Episode 143: Nova Jacobs

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Chaos theory, quantum physics and higher math are all part of a day’s work for many of the characters in The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, Nova Jacobs debut crime fiction novel. But while some of the characters may be geniuses, many of the things they do are far from smart     Photo of… Read more »

Episode 140: Lee Goldberg

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Three years after spitballing doomsday scenarios for a U.S. intelligence agency, thriller writer Ian Ludlow—the protagonist of Lee Goldberg’s True Fiction—sees his horrible imaginings become reality. If that wasn’t bad enough, the agency who hired him would now like to clean up after themselves by destroying the evidence of their nefarious actions, and that means eliminating… Read more »

Episode 127: Joe Ide

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Righteous, Joe Ide’s second crime fiction novel, continues the story of Isiah Quintabe that Joe began in IQ, which just won the Macavity Award for best debut novel at this year’s Bouchercon. This time Isiah is pursuing two investigations: one into the death of his beloved older brother Marcus and the second into saving his… Read more »

Episode 122: Rachel Howzell Hall

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In City of Saviors, LAPD Detective Sergeant Elouise “Lou” Norton—the protagonist in Rachel Howzell Hall’s series—is broken, both physically and emotionally. Even so, people are still being murdered and Lou’s job is finding and arresting the killers    

Episode 101: Joe Ide

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Isiah Quintabe, the protagonist in IQ, Joe Ide’s debut crime fiction novel, is a young man with Sherlockian skills from East Long Beach. The perfect man to find out who’s trying to kill Calvin Wright, the rapper known as “Black the Knife”  

Episode 100: Michael Connelly

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Harry may be carrying a brand new badge in Michael Connelly’s new novel, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, but he brings the same Bosch intensity to the tasks at hand   As Harry Bosch fans know, there’s more Bosch to consume. Michael also talks about Bosch on Amazon, the third season of which is just about… Read more »