What have you been watching on a Sunday evening?
Written in Blood has had my husband and I engrossed for one hour at 10.00pm on a Sunday evening, for the last four weeks.
Why? For my husband, it is the true crime element of the series, eloquently presented by crime writer Simon Toyne.
For me, it is the discussions between Simon and his guest crime authors with their unique take on the crimes that have inspired their novels. Each gives reasons why a particular true-life crime influenced their writing and the need they had to share each crime, through fiction, with their readers.
Below is a trailer that gives you a taster of the series.
I am sharing this with you for two reasons:
This series not only explores true-life crime but it gives the viewer an insight as to why an author chooses to use the crime as an initial idea for a novel.
For writers, ideas spring from many places, this series made me think about the material I am sharing on this blog. It inspired me to share information that should interest crime readers, so I will be blogging an A-Z of crime from next week, with a view to entertain you, while at the same time hopefully inspiring me for my future novels.
Just as an aside, my mum messaged me originally to let me know that Mark Billingham (my favourite author) was in the first episode. Thank you mum…it’s a great series.
If you are watching the series, or If you have another recommendation, it would be great if you could share in the comments below.
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