Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast
By Adam Peacock
The Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast is hosted by crime writer, A.M. Peacock (Adam), alongside a guest co-host, and features interviews and discussions with other crime writers and crime fiction industry experts.
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 27: Kia Abdullah
Kia Abdullah is today's guest on the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast. Robert Scragg joins A.M. Peacock on hosting duties as they discuss Kia's writing career, her love of travelling and taking risks to get to where you want to be. Kia Abdullah is an author and travel writer from London. Her novel 'Take it Back' was named one of the best thrillers of the year by the Guardian and the Telegraph and was selected for an industry-first audio serialisation by HarperCollins and the Pigeonhole. The follow-up 'Truth Be Told' has been short-listed for a Diverse Book Award and her new novel, 'Next of Kin' is the Times Crime Book of the Month September 2021. Kia has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, the FT, the Telegraph, the BBC and the Times, and is the founder of Asian Booklist, a nonprofit that advocates for diversity in publishing. You can follow Kia on Twitter at @KiaAbdullah. To keep up to date with all things Northern Crime Syndicate, give us a follow on Twitter at @northern_crime and a 'like' on Facebook via our official Northern Crime Syndicate page.
October 26, 2021
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 26: Karen Sullivan
The Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast is back after a short(ish) break. Trevor Wood is on co-hosting duties today as we welcome Orenda Books publisher Karen Sullivan to the show. Orenda Books is a small independent publisher based in South London. They publish literary fiction, with a heavy emphasis on crime/thrillers. Karen founded Orenda Books in 2014. In 2016, Karen was a Bookseller Rising Star, and Orenda Books was shortlisted for the IPG Nick Robinson Newcomer Award in 2015 and 2016. They won the CWA Crime & Mystery Publisher of the Year Dagger in 2020 and were a regional finalist for the Small Press of the Year Award in the British Book Awards in 2021. For more information, visit: www.orendabooks.co.uk. Twitter: @OrendaBooks Instagram: @orendabooks For all things Northern Crime Syndicate-related, give us a follow on Twitter at @northern_crime and give us a 'like' on Facebook.
September 12, 2021
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 25: D.L. Marshall
D.L. Marshall is our guest on this episode of the Northern Crime Syndicate podcast, hosted by A.M. Peacock and Robert Scragg. D. L. Marshall was born and raised in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Influenced by the dark industrial architecture, steep wooded valleys, and bleak Pennine moors, he writes thrillers tinged with horror, exploring the impact of geography and isolation. In 2016 he pitched at Bloody Scotland. In 2018 he won a Northern Writers' Award for his thriller novel Anthrax Island. Anthrax Island, described by M.W. Craven as 'absolutely brilliant' is available now in e-book format. Keep up to date with all things Northern Crime Syndicate by giving us a 'like' on Facebook and following us on Twitter at @northern_crime
March 22, 2021
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 24: Elly Griffiths
Elly Griffiths is today's guest on the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast. Elly is the author of the Dr Ruth Galloway crime series, the thirteenth of which, 'The Night Hawks', is now available in hardback. Elly has also written a whole host of other books including the Brighton Mysteries series and standalone books such as the 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning 'The Stranger Diaries'. Trevor Wood, author of the Jimmy Mullen series, joins A.M. Peacock on hosting duties. To keep up to date with all things Northern Crime Syndicate give us a 'like' on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @northern_crime
February 14, 2021
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 23: Will Dean
Will Dean, author of the Tuva Moodyson series, is today's guest on the show. Will's latest book, 'The Last Thing to Burn', described by Marian Keyes as 'Misery meets Room', has just been released in hardback. Will has written three books (so far) in the excellent Moodyson series, which features a deaf reporter who digs into various crimes in the wilds of Sweden. Join A.M. Peacock and Rob Scragg in this episode as they explore Will's writing process, his move to Sweden and his plans for the future. You can keep up to date with all things Northern Crime Syndicate by giving the group a 'like' on Facebook and following them on Twitter at @northern_crime. Signed copies of Will's latest book are available online via Forum Books at: https://www.forumbooksshop.com
January 30, 2021
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 22: Sarah Armstrong
The Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast is back with the first episode of 2021! Sarah Armstrong, author of 'The Wolves Of Leninsky Prospekt' is today's guest on the show. Sarah has written four novels, including 'The Devil in the Snow' and 'The Insect Rosary'. Her latest novel, 'The Starlings of Bucharest' is due to be released later this year. Sarah is also a creative writing tutor with the Open University. Join us as we discuss all things writing process, crime fiction, Moscow and why studying creative writing could be a great idea for an aspiring writer! You can follow Sarah on Twitter at @sarahsiobhana. As ever, check out indie book store, Forum Books, online at https://www.forumbooksshop.com for all of your 2021 book needs... If you're interested in staying up to date with all things Northern Crime Syndicate then please do give us a like on Facebook and give us a follow on Twitter at @northern_crime
January 17, 2021
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 21: Juliet Mushens
A.M. Peacock and Fiona Erskine host literary agent and creator of Mushens Entertainment, Juliet Mushens, on today's show. Juliet started her publishing career in 2008 at HarperCollins, and became an agent in 2011. She has been shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year four times and is currently the number 1 ranked UK dealmaker on Publishers’ Marketplace. She represents a bestselling and critically acclaimed list, including million-copy no. 1 bestseller Jessie Burton, multi-million copy NY Times bestseller Taran Matharu, record-breaking no. 1 bestseller Richard Osman, and Sunday Times bestsellers Ali Land, Claire Douglas, Debbie Howells, Stacey Halls, Laura Lam and James Oswald. Her guide to YA creative writing was published by Hodder in 2015. In this episode, Juliet shares her tips for getting published, what her agency is looking for and the story of her journey into the industry. As ever, please do check out https://www.forumbooksshop.com if you are interested in picking up a copy of some of our previous guests' books online. Also, be sure to give the Northern Crime Syndicate a 'like' on Facebook and a follow on Twitter at @northern_crime to keep up to date with all of our online events and podcast episodes.
November 29, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 20: Carolyn Kirby
Join A.M. Peacock and Fiona Erskine as they host this week's guest, Carolyn Kirby. Carolyn has written two novels. The Conviction of Cora Burns was long listed for the Historical Writers' Association Debut Crown Award and shortlisted for the Specsavers Debut Crime Fiction Award. When We Fall was published in May 2020 and was chosen by The Times as one of the best novels of the year. Keep up to date with all things Northern Crime Syndicate by giving us a like on Facebook and following us on Twitter at @northern_crime. This podcast is supported by local independent book shop, Forum Books. For more information about them, and to pick up a copy of many of our guests' books, please do check out their website at: https://www.forumbooksshop.com
November 14, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 19: Chris McGeorge
Trevor Wood, fresh from winning the CWA Debut Dagger award for his novel, 'The Man on the Street', joins A.M. Peacock on hosting duties today. Chris McGeorge is the latest guest and his third novel, 'Inside Out', set in a maximum security women's prison, has just been released in paperback. Trevor's second novel, 'One Way Street', featuring protagonist Jimmy Mullen, is also now available in e-book and audiobook formats. Copies of both authors' books are available at Forum Books via the following link: https://www.forumbooksshop.com Keep up to date with all things Northern Crime Syndicate by giving us a like on Facebook and following us on Twitter at @northern_crime.
October 30, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 18: Niki Mackay
Robert Scragg joins A.M. Peacock on this week's instalment of the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast, featuring guest Niki Mackay. Niki is the author of the Madison Attallee series and she has also written a standalone psychological thriller, titled 'Found Her'. Her next release, based on an unsolved serial killer case, is due for release next year and she is also a co-host on the 'Crime Girl Gang' true crime podcast. As ever, this podcast is created in conjunction with Forum Books. Visit their website for all the latest book deals on offer: https://www.forumbooksshop.com Follow the Northern Crime Syndicate on Twitter at @northern_crime, give us a like on Facebook and please do share the link around to spread the word about our content!
October 09, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 17: Holly Watt
A.M. Peacock and Judith O'Reilly are joined by journalist and author Holly Watt on this week's episode of the Northern Crime Syndicate podcast. Holly's debut novel, 'To the Lions' won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and her second novel, 'The Dead Line' is available to purchase now. Your support for the Northern Crime Syndicate podcast is always appreciated to please do follow us on Twitter at @northern_crime and give us a like on Facebook. Also, please do share this podcast with people who you think may be interested in the content we produce. As ever, should you wish to pick up a copy of one of the Syndicate members' books, you can do so at Forum Books in Corbridge. Access their website via the following link: https://www.forumbooksshop.com
September 18, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 16: William Shaw
A.M. Peacock and Fiona Erskine are joined by William Shaw in this instalment of the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast. William is a former journalist who has written a number of non-fiction and fiction books, including the DI Alex Cupidi series and a series of detective novels set in the 1960s, featuring DS Cathal Breen. His books have been nominated for numerous awards including: the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year, the Golden Bullet and the CWA Historical Dagger. Join us in this episode as William discusses his writing career, stories from his adventures whilst conducting research and his rather high calibre writing group! If you're interested in picking up copies of William's books, Forum Books have copies in store and online at: https://www.forumbooksshop.com
September 11, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 15: Sean Coleman
Sean Coleman, Creative Director of Red Dog Press, is this week's guest on the Northern Crime Syndicate podcast. Rob Parker joins Adam on hosting duties for this one as they discuss all things indie publishing, reading and writing. Having started Red Dog Press from the ground up, Sean shares his valuable insight into the industry and what makes Red Dog stand out from the crowd... As ever, this week's episode is released in conjunction with Forum Books. For more information about the indie bookshop based in Corbridge, as well as copies of books from various authors who have been on the podcast, check out the following link: https://www.forumbooksshop.com You can follow the Northern Crime Syndicate on Twitter at @northern_crime and be sure to give us a 'like' on Facebook as well!
September 04, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 14: Harriet Tyce
The Sunday Times Bestselling author, Harriet Tyce, joins A.M. Peacock and Trevor Wood on this week's podcast. Harriet's 2019 debut, Blood Orange, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and has been translated into 22 different languages. Her latest novel, The Lies You Told, is out now... Copies of Harriet's books are available from Forum Books at: https://www.forumbooksshop.com Follow the Northern Crime Syndicate on Twitter at @northern_crime and give us a 'like' on Facebook.
August 28, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 13: Vicki Bradley
Vicki Bradley, author of the debut crime thriller 'Before I Say I Do', joins A.M. Peacock and Chris McGeorge on this week's episode. Vicki, currently on a sabbatical from her role as a detective constable in the Metropolitan Police Service, won the Write Here Right Now novel competition and was shortlisted for the Virago New Crime Writer and Peter Fraser Dunlop prize. Her book has been described as 'a deliciously dark and twisted read' and 'as pacy as it is puzzling' by Woman Magazine and Heat Magazine respectively. Please like, share, review and tell all of your friends about the Northern Crime Syndicate podcast, your support is much appreciated. You can 'like' us on our Northern Crime Syndicate Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at @northern_crime.
August 21, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 12: Matt Wesolowski
A.M. Peacock and co-host Robert Scragg are joined on this week's show by the wonderful Matt Wesolowski. Matt is the author of the Six Stories series, which features the true crime podcasting protagonist, Scott King. Check out the episode to hear about Matt's love of horror, how his writing has developed from unfinished stories to securing a deal with Orenda after pitching Six Stories at Bloody Scotland and what his plans are for the future. Oh, and what is a first on the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast, we also play a game... Matt's books can be purchased via Forum Books, where multiple signed copies are currently in store. Check out their stock via: https://www.forumbooksshop.com.
August 14, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 11: David Mark
David Mark is this week's guest on the Northern Crime Syndicate podcast. A.M. Peacock and Judith O'Reilly discuss David's formative years as a journalist, the longstanding desire he had to write and the wild success of his DS McAvoy 2012 Richard and Judy Bookclub pick novel, Dark Winter. This episode is released in conjunction with independent book shop, Forum Books. For more details on their available stock, including David's books, please follow the link below: https://www.forumbooksshop.com
August 07, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 10: Kate Burke
Kate Burke is a literary agent at the Blake Friedman agency and represents a number of bestselling crime and thriller authors including: Will Dean, Dani Atkins, Kate Thompson, Will Carver and Mary Torjussen. Join A.M. Peacock and Rob Parker in this episode as Kate discusses her journey into the industry, what she looks for in a submission and her top tips for aspiring writers! Oh, and did we mention, they are open for submissions? http://blakefriedmann.co.uk/submissions
July 31, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 9: Amer Anwar
Amer Anwar, author of the Zaq and Jags crime thriller series, is this week's guest on the Northern Crime Syndicate podcast. Amer is a CWA Debut Dagger winner and his latest book, Stone Cold Trouble, is out in September this year. Join hosts A.M. Peacock and Trevor Wood as they chat to Amer about his route into publication, his rapid success and much, much more...
July 24, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 8: Trevor Wood
A.M. Peacock and Chris McGeorge host this instalment of the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast, which features NCS member and Harrogate New Blood-nominated Trevor Wood. Trevor's debut novel, 'The Man on the Street', was released earlier this year and has already generated a great deal of buzz in the world of crime fiction, having recently been long listed for the CWA Diamond Dagger award. Join us as we explore Trevor's formative years, his transition into writing and, of course, the outstanding novel that Val McDermid has described as 'a vivid evocation of Newcastle' that 'delivers and unsparing examination of life on the streets'.
July 17, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 7: M.W. Craven
This week's guest is M.W. Craven, author of the much acclaimed Washington Poe crime series. Join A.M. Peacock and Judith O'Reilly as they chat with Mike about his background in the army, his days as a probation officer and, of course, all things Poe and Tilly...
July 10, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 6: Tony Kent
This week's guest is thriller writer, Tony Kent. Tony is the author of the successful 'Killer Intent' series, with his third book, 'Power Play' having been released earlier this year. Join Adam and co-host, Judith O'Reilly, as they discuss Tony's background, his love of boxing, his work in the criminal justice system and, of course, his writing career.
July 03, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 5: Alice Rees
Join A.M. Peacock and co-host, Rob Parker, as they interview Lume Books commissioning editor, Alice Rees. Alice shares various tips for getting into the industry, how best to pitch your book and how Lume has worked with Rob to help further his writing career.
June 24, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 4: Zoë Sharp
Episode 4 of the Northern Crime Syndicate, co-hosted by Judith O'Reilly, features thriller writer Zoë Sharp. Zoë's series, featuring protagonist Charlie Fox, has received high praise, with Lee Child stating that Fox is the female Jack Reacher. Join us as we discuss Zoë's early influences, her journey into crime writing and much, much more...
June 12, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 3: Oli Munson
Oli Munson, literary agent at A.M. Heath, is this week's guest on the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast. Oli represents a number of top crime writers including Mari Hannah and this episode's co-host, Trevor Wood. In this episode, Oli gives us his thoughts on the industry, how to pitch a novel and what he's looking for from a prospective client.
June 06, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 2: Howard Linskey
Howard Linskey is this week's guest on the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast. A.M. Peacock is joined by co-host and fellow Northern Crime Syndicate member, Robert Scragg, for this particular episode, where they discuss Howard's issue with mindfulness, the best pub in the country and the ideas behind his books.
May 28, 2020
Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast Episode 1: Judith O'Reilly
This episode of the Northern Crime Syndicate Podcast sees A.M. Peacock and Chris McGeorge interview thriller writer, Judith O'Reilly.
May 17, 2020