Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Sunday, 11 June 2017
"Empress of Mars" by Mark Gatiss, directed by Wayne Yip. Spoilers after the cut.
Monday, 5 June 2017
“The Lie of the Land” by Toby Whithouse, directed by Wayne Yip. Spoilers after the cut.
Thursday, 1 June 2017
I liked the format a lot, although the solution to the crime is based on information we get very late in the day. And it's a bit unfortunate that, having introduced a lesbian detective, Billingham then has her fail to solve the crime, the implication being that Thorne comes in at the end and handles it (the reader still gets to find out whodunnit of course, through one of the flashbacks.) I think this story crosses over with the next Thorne novel, which will probably be the better for having that background, but Die of Shame itself is one I enjoyed with some reservations.