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At the heart of Say No More, Hank Phillippi Ryan’s new crime fiction novel featuring TV investigative reporter Jane Ryland, is the question: Even though it may be the right thing to do, is speaking up always a good idea?

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Les Klinger and Nancie Clare also talk to Hank about “The Adventure of the Dancing Women,” Hank’s short story in Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, edited by Les and Laurie R. King as well as the common territory between Hank’s job as a TV investigative journalist and a crime fiction author.

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Isiah Quintabe, the protagonist in IQ, Joe Ide’s debut crime fiction novel, is a young man with Sherlockian skills from East Long Beach. The perfect man to find out who’s trying to kill Calvin Wright, the rapper known as “Black the Knife”

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Harry may be carrying a brand new badge in Michael Connelly’s new novel, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, but he brings the same Bosch intensity to the tasks at hand

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As Harry Bosch fans know, there’s more Bosch to consume. Michael also talks about Bosch on Amazon, the third season of which is just about to wrap up filming for release sometime in 2017. The series has been renewed for a fourth season.

 

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In her review in The New Yorker of The Trespasser—Tana French’s new Dublin Murder Squad novel—Laura Miller got it dead right: “Most crime fiction is diverting; French’s is consuming.”*

 

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* “Tana French’s Intimate Crime Fiction,” Laura Miller. The New Yorker, October 3, 2016

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Billy Boyle is back in Blue Madonna, the latest installment in James R. Benn’s series of World War II mysteries

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Billy goes to France on D-Day, but he’s not part of the invasion on the beaches of Normandy. His assignment is no less dangerous though and, as usual, the stakes are high.

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The secrets of the past collide with present-day betrayals in The Gates of Evangeline, Hester Young’s atmospheric genre-bending mystery that weaves loss, devotion, and hope into a Southern Gothic suspense story

 

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In Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay, it’s back to Paradise to catch up with Jesse Stone, a man so buttoned up the only thing he wears on his sleeve is his sleeve, according to author Reed Farrel Coleman

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Reed and Leslie Klinger also talk about how Robert B. Parker really felt about Tom Selleck’s portrayal of Jesse Stone, characters from Reed’s other series, and the role that Mystery Writers of America fills for newbie and experienced crime fiction authors.

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Walt Longmire, accompanied by Henry Standing Bear and both volumes of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories, returns in An Obvious Fact to investigate a suspicious motorcycle accident 

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Craig talks about the differences he and Walt have when it comes to motorcycles, how the Longmire series is so popular in France that Craig and his wife travel to Paris twice a year, and Sheriff Longmire’s existence in the two universes of the printed word and the Longmire series on Netflix.

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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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