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What makes a crime author? - Once Upon a True Crime


Some of Britain’s best-known crime writers Peter James, Denise Mina, Mark Billingham and Douglas Skelton feature in brand-new series Once Upon a True Crime. The show investigates the real-life murders that inspired some of the acclaimed authors’ most famous novels. In each episode, the writers retrace the steps of the killers and victims, taking viewers through every twist and turn in the story. With unprecedented access to experts, witnesses and journalists that covered each case, the murders are pieced together and new, untested theories surface in attempt to resolve mysteries that remain.