1.39 | The Conjuring 2, Ludlum, and IT

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.

1.38 | Honey Brown, Library Confessions, & Literatti

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!

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!