Podcast Series 1, Episode 2: Dorothy Koomson


Niall McDiarmid © Dorothy Koomson

Welcome to My Weekly’s Magical Flying Bookshop, where you can join us each week as we talk to some of your favourite fiction authors. This time Dorothy Koomson drops by and talks drama, domestics and dancing!

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Dorothy Koomson

It’s time for the second cosy instalment of My Weekly’s Magical Flying Bookshop – your feel-good fiction podcast, sponsored by Pavers.

I know What You've Done coverDorothy Koomson is known as “The Queen Of The Big Reveal”, and we can’t wait to find out more about her latest unputdownable thriller as we chat in our podcast!

I Know What You’ve Done is Dorothy’s 17th book, a twisted and addictive story that centres around Rae who lives in a upmarket area of Brighton. When one of Rae’s neighbours, Priscilla, turns up on her doorstep, near to death after being attacked, it soon becomes clear that the inhabitants of the street are hiding many secrets – and it seems some of the comings and goings are included in a diary which Priscilla thrusts into Rae’s hands. Should Rae hand over the diary to the police – or try to find out more herself?

Listen to our podcast as Dorothy sets the scene by reading the dramatic opening pages of the book before going on to a give us an insight into how she works out her plots and why the endings of her books are not always what the reader is expecting!

If you’re looking for a great book to pop on your Christmas list, this one will certainly have you hooked – and Dorothy also recommends another great book from a fellow author. Find out more in the latest edisode of our podcast!


What is a podcast?

It’s simply an audio show, and you can join us any time that suits! Listen to our trailer now, and find Dorothy’s episode here!

Where can I access the podcasts?

You’ll need a podcast app. You might find one installed on your phone or tablet already, but if not, search for a suitable app in your app store. Popular ones include Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music. Once you’ve downloaded the app, use the search facility within the app to find My Weekly’s Magical Flying Bookshop any time from Nov 4. All available episodes will be listed.

Episode 1 (Ann Cleeves): https://pod.fo/e/f4d34.

Episode 2 (Dorothy Koomson): https://pod.fo/e/f6bbb

What’s the format of the show?

Our show is split into three sections – Reading Corner, where the author reads an exclusive short story, or a passage from their latest book; Quiz The Author, where we ask the questions you want answered and Book Post, the author picks a new release that’s not one of their own books, but a hotly-tipped title they’d recommend.

Can readers get involved by suggesting future authors to include in the series, or asking questions?

Absolutely, we’d love to hear your suggestions for authors for Series 2, and we’d be delighted to ask the participants the questions you want answered! Look out for our podcast recording dates on My Weekly’s social media channels, and submit your questions in plenty of time. We’ll ask the writers to answer a selection during our recording. Type your question and email it to flyingbookshop@myweekly.co.uk, or record your voice on your phone and add the audio clip to the email. We can then play your questions during the podcast. Don’t forget to put the words “podcast” and whatever author the question is for in the subject header – and please include your name on the email, too. Or, if you would prefer to phone, leave a message on 01382 575486, including your question, the author’s name, and your name. We’ll be speaking to Stacey Halls soon – send your questions now!

Podcast host Claire Gill

Podcast host Claire Gill

Series 1 – the full line-up

Podcast Competition

To celebrate the launch of our brand new podcast series, we’ve got a bumper prize for one reader! Enter now for your chance to win 8 fiction books as listed above (one from each featured author), a one year My Weekly UK Subscription, a PRAI Platinum Firm & Life Skincare Serum and a Shearer Candle! Enter here – good luck!

Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team ten years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!