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Radio Highlights in February 2016 – dramatisations of Rebus: A Question Of Blood by Ian Rankin and Charles Paris: A Decent Interval by Simon Brett.

I just want to signpost 2 radio highlights for crime fiction fans on BBC Radio 4 in February 2016.

On Saturday 13th February at 14:30, a 2-part (2 x 60 minutes) adaptation of A Question Of Blood by Ian Rankin starts – “When a known criminal dies in a house fire the forensic evidence suggests he was murdered before the fire started. Rebus – the last person to see the victim alive – becomes the main suspect. Meanwhile, a fatal shooting at a private school near Edinburgh unexpectedly leads Rebus to an army helicopter crash on Jura in a case involving diamonds and drug smuggling.”

More information is at Rebus – A Question Of Blood

On Friday 19th February at 11:30am, a 4-part (4 x 30 minutes) adaptation of A Decent Interval by Simon Brett starts – “Charles, bit-part actor and amateur sleuth, returns to the stage as the ghost in Hamlet, but rehearsals are fraught as both Ophelia and Hamlet are being played by reality TV stars and soon it’s not only Shakespeare’s lines that are being murdered. As the body count rises, so do Charles’ suspicions. Whilst at home, meanwhile, Frances fears she may have come to the end of allowing her semi-detached husband to remain as her lodger.”

More information is at A Charles Paris Mystery: A Decent Interval