Episode 9: Annie Jacobsen

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The New York Times best selling author on her book that delves into the secret program the U.S. employed to sanitize the relocation of Nazi scientists to America after the end of World War II. Annie Jacobsen and I sat down at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to discuss her most recent book,… 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 »

Get Ready to Catch “The Fever”

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Megan Abbott’s latest novel about “guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire” is due out June 19, 2014.   Megan will join SoM to talk about the book, the story’s inspiration and how she’s able with just a subtle, indiscernible twist to turn otherwise wholesome worlds inside out. Stay tuned for an exact… Read more »

Episode 7: Jo Nesbø

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Norway’s best-selling crime fiction writer talks politics, revenge and what makes Sonny —and Harry Hole — tick. I spoke to Jo Nesbø by phone on Tuesday May 13, 2014 — the U.S. publication day of his most recent crime novel, The Son — from the New York City office of Knopf, his U.S. publisher. It… Read more »