Episode 47: M.J. Carter

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Exotic doesn’t even begin to describe the setting of The Strangler Vine, M.J. Carter’s debut crime fiction novel: India in the mid-1830’s complete with tiger hunts, bags of jewels and the pursuit of the mysterious Thuggee cult through the jungles and along the Grand Truck Road     Photo of M.J. Carter ©Roderick Field

Episode 46: Sara Paretsky

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In 1982 when most female characters in mystery fiction were femme fatales, victims or nosy neighbors, Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski started investigating on the mean streets of Chicago     Sara talks about how characters reveal things about themselves, as was the case with V.I.’s close friend Lotty in her current Critical Mass, her tenure… Read more »

Episode 45: Catriona McPherson

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According to Cat, when she learned about the Edgar Award nomination for her stand alone mystery, The Day She Died, the Scottish crime fiction writer lost complete control of her dialect and wrote to a U.S. editor that she was “chuffed as little mince balls”   Les Klinger and I also spoke to Cat about her Dandy… Read more »

Episode 44: Owen Laukkanen & Owen Matthews

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The Stolen Ones, Owen Laukkanen’s fourth installment of the Stevens and Windermere series, goes down some very, very dark roads as the pair of investigators criss-cross the U.S. hunting down human traffickers     And Owen Matthews, Laukkanen’s literary alter-ego, joins us to talk about his recently released YA crime fiction novel, How to Win at… Read more »

Episode 43: Julia Dahl

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It’s not just the murder of a Hasidic woman in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood that newbie journo Rebekah Roberts is on the trail of in Invisible City, Julia Dahl’s Edgar Award–nominated debut mystery Photo of Julia Dahl ©Chasi Annexy

Episode 42: C.J. Box

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The course of Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett’s life never did run smooth. With his daughter April in grave condition in a Billings, Montana hospital and his best friend Nate Romanowski missing, Joe has a full plate in C.J. Box’s latest, Endangered     And then there’s also the 21 dead sage grouse… Find out more… Read more »

Episode 41: David Joy

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Where All Light Tends to Go, David Joy’s debut novel, explores an Appalachian Noir realm where fate and hope collide     Is there a choice between the worlds of drugs and murder or love and redemption for Jacob McNeely? Photo of David Joy ©Alan Rhew

Episode 40: Denise Hamilton

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The author of the Eve Diamond series of mysteries, editor of volumes one and two of Los Angeles Noir anthologies of short stories whose settings are in Southern California and contributor to In the Company of Sherlock Holmes anthology of short stories talks about mysteries, the dark side of sunny SoCal beaches and perfume  … Read more »

Upcoming Interviews: Denise Hamilton, David Joy, C.J. Box, Julia Dahl and Owen Laukkanen

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The next few weeks are an embarrassment of riches for lovers of fiction in general and crime fiction in particular. February 23, 2015 we chat with Denise Hamilton about her short story in In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, editing both volumes of Los Angeles Noir and perfume. March 2, 2015 David Joy talks about Where All… Read more »