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HB LYLE In Person With Paul

December 17, 2021 CrimeTimeFM
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HB LYLE In Person With Paul
Show Notes

HB LYLE (BEN) chats with Paul Burke about his latest historical thriller THE YEAR OF THE GUN, Sherlock Holmes and the Irregulars, Nabukov, historical accuracy in fiction and how Wiggins narrowly avoids going down with the Titanic (very minor spoiler alert).

1912. Released from the Secret Service, Wiggins sets out for New York and his lost lover Bela. But after an altercation on board, he finds himself among the low-life of Britain's poorest city, Dublin.
Wiggins falls in with gangster Patrick O'Connell and is soon driving the boss's girlfriend around town. Molly wants O'Connell to support her Irish nationalist cause - a cause needing guns to defeat the British - and then they go to find them in America.
Finally, Wiggins can solve the mystery of Bela - and meet his old mentor, Sherlock Holmes in a story of escalating intrigue, danger and violence.

HB LYLE lives in South London with his partner and their twin daughters. After a career in
feature film development, he took an MA in creative writing, followed by a PhD, at the University of East Anglia, an experience which led to the creation of The Irregular. He also writes screenplays and teaches undergraduates.

Recommendations (Mentions)
William Boyd - Waiting for Sunrise & Restless
George MacDonald Fraser - Flashman novels
Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes stories and novels
Erskine Childers - The Riddle of the Sands
Vladimir Nabokov
Mike Dash Satan's Circus

Produced by Junkyard Dog
Music courtesy of Southgate & Leigh
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Paul Burke writes for NB magazine, Crime Fiction Lover, Crime Time and the European Literature Network. He also edits and presents the Crime Time FM podcast and is a book collector and lover of crime fiction. 

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