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The Heights – Recording

We were thrilled to help Simon and Schuster with the virtual launch of Louise Candlish’s new thriller, The Heights.

The Heights – Louise Candlish: Virtual Launch hosted by Bay Tales for Simon & Schuster

Joining us on the hour long conversation with Louise were TM Logan and Lisa Jewell, who had their own questions to ask (and to answer a couple in return!)

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Bay Tales Live #8

On Bay Tales Live #8 Vic and Simon talked about three books each they’d read or were looking forward to followed by James Routledge from bound bookshop reviewing A Line To Kill by Anthony Horowitz

We were then thrilled to be joined by Joanne Harris who read from her forthcoming novel A Narrow Door.

You can find all this in Part 1 below.

Bay Tales Live #8 Part 1

Our main interview saw Vic talking to Olivia Kiernan and James Delargy – talking location, character, plotting and a whole lot more. And as a bonus we were joined by Steve Cavanagh, reading excerpts from his soon-to-be-released book The Devil’s Advocate. You can see the extended interview in Part 2 here.

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Bay Tales Live #7

On Bay Tales Live #7 Vic and Simon talked about three books each they’d read or were looking forward to followed by DV Bishop reviewing Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison

We were then joined by Chris McDonald who gave us a sneak preview of his new Stonebridge Mystery.

You can find all this in Part 1 below.

Our main interview saw Vic speaking to MJ Arlidge and Helene Flood. They talked about research, learnings from writing, keeping a series fresh, as well as their background and personal approaches to writing. You can see the extended interview in Part 2 here.

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Bay Tales Live #6

For our sixth show we had an extended interview with the great Martin Edwards, guest reviewer Sharon Bairden reviewing Anna Smith’s book ‘Trapped‘ and a reading from Martin Walker reading from his Dordogne Mysteries. Plus bonus mystery guest reader Derek Farrell giving us a sneak preview from his new Danny Bird novel.

To make things easier we’ve split the show into two.

Part 1:

Vic and Simon give us a preview of six books coming soon they’re looking forward to.

Sharon Bairden reviews ‘Trapped

Martin Walker reads from his new novel The Coldest Case

Part 2

Vic has an extended chat with Martin Edwards about his novel and short story writing, being a member of the Murder Squad collective of crime writers, the Detection Club and much more.

And finally, as an additional little treat, we have Derek Farrell giving us a sneak preview of his forthcoming novel Death at Duke’s Halt.

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Bay Tales Live #5

On Bay Tales Live #5 we were joined by Noelle Holten, who gave us a glowing review of ‘The Nurse‘ by JA Corrigan. We then had a fantastic reading from Lia Middleton of her debut novel, When They Find Her.

You can find these, along with our introduction and recommendations of forthcoming books in part 1 below.

Our main interview saw Vic speaking to SJ Watson and Anna Bailey. They talked about character identification and development, use of location, plotting and planning, what it’s like to write your first novel, what it’s like to have your work turned into a major film and much, much more. You can see the extended interview in part 2 riiiiiiiiight here.

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VNatB Christmas Special

For our Christmas Special 2020, and the last planned Virtual Noir at the Bar for the foreseeable future, we had quite the line up to see us off in style.

Catherine Cooper, Gytha Lodge, Hayley Webster, Emma Christie, Danny Marshall, Nell Pattison, Derek Farrell , Trevor Wood , Allie Reynolds, Andrew Cotto and Gregg Hurwitz PLUS the winner of our first Bay Tales Christmas Short Story competition Louise Mangos.

So full of Christmas goodness we had to split it into three sections!

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Part 3
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Virtual Noir at the Bar Halloween Special

After we’d finished our regular weekly shows we got lots of requests for a return and we couldn’t let Halloween go by without a special show. And what a line up we had for the show – Ramsey Campbell, CJ Tudor, Max Seeck, Matt Wesolowski, Alison Belsham, Vanessa Savage, Laura Purcell, Suzy Aspley, Ian Skewis, CJ Cooper and Ian Rankin.

The show was so full of spooky goodness we had to split it into three parts…

Part 1: CJ Tudor, Max Seeck, Vanessa Savage, Ian Rankin

Part 2: Ramsey Campbell, Suzy Aspley, Ian Skewis, CJ Cooper

Part 3: Alison Belsham, Catriona Ward, Laura Purcell, Matt Wesolowski

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VNatB at the Lyme Crime Festival

A bonus episode of Virtual Noir at the Bar as we did a ‘virtual road show’ last summer which took us to the Lyme Crime festival.

Hosted, as ever, by Vic Watson, this special edition features: Amanda Jennings, Neil Broadfoot, Leye Adenle, Marnie Riches, Simon Bewick, Paddy Magrane, Derek Farrell, Helen Fields, Rob Parker and Ed James.

Lyme Crime Special Episode
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Virtual Noir at the Bar Episode 6

The May 6th show featured Michael Nath, Tony Kent, Quentin Bates, AM Peacock, CJ Cooke, Bea Davenport, Alison Bruce, Craig Robertson, CL Taylor and Susi Holliday

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Virtual Noir at the Bar Episode 22

And just like that, we got to our last weekly show. For some reason the graphics at the beginning read November – it wasn’t! It was the end of August…When we started VNatB back in April we were intending to run for a few weeks. 22 weeks on, we didn’t miss a week, but decided it was time to call time on the weekly shows. Our guest authors for our final regular shows were: CD Major, Kate Medina, Rachel Ward, Stu Turton, Emma Curtis, Kia Abdullah, Lauren North, Chris Lloyd and Karen Hamilton.

The celebrations went on – so due file size, we have had to split the final show into two parts.

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