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Linwood Barclay

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Linwood Barclay

Blackballed With James Di Fiore

Linwood Barclay joins us to discuss his latest New York Times best-seller Take Your Breath Away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


29 May 2022

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Author Stories Podcast Episode 1231 | Linwood Barclay Interview

Author Stories - Author Interviews, Writing Advice, Book Reviews

Today’s author interview guest is Linwood Barclay, author of Take Your Breath Away. A missing woman. A...


25 May 2022

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Ep. 168 Banana Bread & Model Railway Sets With Linwood Barclay

The Inside Flap

We’re joined once again by Linwood Barclay for a fun chat about his new novel Take Your Breath Away, the nightmares of home renovations, the delights of banana bread, why he builds model railway sets, and the anxiety he gets awaiting to hear back from his editor. We also recommend: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby … Continue reading Ep. 168 Banana Bread & Model Railway Sets With Linwood Barclay

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19 May 2022

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Linwood Barclay discusses Take Your Breath Away

Poisoned Pen Podcast

Barbara Peters in conversation with Linwood Barclay


17 May 2022

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Story Craft Cafe Episode 13 | Linwood Barclay Talks About Writing Fiction That Takes Your Breath Away

The Story Craft Cafe Podcast

Today's guest in the Story Craft Cafe is New York Times bestselling author with twenty novels to his credit, Linwood Barclay. Linwood joins us today to share his story and to talk about writing spooky fiction. Linwood Barclay, a New York Times bestselling author with twenty novels to his credit, spent three decades in newspapers before turning full time to writing thrillers. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages, sold millions of copies, and he counts Stephen King among his fans. Many of his books have been optioned for film and TV, a series has been made in France, and he wrote the screenplay for the film based on his novel Never Saw it Coming. Born in the US, his parents moved to Canada just as he was turning four, and he’s lived there ever since. He lives near Toronto with his wife, Neetha. They have two grown children.MORE ABOUT LINWOODLinwood Barclay is the #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty novels for adults, including No Time for Goodbye, Trust Your Eyes and, most recently, A Noise Downstairs. He has also written two novels for children and screenplays. Three of those twenty novels comprise the epic Promise Falls trilogy: Broken Promise, Far From True, and The Twenty-Three. His two novels for children – Chase and Escape – star a computer-enhanced dog named Chipper who’s on the run from the evil organization that turned him into a super-pup. Barclay’s 2011 thriller, The Accident, has been turned into the six-part television series L’Accident in France, and he adapted his novel Never Saw It Coming for the movie, directed by Gail Harvey and starring Eric Roberts and Emily Hampshire. Several of his other books either have been, or still are, in development for TV and film, including the Promise Falls trilogy. After spending his formative years helping run a cottage resort and trailer park after his father died when he was 16, Barclay got his first newspaper job at the Peterborough Examiner, a small Ontario daily. In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest circulation newspaper. He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper’s humour columnist in 1993. He was one of the paper’s most popular columnists before retiring from the position in 2006 to work exclusively on books. In 2004, he launched his mystery series about an anxiety-ridden, know-it-all, pain-in-the-butt father by the name of Zack Walker. Bad Move, the first book, was followed by three more Zack Walker thrillers: Bad Guys, Lone Wolf, and Stone Rain. (The last two were published in the UK under the titles Bad Luck and Bad News.) His first standalone thriller, No Time for Goodbye, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim and great international success. The following year, it was a Richard and Judy Summer Read selection in the UK, and did seven straight weeks at #1 on the UK bestseller list, and finished 2008 as the top selling novel of the year there. The book has since been sold around the world and been translated into nearly thirty languages. Barclay was born in the United States but moved to Canada just before turning four years old when his father, a commercial artist whose illustrations of cars appeared in Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post (before photography took over), accepted a position with an advertising agency north of the border. Barclay, who graduated with an English literature degree from Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario, was fortunate to have some very fine mentors; in particular, the celebrated Canadian author Margaret Laurence, whom Linwood first met when she served as writer-in-residence at Trent, and Kenneth Millar, who, under the name Ross Macdonald, wrote the acclaimed series of mystery novels featuring detective Lew Archer. It was at Trent that he met Neetha, the woman who would become his wife. They have two grown children, Spencer and Paige.


9 May 2022

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Quick Book Reviews - Episode 147 - Linwood Barclay interview and 5 book reviews.

Quick Book Reviews

I interview Linwood Barclay about his latest book “Take Your Breath Away” and review “Good Intentions” by Kasim Ali, “The Last Good Funeral of the Year” by Ed O’Loughlin , “The Christie Affair” by Nina De Gramont and “The Woman in the Purple Skirt” by Natsuko Imamura. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


28 Feb 2022

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David Baldacci and Linwood Barclay (The wrong guy in the trunk)

Book Off!

International bestselling novelists David Baldacci and Linwood Barclay go head to head in a war of the words.They discuss writing themselves into corners, how they scare themselves to write better books and tell us about their brand new novels, "Take My Breath Away" and "Dream Town". They also talk about their shared loved of the author Ross MacDonald, and the Lew Archer novels. In the Book Off, they pit Ken Follett's "Never" against "Caste" by Isobel Wilkerson, but which one will win? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Feb 2022

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Keeping Pace with Linwood Barclay

In Suspense

Welcome to series 5, episode 2 of In Suspense - a podcast and vodcast for fans and writers of crime fiction. Our topic today is Keeping Pace. Our guest today needs no introduction. It is the global bestselling author, Linwood Barclay who’ll be sharing his tips for keeping pace and talking about his latest book TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY, which is out on the 3rd February. p.s. Mentioned on the show this week is Lauren's giveaway of a weekend package to Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. If anyone would like to know more, please visit www.Lauren-North.com/harrogatecrimefestival


20 Jan 2022

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Crime Time FM

LINWOOD BARCLAY chats with Paul Burke about his new thriller FIND YOU FIRST, out in paperback now, character and humour, moral dilemmas in the crime novel and fresh out of college sending a manuscript to Ross Macdonald that sparked a long friendship.FIND YOU FIRST: It’s a deadly race against time…Tech billionaire Miles has more money than he can ever spend, but he can’t buy more time. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is forced to take a long, hard look at his past.Somewhere out there, Miles has children who don’t know it, but they might be about to inherit the good and bad from him – possibly his fortune, or possibly something more sinister.So, Miles decides to track them down. But a lethal killer is one step ahead of him. One by one, people are vanishing. Not just disappearing, every trace of them is wiped.Linwood Barclay is an international bestselling crime and thriller author with over twenty critically acclaimed novels to his name, including the phenomenal number one bestseller No Time For Goodbye. Every Linwood Barclay book is a masterclass in characterisation, plot and the killer twist, and with sales of over 7 million copies globally, his books have been sold in more than 39 countries around the world and he can count Stephen King, Shari Lapena and Peter James among his many fans.Many of his books have been optioned for film and TV, and Linwood wrote the screenplay for the film based on his bestselling novel Never Saw It Coming. Born in the US, his parents moved to Canada just as he was turning four, and he’s lived there ever since. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha. They have two grown children. Visit Linwood Barclay at www.linwoodbarclay.com or find him on Twitter at @linwood_barclay.Recommendations:Any of the Lew Archer novels of Ross MacDonaldThe Dutch House Ann PatchettFuzz Mary RoachRabbit Hole Mark BillinghamProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime Time


18 Oct 2021

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Linwood Barclay interview - Episode 476

Reading And Writing Podcast

The 476th episode of the Reading and Writing Podcast features an interview with best-selling writer Linwood Barclay, author of the novel FIND YOU FIRST. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reading-and-writing-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


26 Aug 2021