Episode 10: Alan Furst

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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

Episode 9: Annie Jacobsen

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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 »

Episode 8: Don Passman

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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 »

Episode 7: Jo Nesbø

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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 »

Episode 3: Interviews with Peter James and Cara Black

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At the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Les Klinger and I spoke first to Peter James and later to Cara Black. Peter James talks about his character Roy Grace’s missing wife, how he found the inspiration for his most recent Grace novel, Dead Man’s Time, his research methods and gives us a preview of… Read more »