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
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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 »
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
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 »
In Dead Is Better, murder victim Charlie Stone’s confusion is mitigated by Rose, his new-found afterlife canine companion Dead Is Better is available in e-book and in print.
In My Sunshine Away, M.O. Walsh’s debut novel, the story revolves around what happens in the aftermath of a brutal crime rather than the search for a solution Photo of M.O. Walsh ©Sam Gregory Photography Click on thumbnail above to see the schedule for M.O. Walsh’s appearances.