Episode 111: Kate White

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Up until the time of the car accident that killed her co-worker, self-help book author Bryn Harper—the protagonist of The Secrets You Keep, Kate White’s new domestic suspense thriller—had been described as a force of nature. Now, as she recovers in Saratoga, New York, Bryn finds herself plagued by nightmares and suffering from exhaustion. And… Read more »

Episode 110: Rhys Bowen

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In Rhys Bowen’s new stand-alone novel, In Farleigh Field, it’s the summer of 1941, and even though almost everyone, including aristocratic debutantes, are giving it their all, the war is not going well for the people of England. Traitors are moving among the estates of the titled, parachutists who are German spies dressed as English infantrymen… Read more »

Episode 109: David Joy

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There is violence, brutality and deep humanity in David Joy’s The Weight of This World, a story about a friendship between two young men as they try to outrace the trauma, neglect, pain and futility each has suffered     Photo of David Joy ©Ashley T. Evans

Episode 108: Suzanne Chazin

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What happens to a police officer who mistakenly shoots an unarmed man of color? That question and more is examined in Suzanne Chazin’s timely mystery No Witness But the Moon, when her protagonist Detective Jimmy Vega responds to a call of “shots fired” at the home of a wealthy Mexican musician  

Episode 107: David Mark

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In Cruel Mercy, David Mark’s new crime fiction novel, Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy, a Scot by birth, married to an Irish Traveler—a gypsy to Americans—who investigates murder in Yorkshire, is sent to New York City to get to the bottom of the disappearance of two Irishmen. Finding them could be a matter of life or… Read more »

Episode 106: Scott Reardon

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There’s an imposter posing as a covert agent in the CIA’s Paris office, but that’s the least of the Agency’s problems in The Prometheus Man, Scott Reardon’s debut thriller about the human repercussions of a rogue experiment to create the perfect warrior    

Episode 105: Ingrid Thoft

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When Private Investigator Fina Ludlow begins a job she never really knows where a case will lead and what sort of secrets will be revealed. In Ingrid Thoft’s fourth crime fiction novel, Brutality, Fina looks into a growing evangelical church as well as a more personal investigation—into her own brother, Rand     Photo of Ingrid… Read more »

Episode 104: Rennie Airth

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The murder that the retired Scotland Yard Inspector John Madden has been asked to re-examine to see if the wrong man may have been hanged for it in Rennie Airth’s The Death of Kings may have occurred in an English country home, but this is no Agatha Christie-esque tale    

Episode 103: James L’Etoile

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Meet John Penley, homicide detective in the Sacramento, CA police department: In At What Cost, James L’Etoile’s debut mystery, Penley is doing the best he can to balance an investigation into a series of particularly gruesome murders with the tension of waiting for a suitable donor for his young son who needs a kidney      

Episode 102: Hank Phillippi Ryan

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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?   Les Klinger and Nancie Clare also talk to Hank about “The Adventure of the… Read more »