Mariella Frostrup investigates crime writing from the heart of the Edinburgh Festival. Crime today ranges from psychological thrillers to so-called Cosy Crime whodunnits. With more choice than ever before, why are writers still drawn to expanding and re-inventing the genre and what’s its appeal for readers? Mariella is joined by doyenne of the genre, Val McDermid, who publishes her thirtieth novel Out of Bounds this month. Her cold case investigator DCI Karen Pirie returns with gusto to discover the truth behind complex questions of family and identity. Also on stage are two relative newcomers in the field. Lucy Ribchester whose ...
Mariella Frostrup with Raja Alem, Richard T Kelly and Benjamin Markovits and Nick Barley
Mariella Frostrup talks to Colin Thubron
Mariella Frostrup explores contemporary literature from Italy
Open Book - Evelyn Waugh, DBC Pierre, a literary postcard from Sweden
Christopher Biggins and Jenny Eclair chat about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.
Francesca Simon and Lloyd Langford talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert
Mariella Frostrup on Children's Literature with Frank Cottrell Boyce and Bali Rai
Joann Fletcher and Damian Barr join Harriett Gilbert to talk about their favourite books.
Open Book with Mariella Frostrup, recorded at Cardiff Central Library
Alex Jones and Victoria Hislop talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
Martin Lewis and Tanita Tikaram join Harriett Gilbert to talk about books they love.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Ruth Gilligan about Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan
Professor David Nutt and Philippa Perry join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Annie Proulx about her new novel Barkskins
Robert "Judge" Rinder and Stella Duffy talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.
Mariella Frostrup discusses historical fiction and talks to Icelandic writer Sjon
Trevor McDonald and Jon Snow talk about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Juan Gabriel Vasquez about his novel Reputations
Mariella Frostrup talks to Kit de Waal, Researching novels, Counter-factual fiction.