Episode 111: Kate White

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Up until the time of the car accident that killed her co-worker, self-help book author Bryn Harper—the protagonist of The Secrets You Keep, Kate White’s new domestic suspense thriller—had been described as a force of nature. Now, as she recovers in Saratoga, New York, Bryn finds herself plagued by nightmares and suffering from exhaustion. And… Read more »

Episode 110: Rhys Bowen

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In Rhys Bowen’s new stand-alone novel, In Farleigh Field, it’s the summer of 1941, and even though almost everyone, including aristocratic debutantes, are giving it their all, the war is not going well for the people of England. Traitors are moving among the estates of the titled, parachutists who are German spies dressed as English infantrymen… Read more »

Episode 107: David Mark

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In Cruel Mercy, David Mark’s new crime fiction novel, Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy, a Scot by birth, married to an Irish Traveler—a gypsy to Americans—who investigates murder in Yorkshire, is sent to New York City to get to the bottom of the disappearance of two Irishmen. Finding them could be a matter of life or… Read more »

Episode 106: Scott Reardon

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There’s an imposter posing as a covert agent in the CIA’s Paris office, but that’s the least of the Agency’s problems in The Prometheus Man, Scott Reardon’s debut thriller about the human repercussions of a rogue experiment to create the perfect warrior    

Episode 105: Ingrid Thoft

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When Private Investigator Fina Ludlow begins a job she never really knows where a case will lead and what sort of secrets will be revealed. In Ingrid Thoft’s fourth crime fiction novel, Brutality, Fina looks into a growing evangelical church as well as a more personal investigation—into her own brother, Rand     Photo of Ingrid… Read more »

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 98: Tana French

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In her review in The New Yorker of The Trespasser—Tana French’s new Dublin Murder Squad novel—Laura Miller got it dead right: “Most crime fiction is diverting; French’s is consuming.”*     Photo of Tana French ©Kathrin Baumbach * “Tana French’s Intimate Crime Fiction,” Laura Miller. The New Yorker, October 3, 2016

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 95: Reed Farrel Coleman

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In Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay, it’s back to Paradise to catch up with Jesse Stone, a man so buttoned up the only thing he wears on his sleeve is his sleeve, according to author Reed Farrel Coleman   Reed and Leslie Klinger also talk about how Robert B. Parker really felt about Tom… Read more »