Episode 32: Val McDermid

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The hunt for the identity of the skeleton of the title of The Skeleton Road, Val McDermid’s newest stand-alone novel, takes readers through both time and geography: from the ruins of a Victorian building in Edinburgh and Radcliffe Camera in Oxford to Zagreb, Croatia; from a contemporary United Kingdom to the bloody Balkan war of… Read more »

Episode 31: Sebastian Rotella

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In The Convert’s Song, Sebastian Rotella picks up the story of Valentín Pescatore, first introduced in Triple Crossing     With his time patrolling The Line, as the border between San Diego and Tijuana is known, now in the past, ProPublica.com’s award-winning investigative journalist Sebastian Rotella’s Pescatore has relocated to Buenos Aires and joined forces… Read more »

Episode 30: Steph Cha

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Private investigator Juniper Song returns in Beware, Beware, Steph Cha’s second mystery novel       Drugs, celebrities, artists and murder collide in Los Angeles’ neighborhoods from Hollywood and Beverly Hills to Koreatown in Steph Cha’s latest novel. Photo of Steph Cha ©Susie Cha

Episode 29: Craig Robertson

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Scottish crime writer Robertson takes a break from the mean streets of Glasgow—the site of his series—for The Last Refuge, his stand alone mystery that takes place in the Faroe Islands     Although Scotland has no shortage of remote islands battered by lashing seas, Craig Robertson sets his latest in the Faroes, hundreds of… Read more »

Episode 28: Tom Nolan

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According to the critic of mysteries and thrillers for The Wall Street Journal, we are in a Golden Age of crime fiction                 Who better to discuss the state of mysteries and thrillers than a critic who specializes in the genre? The topics Tom discusses run the gamut:… Read more »

Episode 27: John Lawton

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Sweet Sunday, John Lawton’s newly published stand alone novel, is a mystery wrapped inside of an odyssey that jumps through time and geography, starting and ending in New York City in the late ’60s   Photo of John Lawton ©Nick Lockett        

Episode 26: Bradford Morrow

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Murder, dismemberment, stalking and blackmail are all part of the journey The Forgers takes through the territory where love and books overlap.     If the first five words of The Forgers—”They never found his hands.”—don’t intrigue you, you might want to check to see if you have a pulse. Photo of Bradford Morrow ©Jessamine… Read more »

Episode 25: Margaux Froley

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The Anthony Award-nominated YA writer talks about Hero Complex, the second novel in the Keaton School series.     Margaux’s main character, Devon Mackintosh, is a fish out of water at her boarding school, which gives her a unique perspective. Pretty handy when you’re trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious death school… Read more »

Author Reading 1: Robert Olen Butler

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What better way to celebrate the publication day of The Empire of Night than listening to the author read chapter one!                         Signed first edition copies of The Empire of Night are available from MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP

Episode 24: Robert Olen Butler

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In The Empire of Night, we pick up the story of Christopher Marlowe Cobb, who survived the sinking of the Lusitania, as he hunts down German sympathizers in the British aristocracy during the early months of World War One.     The idea of Christoper “Kit” Cobb, grew out of “The One in White,” a… Read more »