5.10 | IT Chapter 2, Haylen Beck, & Bigotry as Baddie

Oh snap! I guess Lee and Eddie are off to the movies again! That’s right, tuck a mini burrito in your jacket pocket, and sneak several fun-sized chocolate bars into your socks cause it’s time for IT: Chapter Two! Eddie finally read a book from this century and felt pretty good about it (and then obviously complained). And the two of them explore the idea of Pennywise as the embodiment of bigotry.

Too deep? Yeah, me too… Pocket burrito anyone?

The 10 BEST True Crime Podcasts

Usually, Crime Time Podcast is all about the fiction! But for one lucky day, Lee shares their top ten true crime podcast recommendations!  The murder, the mystery, the intrigue.  Get amongst these exceptional podcasts & share your own favourites in the comments.  Happy listening!

5.4 | The Vegetarian, Quicksand, & The Semicolon

Alert.  A new episode has launched.  Lee & Eddie chat by a rainy window, which begs the question… should Crime Time rebrand as an ASMR youtube channel? 

Get ready for an action-packed episode full of true crime, sexy or scary, grammar tips, Netflix, and whole lotta books. 

Lee gives a terrible synopsis of the gripping Netflix series, Quicksand and then Eddie & Lee go toe-to-toe on Han Kang’s The Vegetarian.  Buckle up. 

5.3 | C.J. Tudor, Kathy Reichs, & IT Chapter Two

Hoo boy! Eddie has been waiting to watch the IT Part Two trailer just for you guys! Will IT live up to the hype? Will IT be too scary for Eddie to survive? Hard to say, you’d better tune in! And while you’re here we’ve got some great recommendations for your bookshelves! Lee’s keeping that contemporary feel coming with CJ Tudor’s amazing debut, The Chalk Man. Is it a biography of Eddie’s secret undercover life as Banksy? Probably not!

Meanwhile, Eddie wants to start a fight on the internet, because let’s face it, the internet? Wayyyyyy to civil and full of friendly discussion! That’s right, Eddie loves trash, and will do anything for that love–except diss Patricia Cornwell! It’s on!

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. 

4.3 | Agatha Christie, Janie Chang, & Stephen King

Lee’s been reading some proper classics this episode! That’s right, it’s time for Agatha Christie! Eddie’s having some Eurasian feels about Dragon Springs Road, and have any of you heard about this Stephen King guy? Eddie reckons he might just be a one hit wonder, but Lee reckons he’s got a bright future head of him.