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Originally published as The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kim Barker’s much talked about non fiction book – part memoir, part witty tale of self discovery – WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is out today.

In the book, Kim Barker chronicles her experiences as a journalist after arriving in Kabul in 2002 with nothing more than her passport and a pressing need for a translator. She shares her growing love for the troubled countries, and the dangers and challenges of working in them.

The book has already been attracting rave reviews, and has been made into a movie starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfred Molina that’s coming out in March. You can see the trailer here.

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT isn’t a crime thriller, but it certainly looks interesting and could be well worth checking out if you’re looking for something in the non fiction section …

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is published today by Anchor. You can find in on Amazon here

DON’T MISS: CRIME SCENE the must-read magazine for all crime thriller fans


Are you:

  • A fan of TV crime dramas like Sherlock, True Detective, Fargo and The Bridge?
  • Gripped by true crime podcast Serial and Netflix documentary Making A Murderer?
  • Excited to be reading and discovering fantastic crime thrillers and new authors?

If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes then it sounds like the new CRIME SCENE magazine is something worth you checking out.

Launched last autumn, CRIME SCENE is a quarterly magazine that explores the world of crime drama and fiction with in-depth interviews, features and analysis of new releases and established favourites within the genre.

Available both in digital download and (beautifully) glossy paper magazine format, it’s available in bookstores and via subscription (click here to go to the subscription website).

The next issue is due out next month (March 2016) and there’s lots of exciting stuff planned for it. I’m not allowed to give you ALL the details, but what I can say is that fans of the Netflix documentary Making A Murderer and crime writer Mark Billingham will be in for a big treat, and there’ll also be some sneaky peeps at the coolest crime shows coming your way.

Book to Film News: Wentworth Miller to adapt Scare Me for the screen

cover image: Scare Me

cover image: Scare Me

Exciting news just out of Angry Robot: Exhibit A HQ tells me that Relatively Media have acquired the film rights to Richard Parker’s psychological thriller Scare Me and have asked Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller to adapt the novel for the big screen.

Scare Me tells the story of a wealthy businessman who receives a phone call in the middle of the night asking him, ‘When did you last google yourself?’ He does just that, and discovers a website with photos of his own home, along with six other houses he’s never seen before. One photo shows a gruesome murder.

Sounds like it’s going to be a must-watch film.

For more details head over to