John Connolly and William Boyle

In this week’s episode, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to best-selling, award-winning Irish author John Connolly. Throughout the episode, John talks about the history of Irish crime writing, the mash-up of crime and the supernatural and how to handle instant success. He also talks about his upcoming non-fiction projects, and delves into the power of nostalgia. Also in this episode, Our Man With The Spyglass, Paul Hirons, talks to one of the rising stars of American crime fiction, William Boyle.

A Stab In The Dark: A UKTV Original Crime Podcast with Mark Billingham

Multi-award-winning crime writer, Mark Billingham, presents an in-depth look at the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode of A Stab In The Dark sees brand-new guests from the worlds of TV and books discuss the inner workings of crime fiction and crime drama. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV production and is produced by Paul Hirons. For more info: