Episode 102: Hank Phillippi Ryan

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At the heart of Say No More, Hank Phillippi Ryan’s new crime fiction novel featuring TV investigative reporter Jane Ryland, is the question: Even though it may be the right thing to do, is speaking up always a good idea?   Les Klinger and Nancie Clare also talk to Hank about “The Adventure of the… Read more »

Episode 72: Bonnie MacBird

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According to Les Klinger, co-creator of Speaking of Mysteries, Bonnie MacBird’s Sherlock Holmes adventure, Art in the Blood, “has the three key ingredients for a delicious pastiche: Meticulous research, plausibility and grand fun!”   Photo of Bonnie MacBird ©Ray Bengston

Episode 22: Laurie R. King

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The writer of the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series of mysteries talks to Leslie Klinger and Nancie Clare about projects past, present and future.     Laurie talks about her next Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mystery, Dreaming Spies; the creative highs and lows of writing a series; Career Day, the stand alone thriller scheduled for publication in… Read more »

Episode 8: Don Passman

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The author of The Amazing Harvey gets tricky with SoM! Les Klinger and I enjoyed a lunch at the Napa Valley Grill with Don Passman to talk about The Amazing Harvey, his first mystery. The afternoon was entertaining on all fronts. Talking about mysteries is one of our favorite pastimes — and meeting a writer… Read more »

Episode 3: Interviews with Peter James and Cara Black

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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… Read more »