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Intruders episode one preview

Here at Killer Reads we were hugely excited to hear that BBC America was going to turn one of our favourite books, THE INTRUDERS, into an 8-part TV show. We waited on tenterhooks to hear what the plans for UK transmission would be. Whispers reached our ears… Read More

Production on THE INTRUDERS TV series

Soon THE INTRUDERS will be hitting our screens, with an incredible cast including John Simm and Mira Sorvino, with  writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files) at the helm. All this month, we’ve been looking at Michael Marshall’s terrifying book, which we’ll be discussing next week in… Read More

From Police Officer to The Bill

Ever wondered how you make the leap to become a writer? This month sees Paul Finch recall the transition from his days in the Police to his time as a scriptwriter for The Bill in his fourth blog piece for Killer Reads.   The first time I ever put pen to paper to write a serious thriller, it was just after I'd finished serving as an actual police officer. The piece of work in question was a speculative teleplay entitled Knock Off Job. It concerned a murder inside a suburban police station, and presented every member of the shift, both uniform and CID, as potential suspects, none of them knowing who to trust. Now that I look back on it, it was very talkie: lots of tense conversations in dim corridors and cramped offices, lots of frank, fraught interviews, lots of suspicions being cast in every direction. It wouldn't work today simply because modern police stations are filled with CCTV, and the comings and goings of staff and non-staff are more carefully monitored. But the concept was of sufficient interest to the production team at The Bill to make them ask me to come in and see them. I accepted the invitation, and though I didn't realise it at the time, my life changed as a result. Read More

Homeland Season 2, Episode 2 review

This week sees Killer Reader (and newlywed) Katie Sadler writing the second review for the hit TV show Homeland - if you haven't had a chance to watch it yet then your homework is to catch up on it - the first series is amazing and the second series just seems to be getting better and better! Click here to catch up on last weeks episode   Another week, another gripping episode as Carrie, aka Angela from My So Called Life, and Saul, aka Inigo Montoya from the Princess Bride, battle terrorism. Warning: Major spoilers in this review!   Read More

Homeland Series 2: a killer reads review

This weeks review is brought to you by our very own Laura Deacon   For the next three months we have more to look forward to than ballroom dancing, Z-list popstars and upstairs-downstairs costume drama. Yes, Antiques Roadshow returned last night much to my joy! But that’s not what I’m here to write about. Last night, nearly 3 million eager viewers tuned in to the return of Homeland. Each week we will write an episode review and we want to know what you think! Be warned, there are spoilers contained in this review! Read More