73 episodes

Hello and welcome to ‘In Suspense’, a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction, hosted by Lesley Kara, Lauren North and Nikki Smith. In each episode we’ll be discussing a particular topic of writing or book-related interest and interviewing a wide range of authors, both established and debut. If there are any topics you'd love us to talk about, do get in touch on any of our social media platforms. Full length episodes are released fortnightly, with minisodes in between where we hear from the experts on all manner of writing and publishing.

In Suspense Lesley Kara & Lauren North

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    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Hello and welcome to ‘In Suspense’, a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction, hosted by Lesley Kara, Lauren North and Nikki Smith. In each episode we’ll be discussing a particular topic of writing or book-related interest and interviewing a wide range of authors, both established and debut. If there are any topics you'd love us to talk about, do get in touch on any of our social media platforms. Full length episodes are released fortnightly, with minisodes in between where we hear from the experts on all manner of writing and publishing.

    The Midas Touch – Books to TV, & Resilience

    The Midas Touch – Books to TV, & Resilience

    Welcome to series 8, episode 2 of In Suspense - a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction. We’re chatting to the wonderful and phenomenally talented Louise Candlish today about her latest book, The Only Suspect, as well as our topic which is The Midas Touch – Books to TV, & Resilience.
     
    Don’t forget to check out our minisodes for this series, which is on Social Media for Authors with social media strategist, Zoe Lea. 
     
    In Suspense is on social media. You can find us here: https://linktr.ee/insuspense
     

    • 55 min
    Social Media for Authors Minisode 1: Social media platforms explained

    Social Media for Authors Minisode 1: Social media platforms explained

    Welcome to In Suspense - a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction. This is our first of six minisodes on Social Media for Authors with social media strategist and author, Zoe Lea. These minisodes are all about how authors can make the most out of social media, grow followers and sell their books. Today’s episode is on Social Media platforms explained
     
    To find out more about Zoe Lea and to buy her books, follow these links: 
    Zoe’s website – www.zoelea.com
    The Author’s Guide to on Substack - https://zoelea.substack.com/
     
    If He Wakes
    Amazon – https://amzn.to/3W48tCq
    Bookshop.org - https://bit.ly/3ZwwG79
     
    The Secretary
    Amazon – https://amzn.to/3WYXpaS
    Bookshop.org - https://bit.ly/3W4HIOf

    • 10 min
    AI & Writing - should we be worried?

    AI & Writing - should we be worried?

    Welcome to series 8, episode 1 of In Suspense - a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction. Our topic today is AI & Writing – should we be worried? and we're speaking to the very talented debut author Jo Callaghan about this topic and her novel In The Blink Of An Eye. 
     
     Don’t forget to check out our minisodes this series, which is on Social Media for Authors with social media strategist, Zoe Lea. The first minisode is coming on 19th January. 
    In Suspense is on social media. You can find us here: https://linktr.ee/insuspense

    • 54 min
    Busting the myths of digital publishing

    Busting the myths of digital publishing

    Welcome to series 7, episode 8 of In Suspense - a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction. Our topic today is busting the myths of digital publishing, and we're speaking to best selling author Ruth Heald about her latest book The Nanny and her experience of working with a digital-first publisher. 

    We're on a Christmas break now but we'll be back in January with lots more amazing guests! 

    • 48 min
    Minisode 6: Policing for Authors - the big thing to remember!

    Minisode 6: Policing for Authors - the big thing to remember!

    Welcome to In Suspense - a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction. This is our sixth and final minisode on policing for authors with police advisor and author Graham Bartlett. These minisodes are all about how authors can ensure authenticity when writing about the police. Today’s episode is on Policing for Authors – the big thing to remember!
     
    Graham is a best-selling author and crime and police procedural advisor to fiction and TV writers He was a police officer for thirty years and mainly policed the city of Brighton and Hove, rising to become a Chief Superintendent and its police commander. Graham started writing when he left the police in 2013 and, almost by accident, became a police procedural and crime advisor. He also runs online crime writing workshops and courses with the Professional Writing Academy, and his debut crime novel, Bad for Good is out now and not only is it a fantastic gritty novel, it’s also an absolute must read for anyone looking to write in the police procedural genre! You can find out more about Graham’s role as a police advisor here: www.policeadvisor.co.uk
     
    You can find links to Graham’s amazing book here: 
    Bookshop.org - https://bit.ly/3SupTXx
    Amazon.co.uk - https://amzn.to/3UwJvfi
     

    • 8 min
    Career Longevity: Adapting to the market

    Career Longevity: Adapting to the market

    Welcome to series 7, episode 7 of In Suspense - a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction. Our topic today is Career Longevity: Adapting to the market, and we're speaking to Adele Parks MBE about her phenomenal success, writing across three genres over twenty-two years, as well as her latest thriller One Last Secret. 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

CharliePennington ,

Love this

Love this podcast

PclarkVN ,

Enjoyable…

There’s a lot to love here! Not trying to be rude, but not everyone enjoys listening to random chit-chat, so I would just recommend moving the ‘catch up’ bit to the end so that those of us who are short on time can choose to listen to that bit or not. Or let us know in the notes at what point the author guest is introduced so that we can skip to that part. Thanks! *downgraded to 2 stars because too often involves chit chat about motherhood…one conversation had loads of assumptions about “all women” in their 40s being able to relate to children leaving home, etc. 1) Not all women are mothers or will ever be mothers. 2) Increasingly, women are BECOMING mothers in their 40s, so this all just felt so narrow and irrelevant!

PhilippaEast ,

Brilliant podcasts!

Brilliant podcasts for authors and thriller fans - or generally anyone bookish!

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