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 Eddie is one hundred percent fine and hasn’t been replaced by a more handsome and slightly cleverer body double called Jed!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.

3.1 | Sue Grafton, Rachel Caine, & Magical Contracts

Lee and Eddie take a moment to pay their respects to the one and only Sue Grafton, who sadly passed away late last year. Without her amazing work this podcast would probably never have been made, and we wanted to share some of our favourite moments from her Alphabet series.

Lee has gotten their hands on a copy of Killman Creek, the sequel to the amazing Rachel Caine’s Stillhouse Lake, and they just can’t wait to tell you all about it! Eddie wants to know the answers to the questions that keep us all up late at night, and that is: Is it sexy, or is it scary? That’s right, you’ve always wanted to know if the Fair Folk were straight up sexy, or super scary, and we’re here to answer that!

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!

2.26 | Blade Runner 2049, Sarah A. Denzil, & Sexy or Scary?

Oh dang! Guess who’s back? It’s your absolute faves, Lee and Eddie!

This week’s episode sees the return of Sexy or Scary, Lee gets chills from Audible’s Thriller of the Year, and Eddie charts the recline of cinema!

So get comfortable (but not too comfortable), and get ready for an absolutely brilliant (if we do say so ourselves) episode of Crime Time Podcast!