8 episodes

The Plot Thickens is the podcast that takes you behind the scenes of crime writing.
Bestselling author Elly Griffiths invites expert guests to lift the curtain on everything you want to know about the world of crime fiction. If you love a good murder mystery, then this is the podcast for you.

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The Plot Thickens Elly Griffiths

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    • 5.0 • 63 Ratings

The Plot Thickens is the podcast that takes you behind the scenes of crime writing.
Bestselling author Elly Griffiths invites expert guests to lift the curtain on everything you want to know about the world of crime fiction. If you love a good murder mystery, then this is the podcast for you.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 1: Writing Female Investigators

    Episode 1: Writing Female Investigators

    It's the start of a new season of The Plot Thickens, the podcast that takes you behind the scenes of crime writing, for anyone who loves good murder mystery. 
    In this week’s episode, Elly talks to her good friend and fellow crime writer, Vaseem Khan (author of The Malabar House series) about the genre of crime, what it's like writing outside of one's own experience and how elephants make really great detectives.
    Follow Elly Griffiths on Facebook and Twitter @ ellygriffiths.
    Buy The Last Word here
    Pre-order The Man in Black and Other Stories here
    If you’ve loved listening to this podcast you might enjoy the Elly Griffiths newsletter, which is where you’ll find all the latest updates on Elly’s books, exclusive content, offers and competitions. Sign up here.

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    • 43 min
    Episode 6: Looking to the Future

    Episode 6: Looking to the Future

    The Plot Thickens is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of crime writing, for anyone who loves good murder mysteries. 
     
    In the final episode of season 1, Elly is joined by Val McDermid, the award-winning and multi-million copy bestselling author of the Wire in the Blood series, featuring Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, which was adapted for TV. In this episode Val and Elly talk about how they go about writing a long-standing series, as well as starting a new one, and what's in store for them both in the future. 
     
    Follow Elly Griffiths on Facebook and Twitter @Ellygriffiths 
     
    Follow Val McDermid on Facebook and Twitter @LBBG Val.McDermid (UK)
     
    Elly's latest book, The Last Remains, is out now here, and her upcoming book The Great Deceiver is available to pre-order . 
     
    If you've loved listening to this podcast you might enjoy the Elly Griffiths newsletter, wihch is where you'll find all the latest updates on Elly's books, exclusive content, offers and competitions. Sign up here. 

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    • 53 min
    Episode 5: Farewell to Old Friends

    Episode 5: Farewell to Old Friends

    The Plot Thickens is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of crime writing, for anyone who loves good murder mysteries.
    In this week's episode, Elly sits down with her good friends William Shaw, the acclaimed author of the DS Alexandra Cupidi series and Dead Rich (written as G W Shaw) and Lesley Thomson, author of the Detective’s Daughter series and the standalone novel The Companion. In this episode the three friends dig into characters – how they appear, how they change over time and how to know when it’s time to say goodbye. Elly also answers fan questions about the last instalment in her beloved series, The Last Remains (but no spoilers if you haven’t read it!)
     
    Follow Elly Griffiths on Facebook and Twitter @ellygriffiths
    Follow William Shaw on Twitter at @william1shaw & Facebook at @williamshawwriter
    Follow Lesley Thomson on Facebook at @lesleythomsonnovelist and Twitter at @lesleyjmthomson
    The Last Remains is out now here.
    If you’ve loved listening to this podcast you might enjoy the Elly Griffiths newsletter, which is where you’ll find all the latest updates on Elly’s books, exclusive content, offers and competitions. Sign up here.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 4: The Art of Crime Writing

    Episode 4: The Art of Crime Writing

    The Plot Thickens is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of crime writing, for anyone who loves good murder mysteries. In this week's episode, Elly talks to bestselling author of the Slough House series Mick Herron all about the art of writing a great crime novel – from titles to plotting, prizes to adaptations. This is the ultimate look at what it’s like to be a crime writer.
    Follow Elly Griffiths on Facebook and Twitter @ellygriffiths
    Follow Mick Herron on Facebook at @MickHerronAuthor
    Pre-order The Last Remains here
    If you’ve loved listening to this podcast you might enjoy the Elly Griffiths newsletter, which is where you’ll find all the latest updates on Elly’s books, exclusive content, offers and competitions. Sign up here.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 47 min
    Episode 3: Down to the bone

    Episode 3: Down to the bone

    The Plot Thickens is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of crime writing, for anyone who loves good murder mysteries. In this week's episode, Elly talks to Linzi Harvey, the archaeologist and human bones expert who advises her on the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries. 
    Follow Elly Griffiths on Facebook and Twitter @ellygriffiths
    Follow Ann Cleeves on Twitter and Facebook @AnnCleeves
    Pre-order The Last Remains here
    Buy The Crossing Places special edition here
     
    If you’ve loved listening to this podcast you might enjoy the Elly Griffiths newsletter, which is where you’ll find all the latest updates on Elly’s books, exclusive content, offers and competitions. Sign up here.

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    • 36 min
    Episode 2: Writing Wild Places

    Episode 2: Writing Wild Places

    The Plot Thickens is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of crime writing, for anyone who loves good murder mystery. In this week’s episode Elly talks to the bestselling author of the Vera Stanhope and Shetland series, Ann Cleeves, about landscape, plotting and how you know when to end a series…
    Follow Elly Griffiths on Facebook and Twitter @ellygriffiths
    Follow Ann Cleeves on Twitter and Facebook @AnnCleeves
    Pre-order The Last Remains here
    Buy The Crossing Places special edition here
     
    If you’ve loved listening to this podcast you might enjoy the Elly Griffiths newsletter, which is where you’ll find all the latest updates on Elly’s books, exclusive content, offers and competitions. Sign up here.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Kat_in_SF ,

So fun and thoughtful!

I love this podcast so much and I’m so glad it’s planning on a second season! I’m working on a graphic novel mystery so all these interviews with top mystery writers has been fantastic. Thank you for making this!

Sandy nj ,

This is wonderful!

I just discovered this podcast on Elly Griffiths Facebook page. I decided I would start with the first episode as I did with her novels. I’ve read every novel in order that she’s written. And I always anticipate the next. My library has bought every single one of Elly’s books and they continue to be quite popular. Thank you so for the background to Ruth and Nelson, and all of her delightful characters.

Jerrigirl101 ,

Amazing Crime Writer Insight!

I love this new podcast! Elly has her fingers in serveral projects of late and this is a refreshing look at how she and other authors, editors, etc., keep their head together while writing. I love it!

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