The prolific mystery writer discusses how the work of Tony Hillerman inspired her to write the Constable Evan Evans series, toggling between her two current series—for which she produces at least one novel a year for each, the most recent being Malice at the Palace—adventures in book touring and the role of social media in her work
In The Scribe, Matthew Guinn’s new novel, a series of brutal murders in the black community threatens to put a pall over the 1881 International Cotton Exhibition being held in Atlanta
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Just who was Sherlock Holmes older brother? Of whom Sherlock once said, “sometimes he is the British Government”? And, perhaps more importantly, what led Mycroft to become the British Empire’s preeminent political fixer? In their novel Mycroft Holmes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse give us the tale of how Mycroft Holmes became who he was
Who better than a former FBI Agent specializing in counterterrorism and counterintelligence who, after retiring from the Bureau, went to work as a consultant for the Director of the CIA to write thrilling tales about a retired FBI agent who becomes a contractor for the CIA? Meet the creator of Hayden Stone …
By her own admission Hallie Ephron was late to the family business of writing, but mystery fans will agree that the wait was worth it
From her first five novels, co-written with Donald Davidoff as G.H. Ephron, and her non-fiction works, to her standalone mysteries, the most recent of which is Night Night, Sleep Tight, Hallie has made up for lost time—and then some.
September 2015 is shaping up to be another great month of interviews for Speaking of Mysteries
- Hallie Ephron, will talk about her latest novel, Night Night, Sleep Tight, which is a crackerjack mystery that’s been called both “a satire and a celebration of Hollywood”
- Former FBI Agent and consultant to the CIA, Arthur Kerns, talks about his series, which began with The Rivieva Contract, featuring former FBI agent turned consultant for the CIA, Hayden Stone
- Matthew Guinn, whose The Resurrectionist, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Debut Mystery in 2014, talks about his second mystery, The Scribe, which takes place in 1881 Atlanta
- In Mycroft Holmes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, along with Anna Waterhouse, writes a novel about how Sherlock Holmes’s older brother evolved into the shadowy political fixer for Her Majesty’s Government that he became.
In Rubbernecker, Belinda Bauer’s award-winning crime fiction novel, an anatomy student with Asperger’s Syndrome suspects that the cadaver he’s dissecting is the victim of murder. The problem is convincing the authorities before the evidence has been whittled away into bits and then cremated
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Are you ready for some football? Good. Because just in time for the 2015 NFL pre-season, comes Bill Syken’s debut mystery, Hangman’s Game, about punter Nick Gallow
But you don’t have to be a football fan, or know much about the game, to appreciate the story—as well as the dark humor—of Hangman’s Game.
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San Francisco’s first lady of Noir has her own tales of the City, including her most recent Miranda Corbie novel, City of Ghosts
Kelli’s Noir cred goes beyond San Francisco of 1940, her other series, which features Arcturus, a physician of Roman Britain, began with Nox Dormienda, a nod to Raymond Chandler.
The past and the present collide in The Patriarch, Martin Walker’s new Bruno, Chief of Police mystery, when a suspicious death follows the 90th birthday celebration of World War II flying ace Marco Desaix, one of France’s national icons—and a boyhood
hero of Bruno’s
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