Crime novelist Simon Toyne investigates some of the darkest real-life crime stories which have inspired pieces of crime fiction.
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WRITTEN IN BLOOD SERIES 1 INTERVIEWWRITTEN IN BLOOD: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR KARIN SLAUGHTER Karin Slaughter is truly a global superstar when it comes to crime fiction. Her work has been translated into 37 different languages and sold over 35 million books! In Episode 5 of Written in Blood, Karin introduces Simon to the case of Casanova Killer Paul John Knowles, a spree killer who terrorised the US, and who came within a few miles of Karin's home. Her she chats about this and he... SHARE: READ MORE WRITTEN IN BLOOD: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR PETER ROBINSON Peter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks series of crime books have sold across the globe and has become a favourite crime-solving cop with readers. In episode 4 of Written in Blood he invites Simon to Yorkshire, the setting for his DCI Banks series, where he reveals the largely untold story of 14-year-old stabbing victim Elsie Frost. We caught up with Peter to discuss his career a... SHARE: READ MORE WRITTEN IN BLOOD CONTINUES IN NOVEMBER In 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 ... SHARE: READ MORE WRITTEN IN BLOOD: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MASON CROSS Mason Cross is the author of the acclaimed, best-selling Carter Blake thriller books which have sold across the globe. In episode 3 of Written in Blood he invites Simon Toyne to his hometown of Glasgow to uncover a case that literally unfolded on his doorstep so we caught up with Mason to discuss his career to date. CBSR: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to become a writer... SHARE: READ MORE WRITTEN IN BLOOD - WATCH AND WIN! In 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-l... SHARE: READ MORE WRITTEN IN BLOOD: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR TESS GERRITSEN 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 l... SHARE: READ MORE WRITTEN IN BLOOD: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR CLARE MACKINTOSH 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 sele... SHARE: READ MORE SIMON TOYNE CHATS ABOUT SEASON 2 OF WRITTEN IN BLOOD 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... SHARE: READ MORE WRITTEN IN BLOOD FINAL EPISODE DETAILS This hit series brings fact and fiction together as bestselling writer Simon Toyne meets other top crime authors to discuss how their works of fiction have been inspired by the UK’s darkest real life crimes. In this finale episode Simon Toyne travels North to investigate one of the most chilling folie a deux partnership of all time. Joined by Howard Linskey, author of The Search, th... SHARE: READ MORE LEARN MORE OF THE CRIMES FEATURED ON WRITTEN IN BLOOD WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE PODCASTS New and exclusive to CBS Reality, Written In Blood looks at some of the most gripping crime thrillers written and the terrifying true crimes that inspired them. Hosted by author Simon Toyne, he travels the country speaking to writers such as Alex Marwood, Howard Linksey and Mark Billingham, dissecting the crimes and how they were inspired by them for their books. Each Sunday after... SHARE: READ MORE SHOWS