Short Works - A Season Of Murder, Mystery And Suspense

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Episodes

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0101The Asking Price20180507

Despite the bad blood between them, why does Tanya pay her ex-best friend Lynne a visit?

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by Sophie Hannah.

Despite recent bad blood between them, Tanya goes to visit her former best friend Lynne in her new home. But what are her motives for doing so? Read by Monica Dolan.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from Sophie Hannah's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0102Something Untoward20180508

A woman's tube journey is thrown into confusion when her mother appears on the train.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by Sophie Hannah.

A woman's simple tube journey is thrown into confusion when her mother appears on the train. Read by Bryony Hannah.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from Sophie Hannah's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0103The Safety Net20180509

A woman's attempt to frame her ex-boyfriend goes badly wrong.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by Sophie Hannah.

A woman's attempt to frame her ex-boyfriend goes badly wrong. Read by Monica Dolan.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from Sophie Hannah's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0104The Birthday Treat20180510

Morag plans a 60th birthday present for her mother with a difference.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by Sophie Hannah.

Morag plans a 60th birthday present for her mother with a difference. Read by Bryony Hannah.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from Sophie Hannah's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0105 LASTNobody Move20180514

A woman asks her family not to make mess before a house-viewing.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by Sophie Hannah

A woman asks her family not to make mess before a house-viewing. Read by Monica Dolan.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from Sophie Hannah's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror (2012)

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0201The Man Upstairs20180709

By Heidi Amsinck. Mrs Vonnesbech always complains about the man who lives on the top floor

A man finds that his neighbour, Mrs Vonnesbech, is always complaining to him about the behaviour of the mysterious tenant at the top of their mansion block. Trouble is, no one has ever actually seen him. Read by Tim McInnerny.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0202The Miracle In Dannersgade20180710

By Heidi Amsinck. Lilian will stop at nothing to become the organist at her local church.

Lilian will stop at nothing, first to become - and then to remain, the organist at her local church. Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0203The Ghost Of Helene J\u00f8rgensen20180711

By Heidi Amsinck. Mr J\u00f8rgensen tells resident psychiatrist Cecilie that he hears voices.

Cecilie is the resident psychiatrist at a mental hospital in Øresund. On Christmas Eve, a Mr Jørgensen bursts into her office, claiming to be hearing voices...

Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0204The Night Guard20180712

By Heidi Amsinck. Leif has a strange encounter when he is locked in at an art gallery.

Leif has a strange encounter when he is locked in overnight at an art gallery. Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0205The Crying20180716

By Heidi Amsinck. Jens thinks his new apartment is a bargain, until the noises start.

When Jens buys an apartment in old Copenhagen, he thinks he has found a bargain - until he starts hearing noises coming from the wood-panelled walls.

Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train to Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.