Episode 142: Mariah Fredericks

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Jane Prescott, the protagonist of A Death of No Importance in Mariah Fredericks’ novel, introduces herself to readers as a “Nobody. Less than nobody.” As a lady’s maid in the first decade of the 20th century, she’s not too far off. Regardless of her station in life, though, Jane has a keen eye. Once again, in her… Read more »

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 89: R. J. Koreto

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Title or no title, it isn’t easy being an independent woman in Edwardian England as Lady Frances Ffolkes, the protagonist of R.J. Koreto’s debut mystery, Death on the Sapphire, finds out    

Episode 68: Matthew Guinn

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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     Photo of Matthew Guinn ©charliegodbold godbold&company

Episode 67: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse

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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