Episode 179: Deborah Crombie

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What was supposed to be a quiet weekend in the Cotswolds for Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Detective Inspector Gemma James in A Bitter Feast, Deborah Crombie’s new crime fiction novel, turns into a busman’s holiday. It’s not just lunch on the menu for the gala event they’re attending, but secrets and murder as well… Read more »

Episode 178: Nicci French

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In The Lying Room, the new stand-alone thriller from Nicci French—the husband-and-wife writing team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French—Neve Connolly, wife and mother of three, is having a very bad few days. It starts when she arrives for an assignation at the pied a terre of her lover and discovers he’s been murdered. As… Read more »

Episode 177: Paddy Hirsch

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The year is 1803 and in Hudson’s Kill, the second in Paddy Hirsch’s series about early New York City, all the usually warring factions, Protestant Nativists—those born in the U.S.—Irish Catholics and African Americans find themselves with a common enemy: Muslim immigrants     The argot of the time lends rhythm and color to the… Read more »

Episode 174: Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Every side of the legal equation—the defense attorney and the prosecutor—in The Murder List, Hank Phillippi Ryan’s new stand-alone mystery, wants to be the on the side of the angels. But there is only one good guy, one winner; isn’t there?     Photo of Hank Phillippi Ryan ©Lynne Wayne

Episode 173: Alex Segura

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You have to give Alex Segura credit. In Miami Midnight, his fifth and final—or so he says—Pete Fernandez mystery, Alex takes Pete to Hell and back…more than once    

Episode 172: Hallie Ephron

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Who knew there could be danger in the sparking joy that organizing can bring?  In her new novel, Careful What You Wish For, Hallie Ephron explores exactly that in the eternal push-pull of those who can’t pass a yard sale without stopping, and those who need to bring order to their lives      

Episode 168: Cara Black

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In Murder in Bel-Air, the 19th installment in Cara Black’s arrondissement-specific series featuring Aimee Leduc, in addition to running her detective business and being a mom to Chloe, her infant daughter, Aimee is juggling a missing mother and the pursuit of a man from Cote d’ivoirie, the former French colony in Africa, who possibly holds… Read more »

Episode 165: Randy Overbeck

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Darrell Henshaw, the protagonist of Blood on the Chesapeake, can’t help it if ghosts seek him out. But that doesn’t mean he has to welcome the otherworldly intrusions, either. The ghost reaching out to Darrell as he starts a new teaching and coaching position at a high school in Maryland, though, needs his help. And… Read more »

Episode 162: Glen Erik Hamilton

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The thing about Van Shaw, Glen Erik Hamilton’s protagonist in Mercy River, the fourth installment in his series about the former Army Ranger, is that Van is very good at what he does. The issue is, what Van does so well usually involves lock picking, high-velocity projectiles and other assorted strategic mayhem      

Episode 161: Jess Montgomery

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Jess Montgomery touches on many of the cross-currents buffeting the United States in the mid-1920’s in The Widows, the first novel in a new series featuring Lily Ross, the first woman sheriff in Ohio: women’s voting rights, Prohibition, the struggle to unionize at the mines, organized crime, child labor and educational inequality      … Read more »