Anya lipska wall cropLipska is a British crime writer, TV producer and scriptwriter. Lipska’s crime thriller series, set in East London, follows the adventures and investigations of Janusz Kiszka, tough guy and fixer to the Polish community, and the sharp-elbowed young police detective Natalie Kershaw.The Kiszka & Kershaw series has won critical acclaim and was recently optioned by BBC Drama as a potential TV crime series. A radio story featuring the character of Kiszka was broadcast as part of the BBC’s ‘Poles in the UK’ series on Radio 4 in 2015. Anya’s debut, Where the Devil Can’t Go, led to her selection by Val McDermid for the prestigious New Blood panel at the 2013 Harrogate Crime Festival. It was followed by Death Can’t take a Joke, and A Devil Under the Skin. She is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in the UK, which is dedicated to bringing an understanding of Polish arts and culture to a UK audience. Married to a Pole, Lipska lives in East London. She works as a TV producer and has credits on a wide variety of factual programmes on many different topics, whether it’s Neanderthal archaeology, saving the clouded leopard in the wild, or Italy’s Renaissance Gardens.

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David-Malcolm-Small-2David Malcolm was born in Scotland. He was educated in Aberdeen, Zürich, and London. For over thirty years he has lived and worked in Japan, the USA, and Poland. He lives in Sopot, Poland. His collection of short fiction Radio Moscow, and Other Stories was published by Blackwitch Press in 2015 and his first novel The German Messenger was published by Crime Wave Press in 2016.




Fiona Peters is a Senior Lecturer in Fiona PetersEnglish and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University, UK. She is the author of Evil and Anxiety in the Writings of Patricia Highsmith (Ashgate, 2011) and has edited and contributed to many books and journals in the areas of Crime Fiction, Literature and Evil and Psychoanalysis. She runs the Captivating Criminality conference series at BSU and is co-direrctor (with Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish) of the Captivating Criminality Network. She is currently working on a monograph on Ruth Rendell.


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maxresdefaultDavid Schmid teaches popular culture, cultural studies, and twentieth-century/contemporary British and American literature and culture at the University at Buffalo. He has published on a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, crime fiction, Dracula, film, the non-fiction novel, and true crime. He is the author of Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture (2005), co-author of Zombie Talk: Culture, History, Politics (2016), editor of Violence in American Popular Culture (2015), and co-editor of Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction: A World of Crime (2016). He is currently completing a book-length manuscript entitled From the Locked Room to the Globe: Space in Crime Fiction.

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