddie reveals a secret love of comic books just in time for Free Comic Book Day with Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s Papergirls.

Will Lee finally admit that old things aren’t the worst? Has Patricia Cornwell secretly been replaced with an imposter? Will Eddie stop gushing about Papergirls? Find out in this suspense filled episode of Crime Time Podcast!

1.31 | Dracula, The Exorcist, & Frankenstein

This week is all about the classics of Horror! Eddie admits she watched the film instead of reading the book, Lee tries to psychically contact William Peter Blatty for an interview, and everyone learns some valuable life lessons like, “Don’t give up, I’m sure your monster will come to life soon!” and “If you correct people who say that Frankenstein is the monster, then you are the real monster.”

1.30 | Interview with Gilly Macmillan, Old book New book & Book learning

This week Lee and Eddie are absolutely star struck when they interview the amazing Gilly Macmillan, author of What She Knew, and The Perfect Girl.

Lee finally agrees to read a book written before the invention of AstroTurf and Eddie picks up a book younger than the selfie stick, the latest in Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta series. Tune in next week to see how they’re handling the challenge!

1.29 | Stephen King, Lynda La Plante, & H.G. Wells

Lee finishes up the long awaited sequel to the Stephen King classic, The Shining and Eddie talks tripod mecha invasions from the nineteenth century. Lee gets overachiever of the week, and reviews two books, and they both talk coinci-do’s and coinci-don’ts of their fave fictional feasts.

1.28 | Anne Holt, Gilly Macmillan, & Long awaited sequels

This week Eddie reviews the one and only Anne Holt, Lee won’t stop gushing about Gilly Macmillan, and over three decades after The Shining was published Stephen King wrote a sequel, then quite a bit after that Lee found it and freaked out! Will it be great? Will Lee discover the key to making her favourite authors write sequels? Will Eddie stop interrupting long enough for her to finish her review? Probably not, but find out in episode 28!

1.27 | Interview with Paul Tremblay, & Picnic at Hanging Rock

This week Lee and Eddie are Tremblay-ing with anticipation as they interview Paul Tremblay, mathemetician, author of A Head Full of Ghosts, and one of a handful of authors to scare the living hell out of Stephen King!

Listen in wonder as Lee asks interesting and thought-provoking questions of the acclaimed writer (who has a new novel coming out soon), wince in extreme embarassment as Eddie asks him to co-sign her home loan. He lists many influences, one of which is an all time favourite of both Lee and Eddie: Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay which they discuss at length (spoiler warning: give it a read!).

1.26 | Max Brooks, Graham Masterton, & Zombies

This week is all about zombies! Lee and Eddie talk about the differences between the book and the film of Max Brooks’ World War Z (they also argue over whether it’s “zed” or “zee”). Lee talks about her foray into horror games, and virtual reality, and Eddie gets nostalgic about some of the most disturbing and scary books she’s ever read in a new segment she’s calling “scarred for life again by Graham Masterton”.