Episode 55: Robert Rotstein

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The explosive events of the past set the stage for Robert Rotstein’s The Bomb Maker’s Son, the third in his Parker Stern series of mysteries       Photo of Robert Rotstein ©Glen La Ferman

Episode 54: Stephen Hunter

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I, Ripper, Stephen Hunter’s version of the story of Jack the Ripper, is a bloody good take on the timeless tale. And we mean that in every way       Readers of Stephen Hunter’s three series about the Swagger clan, know he’s a firearms’ savant. In our interview, Steve discusses the Howdah (below), an unusual… Read more »

Episode 53: Sharon Bolton

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In Little Black Lies, Sharon Bolton’s new stand-alone thriller that takes place in the Falkland Islands in the mid-1990s—twelve years after the invasion and subsequent war—three deeply damaged individuals confess to the same crime          

Episode 52: Marcia Clark

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In her foreword to the re-publication of Compulsion, Meyer Levin’s remarkable novel based on the 1924 Leopold and Loeb trial in Chicago, Marcia Clark—who knows a thing or two about “Trials of the Century”—reminds us that almost 60 years after its publication, Levin’s look at the justice system’s role in society continues to ring true… Read more »

Episode 51: Attica Locke

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In Pleasantville, Attica Locke picks up the story of activist-turned-environmental lawyer Jay Porter, who she introduced to us in her debut thriller, Black Water Rising     In her own words, Attica was thrilled that Pleasantville was published when it was. You see, for the foreseeable future she plans to be otherwise engaged with another… Read more »

Episode 50: Christopher Brookmyre

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In Christopher Brookmyre’s latest, Dead Girl Walking, Jack Parlabane—his journalism career going nowhere fast—decides to do an old friend a favor and investigate the disappearance of her wild child rocker client    

Episode 49: Tom Nolan

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Who better than Ross Macdonald biographer Tom Nolan to edit what we can only hope is the first of many anthologies of the California noir great’s mysteries for The Library of America?     Photo of Tom Nolan ©David Strick

Episode 48: Malcolm Mackay

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The Glasgow Trilogy—The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, How a Gunman Says Goodbye and The Sudden Arrival of Violence—is a trio of crime fiction tales told from the other side of the law     The first installment in Malcolm Mackay’s Glasgow Trilogy, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey… Read more »