Beta & Sensitivity Reading

Over the years we’ve had many requests from Crime Time listeners to read manuscripts and provide feedback! We are so incredibly proud and excited to say we now offer this service to our book community!

Because we’re family here at Crime Time, we’re offering an exclusive 30% discount forever, when you use the code “crimetimefamily” at checkout.

5.2 | Holly Seddon, Virginia Woolf, & J.R.R. Tolkien

A whole new episode? You’ve gotta be Jolkien Rolkien Rolkien Tolkien! That’s right, the gang is back and ready to talk about the real issues facing the world today! Like, is a dog biography literature? Is Eddie stretching it a bit? Is Lee going to put up with Eddie’s nonsense? If Eddie suddenly and mysteriously goes missing, is Lee the one responsible?

Only joking folks! Eddie is one hundred percent fine and hasn’t been replaced by a more handsome and slightly cleverer body double called Jed! That would be crazy! Why would you think that was a thing that happened? Ha ha! Oh, you guys! Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.

5.1 | US, Richard Bachman, & Michelle Dicinoski

Oh dang! Guess who it is now (still Lee and Eddie)! We’re back, and never stopping not stopping! This episode we discuss Jordan Peele’s new horrific masterpiece: US, Michelle Dicinoski’s surprisingly non-spooky Ghost Wife, and Stephen King (as Bachman) is back(man)!

We’re also excited to announce the launch of our digital beta and sensitivity reading service, Frank & Co.! Beta reading is a critical step designed to strengthen a writer’s work on the road to publishing!  Frank & Co. beta readers will test read your manuscript from the perspective of a general reader and provide a comprehensive report on a whole range of factors including consistency, structural effectiveness, pacing, voice, characterisation, readability, and reader satisfaction!

We’ve had many requests for beta reading from Crime Time listeners over the years, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to offer this service to our book community!  Because we’re family here at Crime Time, we’re offering a 20% discount when you use the code “launch20” at checkout. 

4.6 | Umberto Eco, Ling Ma, & Book Promises

Oh dang! Eddie’s still on that Gothic kick! Time to get way too meta with Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose! Lee has been overcome with lyrical awe with Ling Ma’s breathtaking debut, Severance. And we want to know what promises a book makes when you pick it up (Oh no! A talking book, don’t freak out!)

Is William of Baskervilles just a sneaky Sherlock Holmes clone? Will Lee recover from the wonder that is Severance in time to review it without weeping? Is Eddie secretly eating books for sustenance?

Find out in this (not at all) suspenseful episode of… Crime Time!

Crime Time’s Top 9 Reads of 2017

  Au revoir 2017! Here are our top 9 reads of the year. What did we miss?  Leave your favourites in … More

2.27 | Rachel Caine, Laura Marshall, & Crime on a Dime

They’re heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere! That’s right, Lee and Eddie wouldn’t leave you hanging for the holiday season! The last episode of the year has arrived, and it is truly a gift!

Lee reviews Laura Marshall’s chilling Friend Request while Eddie just pales in fear at the idea of making friends. Rachel Caine’s Stillhouse Lake arrives just in time for you to binge the first two of this ongoing series, and Eddie is swooning over the coffee table book/pulp fiction history book of the year!

We will see al of you beautiful people in the new year, with an all new schedule, and more banter to make your reading life especially extra!