From Sherlock Holmes to hamsters and from Agatha Christie to moustaches: Alexander Thorpe and Dave Warner chat all things crime on the Fremantle Press Podcast
In Rebecca Higgie’s penultimate episode as host of the Fremantle Press Podcast, we’re talking crime. Veteran crime writer Dave Warner joins the podcast to talk about his fifth book, Over My Dead Body, while new kid on the block Alexander Thorpe discusses his historical cosy crime debut, Death Leaves the Station.
Join them as they travel from the 1920s and the Australian outback all the way to the mean streets of modern-day New York City. Sharing the journey will be a nameless friar, a missing corpse, a scientist who brings hamsters back from the dead and none other than Sherlock Holmes.
Over My Dead Body by Dave Warner and Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe are available in all good bookstores and online. If you’re a WA reader, you may want to take advantage of our two-for-one deal in participating local bookstores.
Podcast host Rebecca Higgie won the inaugural Fogarty Literary Award for her YA novel The History of Mischief.
Other books and authors mentioned:
Ulysses by James Joyce, Sherlock Holmes books by Arthur Conan Doyle and books by Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins, Henning Mankell, Josephine Tey, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells can all be found at Penguin Books.
Books by John Dickson Carr are in print with Orion Books.
Music: ‘Letter to a Daughter of St George’, from The Meat Lunch EP: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals – @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife studios with impresario work by Benjamin P. Newton.
Producer: Claire Miller
Mastered and edited by: Aidan d’Adhemar
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