Scottish Field once described Douglas Lindsay as “a master of comic crime.” Listeners should note this is because he writes comedy crime novels, not because he murders people while dressed as a clown.
THE FINAL CUT
THE FINAL CUT
Scenes from the seventh Barney Thomson novel, The Final Cut. Barney arrives at the offices of a large marketing firm in London; Barney gives a marketing executive advice and a haircut; murder at the hands of infamous assassin Harlequin Sweetlips.
THE ART OF DYING
Scenes from the third book in the DI Westphall series. Westphall haunted by guilt; interviewing an artist; and sitting in church, staring up at a stained glass window of the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian...
THE CUTTING EDGE OF BARNEY THOMSON
Readings from the second Barney Thomson book. Barney digs a grave!Barney cuts hair!Barney hides out in the attic, having inevitably been accused of serial murder!
LET ME DIE IN MY FOOTSTEPS
Readings from the 7th DS Hutton novel, LET ME DIE IN MY FOOTSTEPS. The adventure begins...
TOUCH OF THE SPIDER
The complete DI Westphall short story, Touch of The Spider, taken from the Cold September collection.
THE HAUNTING OF BARNEY THOMSON
The story of the giant fish monster that was too ridiculous even for a Barney Thomson novel, and scenes from the book featuring murder! jokes!* ghosts! and much, much more. *May not contain jokes.
SONG OF THE DEAD
That time I inadvertently altered history by recording a meeting between Wellington and Napoleon in the Map Room in the Foreign Office. Plus a few, slow scenes from Song Of The Dead, featuring the distilled essence of an Estonian November.
SCENES FROM THE BARBERSHOP FLOOR, VOLUME 1
The Decapitated Head of John the Baptist test for the furtherance of modern art, the irony of Scooby Doo, and fake news of a mangled corpse on the rocks, feasted upon by giant, genetically-modified gulls. Just a regular day in Barney Thomson's barbershop.
BALLAD IN BLUE
From a 100,000-rambling first person love story, to a short esoteric (and erotic) literary novel, via an Oscar-nominated film producer and a movie that didn't even get close to getting considered, never mind made, the story of Ballad In Blue.
THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON
From page to screen, the tortuous journey of The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson into cinemas. Plus a reading from the book, written in the summer of 1995, in the air-conditioned comfort of a fifth-floor apartment in central Dakar.
IN MY TIME OF DYING
That time Lindsay beat* Garry Kasparov at chess. And a reading from DS Hutton Book 5, IN MY TIME OF DYING, the world's first Covid-era serial killer novel. * He lasted more than ten moves, which he's prepared to claim as a victory, and you can't stop him.
THESE ARE THE STORIES WE TELL
When your surreal work of literary crime doesn't get published. And when you want to use a line from the finest Paul McCartney song on earth in the book. Plus selected passages from the novel.
COLD SEPTEMBER - THE SHORT STORY COLLECTION
Gordon's dead! A two-month debate over an average joke in a sitcom that never got made. Plus the inside scoop, such as it is, on the Cold September short story collection, including readings of The Ringmaster and The Artist.
CURSE OF THE CLOWN
Welcome to the hairgasm. Barney and the crew of the Millport barbershop are back, in a reading from the ninth novel in the cult, noir, black comedy Barney Thomson series, Curse Of The Clown. It's all fun and games until somebody loses a penis...
SCENES FROM THE BARBERSHOP FLOOR
The Beatles are back and this time they're a shaving foam, plus wild swimming, and other great topics of the day, are all discussed in the Millport barbershop, in this reading from the most recent entry in the Barney Thomson series. Plus a parenting tale as old as time, involving a winter wonderland and a naked German.