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Who better to edit the third volume of Library of America’s anthology of Elmore Leonard than his long-time researcher, Gregg Sutter?

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Gregg talked to Les Klinger and Nancie Clare about his work with Leonard, the books and short stories that had found their way to film and TV productions and much more. To hear Gregg and Elmore talking about their work together, listen to the series of podcasts Gregg recorded.

 

 

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Because it’s a prequel, Murder on the Quai—the sixteenth installment in Cara Black’s series of mysteries—is the perfect place to meet her protagonist, Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc

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Cara is undertaking a marathon book tour in support of Murder on the Quai—as well as the other 15 Aimee Leduc novels—with stops from Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego, CA to Titcomb’s Bookstore in Cape Cod, MA and points in between. Check to see if Cara is coming to an independent bookstore near you.

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There’s creepy and than there’s Scandinavian creepy and The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund—the writing team of Jerker Erikksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist—lives up to its expectations

 

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The Crow Girl is being published in the U.S. by Alfred A. Knopf, the American publisher of Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbø, Henning Mankell and David Lagercrantz. As Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of Knopf, points out, “we feel our track record for identifying smart Scandinavian crime fiction is pretty good.” An understatement if ever there was one.

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In The Second Life of Nick Mason, Steve Hamilton introduces a character who’s a good man in a bad situation. Yes, he may be in prison for a crime he did commit, but who wouldn’t make a deal with the devil to get out from under a 25 year sentence? Even if there’s a price to pay…

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To get the universe of his protagonist, Santa Fe Police Department Detective Denise Aragon, spot on for The Drum Within, Jim Scarantino calls on his skills as a prosecutor, defense attorney and investigative reporter and follows Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Good Writing

 

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It’s a winning combination for a wickedly good procedural.

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