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INTERVIEW: Paul Burke meets Larry Loftis, author of Code Name: Lise

Larry Loftis is the international bestselling author of the nonfiction spy thrillers, Code Name: Lise – The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy and Into the Lion’s Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov – World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond. His books ...

INTERVIEW: Paul Burke meets Will Shindler, author of The Burning Men

Paul Burke caught up with Will Shindler to ask about his incendiary debut crime novel, The Burning Men. The Burning Men is the incendiary introduction of DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen. Set in south London this gritty tale of murder and revenge is a gripping read. Will may be familiar to you, he’s been ...

INTERVIEW: Philipa Coughlan meets Dan Brotzel, author of Hotel du Jack and Other Stories

A woman granted a superpower discovers it’s more trouble than it’s worth. A neighbourhood forum becomes the setting for a bizarre ghost story. A children’s entertainer wrestles with problems that are nothing to joke about. A harassed dad attempts to meet the challenge of the primary school cake competition.  By turns tender and satirical, witty ...

INTERVIEW: Jade Craddock meets Amy Raphael, author of A Game of Two Halves

Ever wondered which goal Frank Lampard is proudest of, who Jürgen Klopp thinks will manage Liverpool in the future, what Rio Ferdinand thinks of Man United in the post-Ferguson years or exactly how many grey cashmere jumpers Pep Guardiola owns? In this collection of frank and funny conversations between footballers and their biggest fans, these ...

THE NOIR INTERVIEW SERIES: Paul Burke meets Joe Thomas

I’m a long-time crime fiction reader; I know the good from the bad and I know what I’m looking for. Joe Thomas’ Gringa (2018), set in modern day São Paulo, got me, it’s fresh, stylish, dark and layered. I went back to the first book in the series, Paradise City (2016), and then onto Playboy, ...

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