Blood Brothers Crime Podcast

Three crime writers talk all things crime, writing, inspirations and process, with special guest authors from around the world.

Blood Brothers Episode 67 with Russ Thomas The Blood Brothers Crime Writing Podcast

Sean Coleman, Chris McDonald and Rob Parker talk to the immeasurably talented and lovely Russ Thomas, author of Firewatching and Nighthawking.
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  2. Blood Brothers Episode 66 with Janice Hallet and Miranda Jewess
  3. Blood Brothers Episode 65 with Stephen J. Golds
  4. Blood Brothers Episode 64 with Adam Simcox
  5. Blood Brothers Episode 63 with Philippa East

The Voices

Sean Coleman

Born in the UK and raised in South Africa, M. Sean Coleman developed a love for reading and writing novels in his early teens, thanks to two incredibly passionate English teachers who infected him with their love of words and stories. Over the intervening years, he has written film and television drama, cross-platform series, an interactive children’s storybook and even a graphic novel series.

He is obsessed with crime, mystery and thriller stories, especially those with a fresh or surprising angle. He writes novels from his home in The Cotswolds, where he lives with his partner and their three dogs.

Chris McDonald

Originally hailing from the north coast of Northern Ireland and now residing in South Manchester, Chris McDonald has always been a reader. At primary school, The Hardy Boys inspired his love of adventure, before his reading world was opened up by Chuck Palahniuk and the gritty world of crime.

He’s a fan of 5-a-side football, has an eclectic taste in music ranging from Damien Rice to Slayer and loves dogs.

Rob Parker

Rob Parker is a married father of three, who lives in a village near Manchester, UK. The author of the Ben Bracken thrillers, Crook’s Hollow and Far From The Tree, he enjoys a rural life on an old pig farm (now minus pigs), writing horrible things between school runs.

He writes full time, as well as organising and attending various author events across the UK – while boxing regularly for charity. Passionate about inspiring a love of the written word in young people, he spends a lot of time in schools across the North West, encouraging literacy, story-telling, and creative-writing.


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