Coming Up at 2pm: Hannah’s Bookshelf interviews Barry Faulkner, plus news & reviews

Join me on Saturday at 2pm on North Manchester FM for more News, Reviews and Short Interviews on Hannah’s Bookshelf. Here’s what’s coming up on this week’s show…

A review of a new novel by Martin Griffin I’ll be reviewing The Second Stranger by Martin Griffin (out now from Sphere).

A review of a new book by Nicholas Royle I’ll be talking about Manchester Uncanny by Nicholas Royle (out now from Confingo).

An interview with Barry Faulkner I first interviewed Barry back in April 2019. He is the Amazon bestselling indie author of the DCS Palmer detective books, Ben Nevis and the Gold Digger thrillers, two factual books – London Crime and UK Serial Killers – plus a couple of standalone titles. Barry is a popular speaker and often to be found on crime panels at UK literary festivals, which he embraces and supports wholeheartedly. Before the pandemic, he was on the Bristol Crime Fest indie panel, HULF Lit Fest and numerous Women’s Institutes and other social clubs, where he gave an illustrated talk on the big heists in the UK from 1930 to the present day and the ‘geezers wat dun ’em‘. In case you’re interested, Barry’s Apocalypse Books choices were Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee, The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais, and Bullion: Brink’s-Mat, the Story of Britain’s Biggest Gold Robbery by Andrew Hogg, Jim McDougall and Robin Morgan.

And What Are You Reading?… the section of the show where I ask writers about the books they’re reading at the moment. This week I’ve got another selection of reviews and recommendations. And if you’re a writer who’d like to take part, check out this post with details of how to join in!

Plus… you can hear my round-up of news from the World of Words. If you’ve got a news story you’d like to share, please use the News Form to submit it to the show.

Catch the show on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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