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 the next Roy Grace novel.
Cara Black travels from her home in San Francisco, California to Paris, France to research her Aimee Leduc series of mysteries, each set in a different neighborhood in the City of Light.
Her most recent, Murder in Pigalle, is the 14th in the series. Number 15 is currently on her laptop undergoing editing and Cara is currently in Paris researching Aimee Leduc number 16. Les and I agree it’s tough assignment—spending time in Paris drinking wine and doing research—but someone has to do it. And very few do it as well as Cara.
Next in our series recorded at the Mystery Ink Bookstore booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books are interviews with Stuart Woods and Lee Goldberg. It will be posted in iTunes next week on April 28, 2014.