Episode 100: Michael Connelly

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Harry may be carrying a brand new badge in Michael Connelly’s new novel, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, but he brings the same Bosch intensity to the tasks at hand   As Harry Bosch fans know, there’s more Bosch to consume. Michael also talks about Bosch on Amazon, the third season of which is just about… Read more »

Episode 98: Tana French

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In her review in The New Yorker of The Trespasser—Tana French’s new Dublin Murder Squad novel—Laura Miller got it dead right: “Most crime fiction is diverting; French’s is consuming.”*     Photo of Tana French ©Kathrin Baumbach * “Tana French’s Intimate Crime Fiction,” Laura Miller. The New Yorker, October 3, 2016

Episode 97: James R. Benn

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Billy Boyle is back in Blue Madonna, the latest installment in James R. Benn’s series of World War II mysteries   Billy goes to France on D-Day, but he’s not part of the invasion on the beaches of Normandy. His assignment is no less dangerous though and, as usual, the stakes are high. Photo of James… Read more »

Episode 96: Hester Young

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The secrets of the past collide with present-day betrayals in The Gates of Evangeline, Hester Young’s atmospheric genre-bending mystery that weaves loss, devotion, and hope into a Southern Gothic suspense story     Photo of Hester Young ©Francine Daveta Photography

Episode 95: Reed Farrel Coleman

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In Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay, it’s back to Paradise to catch up with Jesse Stone, a man so buttoned up the only thing he wears on his sleeve is his sleeve, according to author Reed Farrel Coleman   Reed and Leslie Klinger also talk about how Robert B. Parker really felt about Tom… Read more »

Episode 94: Craig Johnson

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Walt Longmire, accompanied by Henry Standing Bear and both volumes of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories, returns in An Obvious Fact to investigate a suspicious motorcycle accident    Craig talks about the differences he and Walt have when it comes to motorcycles, how the Longmire series is so popular in France that Craig and his wife travel to… Read more »

Episode 93: Gregg Sutter

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Who better to edit the third volume of Library of America’s anthology of Elmore Leonard than his long-time researcher, Gregg Sutter? Gregg talked to Les Klinger and Nancie Clare about his work with Leonard, the books and short stories that had found their way to film and TV productions and much more. To hear Gregg and… Read more »

Episode 92: Mark Billingham

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Die of Shame, Mark Billingham’s recently published stand-alone mystery novel is a tale of lies, drugs, recovery, therapy—and murder     Photo of Mark Billingham ©Charlie Hopkinson

Episode 91: Martin Walker

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For Fatal Pursuit, Martin Walker’s Inspector Bruno had to channel his inner car guy. It was a wild ride for Bruno, both literally and figuratively     Photo of Martin Walker ©Klaus Einwanger