Ep 132; Crime, Thrillers and Mysteries
Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, this week in the first of two shows in one week (we are really spoiling you) Simon is joined by his old co-host Gavin (who we know you will be thrilled to hear from again) as they look at the books they are most looking forward to in the second half of 2015.
Books For The Rest of 2015 () After catching up with quite a lot of banter Simon and Thomas turn to the main point of the podcast today which is the genre of Crime, Thrillers and Mystery. Now as neither Simon nor Thomas could get hold of an expert on crime in short notice Thomas decided to grill Simon, imagine them in a prison questioning room just to get the feel of the episode, about thrillers, crime novels and mysteries as he reads a lot of them. They discuss what makes a mystery a mystery, a crime a crime or a thriller a thriller and what the difference is betwixt the three. They look at some famous novels in the genre, some lesser known ones and some that have been pigeon holed into the genre and talk cosy, golden and more…
Next time on the Readers () Thomas and Simon will be chatting more book based banter and shenanigans… Next week Simon will be back with You Wrote The Book where his special guest is David Whitehouse, who he discussed Mobile Library with. If you missed him last week with Emily St John Mandel then go and listen to it now as they discuss Station Eleven.