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Crime Scene is a 148-page quarterly magazine delving into the world of water-cooler crime drama on TV, film and in fiction. Covering the hottest crime drama, like Sherlock, True Detective, Fargo and The Bridge, and the latest novels from best-selling crime authors like Ian Rankin and James Ellroy. Crime Scene is packed with previews, interviews and features, on set-reports, reviews and series overviews. It brings the expertise, access and craft of Total Film and SFX to focus on the biggest and most popular genre of TV drama and of fiction: Crime.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
Back issue only

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This issue we’re celebrating the Hitchcock-style suspense of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, both the grip-lit phenomenon and the blockbuster film arriving in the autumn. Read on to find out why it’s Emily Blunt’s toughest role so far, and discover how author Paula Hawkins created a global bestseller. Elsewhere in this issue we’ve hung out with BETTER CALL SAUL’ Bob Odenkirk, chatted to VAL McDERMID, experienced the Southern charm of LETHAL WEAPON star Clayne Crawford and joined the NEW BLOOD boys on set at the Docklands Light Railway. To continue the rail theme, this month the team and I have chosen our favourite crime novel to lose yourself in during a train journey – basically, the book you wouldn’t mind missing your stop for. I’ve gone for Poirot (more from…

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SHARON BOLTON Sharon Bolton (previously S.J. Bolton) is the critically acclaimed and Sunday Times bestselling author of some of the most bone-chilling crime novels ever written, including the much loved Lacey Flint series. In 2014 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her whole body of work, and she has also been shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Sharon has a fascination with the gothic, which she subtly weaves into her fiction. S.J.I. HOLLIDAY S.J.I. Holliday is a pharmaceutical statistician by day and a crime writer by night. Her first novel, Black Wood, inspired by something scary that happened to her long ago in the woods was published in 2015. Her second, Willow Walk, about a…

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lethal weapon

“We’ve got music blasting, we’re all laughing, jumping, running around and maintaining the energy” CREATED & WRITTEN BY:MATTHEW MILLER DIRECTED BY: MCG, BASED ON CHARACTERS BY SHANE BLACK STARRING: CLAYNE CRAWFORD, DAMON WAYANS, JORDANA BREWSTER, KEESHA SHARP (FOX) 2016 Lethal Weapon is going to allow people to turn off their brains for an hour and laugh and watch things blow up, and watch me beat people up and run around,” Clayne Crawford tells Crime Scene of the TV remake that’s become the most talked about show for the autumn. With Prison Break, The X-Files and Twin Peaks all being rebooted for TV, the development of a Lethal Weapon pilot seemed like just another remake in a long list of retro-inspired television. But then Fox announced the show, starring Crawford (Rectify) and comedian and actor Damon Wayans…

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every episode ever

OPENING CREDITS VOICEOVER: Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless in a world of criminals who operate above the law. A kind of crime-fighting Gary Numan, basically. HQ OF THE FOUNDATION FOR LAW AND GOVERNMENT, DAY Michael Knight meets The Old Guy Who Gives Him Crimes To Solve OLD GUY: Ah Michael, I’m always amazed at how good you look for an ex-cop who was, literally, shot in the face, surgically reconstructed and randomly given a ludicrously expensive car. MICHAEL: Why, thank you, I hope one day this beautiful face will bring down the Berlin Wall. Now, what crimes have you got for me to solve that always take place…

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on the warpath

“Why do people wait until a series is unpopular before they make a film?” As Series 3 of Peaky Blinders concludes, the cast and creator have been discussing the future of the Brummie gangster drama. “I want to do the General Strike next, I want to go into 1926,” showrunner Steven Knight tells Crime Scene. “It was an interesting time – a lot of people believed the coming of communism was inevitable.” Knight says his ultimate ambition is to end 15 years on from Series 3, during the first air-raid siren of World War II. “I just like the idea of that siren going off,” says Knight. “I’m going to have to start doing bigger jumps [in time].” As well as planning Series 4, the TV and film scriptwriter says he’s interested in…

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jail mate

“Men who kill must arguably be the ultimate alpha males, the best possible protectors” The most gripping scenes in the recent smash hit Happy Valley, for me, were those set in the high-security prison, when murdering rapist, Tommy Lee Royce, sat across the table from Frances, the woman with whom he’d formed an obsessive and unnatural bond. The two hadn’t met before Royce’s conviction, but were engaged to be married. They never touched, and yet the sexual tension between them was all but visible. We watched, fascinated and repelled, as Frances gazed at Tommy, refusing to see what was blindingly obvious to the rest of us – that the man she loved was a monster. It is a scene repeated, in real life, in hundreds of high security jails across the world;…