On The Sofa with Victoria

This June, bestselling thriller author, Victoria Selman will be joining Crime Time FM to host, On the Sofa with Victoria – a new arrow in the quiver of the popular podcast currently presented by Barry Forshaw and Paul Burke.
Victoria’s show will bring audiences panel-style discussions between some of the most exciting names in contemporary crime fiction including Mark Billingham, Sarah Pinborough, CJ Tudor and Chris Whitaker- as well as emerging voices and rising stars such as Abigail Dean, Will Carver and Dominic Nolan.
Each fortnight, she’ll be chatting to authors and industry insiders about everything from serial killers to series fiction kicking off with an examination of supernatural crime crossovers with Sarah Pinborough and Alex North entitled, Anything Can Happen.
Victoria says: ‘I’m thrilled to be joining Barry and Paul on Crime Time FM and can’t wait to explore the huge breadth of themes within crime fiction alongside such an exciting array of guests.’
On the Sofa with Victoria will launch on 15th June. Crime Time FM currently features one on one author interviews with Paul Burke (In Person with Paul) and film and TV reviews with Barry Forshaw (Barry’s Blu-rays).
The trio of hosts will also be getting together on a regular basis for chats about book news, discussions of upcoming events and reviews.

Crime Time FM Exclusive:

Sneak Peak Episode 1:

On The Sofa With Victoria- Sarah Pinborough & Alex North

Release date: 15th June

Description:

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN- Sarah Pinborough (BEHIND HER EYES) & Alex North (THE WHISPER MAN) discuss supernatural crime crossovers, Scooby Doo and ‘that’ ending.

Quotes:

On the Easy Fix Charge

Sarah Pinborough: Supernatural crime crossovers have to have the rules and beats of a crime novel. You have to have the clues. You can’t just pull it out of the bag.

Sarah Pinborough: If you’re going to blend your genres, you have to decide which is the dominant genre.

Alex North: Just because a book has supernatural elements, that doesn’t mean anything goes. It just means it has a slightly different set of rules.

On the Evolution of the Crossover

Alex North: Serial killers are a stand-in for vampires.

Alex North: Scooby Doo was about unmasking the monster but there was always something rational going on.

On Alex’s Books

Sarah Pinborough: The supernatural in Alex’s books is like a splash of Tabasco in a Bloody Mary. It’s there to add a little bit of ‘extra’ but it’s not the vodka.

On ‘Getting it Right’

Sarah Pinborough: When you mash the two genres well, you get a creepy vibe you don’t get in a lot of crime novels.

On Twists

Alex North: When I’m told there is a twist in a book, I’m looking out for it.

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