The author of Midnight in Europe talks to SoM about everything from good and evil to romantics and two-lane blacktop roads in France. Book tour for Midnight in Europe photo: © Rainer Hosch
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Stay tuned to Speaking of Mysteries on Monday June 16 for an interview with Megan Abbott the day before The Fever is released. Also on the interview agenda: news on the film adaptation of Dare Me and being writer in residence at Ole Miss. Photo © Drew Reilly
Yeah, yeah, deadlier than the male. Thanks then to Sarah Weinman, whose Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazer of Domestic Suspense Paperback, reviewed in LARB by Cullen Gallagher, gives us stories by some of the best noir writers regardless of gender (but who happen to be women): Patricia Highsmith, Margarat Millar and Dorothy… Read more »
The New York Times best selling author on her book that delves into the secret program the U.S. employed to sanitize the relocation of Nazi scientists to America after the end of World War II. Annie Jacobsen and I sat down at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to discuss her most recent book,… Read more »
Because of scheduling, SoM’s podcast with Alan Furst will be uploaded Monday June 9.
Alan Furst talks to SoM about his newest novel, Midnight in Europe, set against the backdrop of pre-WWII Europe. Called “America’s preeminent spy novelist,” by The New York Times, Furst considers his series of novels “really one very long book with, to date, twelve chapters.” Look for the published podcast interview with Alan Furst here… Read more »
The author of The Amazing Harvey gets tricky with SoM! Les Klinger and I enjoyed a lunch at the Napa Valley Grill with Don Passman to talk about The Amazing Harvey, his first mystery. The afternoon was entertaining on all fronts. Talking about mysteries is one of our favorite pastimes — and meeting a writer… Read more »
SoM’s next interview is with Don Passman, author of the just-released The Amazing Harvey. Don’s interview with Leslie Klinger and Nancie Clare will be published Monday May 26, 2014.
Megan Abbott’s latest novel about “guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire” is due out June 19, 2014. Megan will join SoM to talk about the book, the story’s inspiration and how she’s able with just a subtle, indiscernible twist to turn otherwise wholesome worlds inside out. Stay tuned for an exact… Read more »
Norway’s best-selling crime fiction writer talks politics, revenge and what makes Sonny —and Harry Hole — tick. I spoke to Jo Nesbø by phone on Tuesday May 13, 2014 — the U.S. publication day of his most recent crime novel, The Son — from the New York City office of Knopf, his U.S. publisher. It… Read more »