The Tartan Noir Show

Bloody brilliant Scottish crime writing! The Tartan Noir Show is a new literary podcast hosted by Theresa Talbot, celebrating the world’s best crime writing and storytelling. Featuring live event recordings, one-on-one interviews and exclusive readings from crime writing giants including Val McDermid, Ian Rankin and Christopher Brookmyre. Listen to this gripping and informative podcast for mesmerising character-based stories and backstage access to the world of Scottish crime writing.


episode 2: Ann Cleeves: Unplugged

The Tartan Noir Show returns for its second series and we are delighted to be joined by one of the UK’s best loved crime writers - Ann Cleeves. She’s written more than 30 novels and created the characters Jimmy Perez (played by Douglas Henshall in the hit TV series Shetland) and Vera Stanhope (played by Brenda Blethyn in TV’s Vera). Ann also chats to Theresa about her support for libraries, her love for Shetland and Fair Isle - even without amenities - and why, when she starts to write a novel, she never knows what will happen at the end. Her recommended book is Caz Frear’s - Shed no Tears, the third in her Cat Kinsella series. 

Ann Cleeves -

Brenda Blethyn reads the first Chapter of The Darkest Evening -

Shetland -

Vera -

Maigret Georges Simenon -

Caz Frear -

Theresa Talbot -

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 September 22, 2020  43m