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Written in Blood - Watch and win!
Posted on Saturday 20th October 2018

Watch and Win imageIn the new run of the CBS Reality Original series, Written in Blood, some of the world’s top crime fiction writers explore the similarities between their work and the grim realities of true crime. The six featured authors Clare Mackintosh, Tess Gerritsen, Mason Cross, Sophie Hannah, Peter Robinson and Karin Slaughter take presenter Simon Toyne on a journey to explore real-life cases which share close parallels with their writing.

Missing this series would be a crime.

To celebrate this new season, we have a watch and win competition across all six episodes with a Kindle and the featured author’s signed book up for grabs every week!

PLUS, al...

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Written In Blood: Interview with author Tess Gerritsen
Posted on Saturday 20th October 2018
Tess Gerritsen Written in Blood

Tess Gerritsen is one of the most popular authors around and has sold over 30 million copies of her books across the globe. Her book, Body Double is the focus of the latest episode of Written in Blood and here she talks about this and the rest of her incredible career.

CBSR: Can you recall how you felt when you saw your first novel on bookshelves?

TG: Very vividly! I walked into my local Waldenbooks (no longer in existence, alas), saw my book on the rack, and just gaped. And took pictures, of course!

CBSR: Have you changed as a writer from your first book to your latest one?

TG: I’ve become much bolder, willing to write the crazy story no one ...

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Written in Blood: Interview with author Clare Mackintosh
Posted on Monday 15th October 2018

Clare Mackintosh started her career in the police force until she took the brave step into the world of writing psychological thrillers. Her first three books have hit the bestsellers lists around the world and her title, Let Me Lie is the featured book in the first episode of series 2 of Written in Blood. Here she talks about her career and this acclaimed book.

CBSR: Your first novel, I Let You Go, was a smash hit. How did its success change your life?

CM: I Let You Go came out in November 2014, but it wasn’t until spring 2015 that things really started to change. The paperback was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and in practically every WHSmith in the country. It was an incredible platform f...

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Simon Toyne chats about Season 2 of Written in Blood
Posted on Monday 15th October 2018

Written in Blood is back on October 16th and once more Simon Toyne will be taking some of the world’s top crime fiction writers to explore the similarities between their work and the grim realities of true crime. Here Simon chats about this latest series as well as his own writing.

CBSR: Did you learn any presenting skills whilst making Season 1 of Written in Blood that you made sure you implemented for Season 2?

ST: The one thing I took from watching Season 1 back was that I occasionally interrupted the other authors so I tried to knock that on the head as much as I could. Most of the show is a recorded conversation between me and the guest author and conversations tend to be fragmented and messy in a way th...

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BD Wong investigates in Something’s Killing Me
Posted on Wednesday 26th September 2018

Something’s Killing Me delves into the investigations of life or death medical mysteries hosted by Law & Order: SVU veteran BD Wong.

The six-part documentary examines puzzling diseases and symptoms that result in near-death struggles. Each episode chronicles a race against time to discover what or who is killing the patient. Doctors, scientists, and, in some cases, federal investigators act as medical sleuths to solve the mystery in which life literally hangs in the balance.

Something’s Killing Me starts 29th October.

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UK TV Premiere of Homicide’s Elite this October
Posted on Wednesday 26th September 2018

Detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez have worked hundreds of homicides together, and if these two are on the case, the bad guys are going to prison.

Homicide’s Elite features the most baffling, shocking and heartbreaking cases Quinn and Velazquez have worked in their combined 50 years on the street.

From the minute the 911 call comes in, to each twist and turn, to arrest and conviction, this compelling new series takes viewers on a wild ride with these partners in crime.

Homicide’s Elite is a UK TV premiere and starts 12th October

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Everything you need to read about Season 2 of Written in Blood
Posted on Wednesday 26th September 2018

Written in Blood Season 2 PosterIn this new series of Written in Blood, some of the world’s top crime fiction writers explore the similarities between their work and the grim realities of true crime.

The six featured authors each take Simon Toyne on a journey to explore a real-life case which shares close parallels with their writing. For some, these cases are all too close to home. Others bear all the hallmarks of their works of fiction. Some are even stranger, and more shocking, than anything they could dream up.

The authors featured in the new season are Clare Mackintosh (Let Me Lie), Tess Gerritsen (Body Double), Mason Cross (the Carter ...

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Sometimes you have to think like a killer to catch a killer
Posted on Thursday 30th August 2018

It Takes a Killer is a 30-minute series that puts you inside the minds and motives of cold-blooded killers.

Experts from the FBI, Scotland Yard, and leading homicide investigators review crime scene evidence, profile each killer’s behavior, and describe the chilling forensic details of each murder scene. They explain when, why, and how each perpetrator carried out the crime. They also tell us how each homicide is solved.

Sometimes you have to think like a killer to catch a killer.

It Takes a Killer starts 7th September on CBS Reality.

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Could you spot the Evidence of Evil?
Posted on Thursday 30th August 2018

CBS Reality Original series Evidence of Evil explores and reconstructs some of the most intriguing and startling criminal cases of the past two decades, from the UK and Ireland to the United States and Canada, where technology has changed the course of the investigations and brought the guilty to justice.

The series will showcase the dedication and hard work of the investigators, police, scientists, and other experts in their fields. With key witness testimony, new interviews, reconstructed sequences and archive footage, Evidence of Evil provides an in-depth, and often personal, account of the details surrounding key criminal investigations of recent times.

Would you be able to follow the leads? Evid...

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