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The Stolen Ones, Owen Laukkanen’s fourth installment of the Stevens and Windermere series, goes down some very, very dark roads as the pair of investigators criss-cross the U.S. hunting down human traffickers


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And Owen Matthews, Laukkanen’s literary alter-ego, joins us to talk about his recently released YA crime fiction novel, How to Win at High School.

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The course of Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett’s life never did run smooth. With his daughter April in grave condition in a Billings, Montana hospital and his best friend Nate Romanowski missing, Joe has a full plate in C.J. Box’s latest, Endangered


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And then there’s also the 21 dead sage grouse…

Find out more about Joe Pickett and C.J. Box’s next novel Badlands, which continues the story of The Highways’ Cassie Dewell, at his website.

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The author of the Eve Diamond series of mysteries, editor of volumes one and two of Los Angeles Noir anthologies of short stories whose settings are in Southern California and contributor to In the Company of Sherlock Holmes anthology of short stories talks about mysteries, the dark side of sunny SoCal beaches and perfume


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Articles for LA, The Los Angeles Times Magazine written by Denise Hamilton

“Basic Black”: 20 Noir Essentials

“Dark Wave”: Sinister Undercurrents Lie Everywhere, even in Southern California’s Seemingly Wholesome World of Surfing

Uncommon Scents: The Perfume Column by Denise Hamilton

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The next few weeks are an embarrassment of riches for lovers of fiction in general and crime fiction in particular.

February 23, 2015 we chat with Denise Hamilton about her short story in In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, editing both volumes of Los Angeles Noir and perfume.

March 2, 2015 David Joy talks about Where All Light Tends to Go, his much-anticipated debut novel.

March 9, 2015 C.J. Box discusses Endangered, his latest Joe Pickett novel. Trust us, Joe’s life, which is never easy or smooth, gets especially rocky in this installment of the series.

March 10, 2015 On the publication day of the paper back of Invisible City, Julia Dahl‘s Edgar Award-nominated first novel, we chat with her about her protagonist, newbie journo Rebekah Roberts, and what awaits her in the followup novel, Run You Down.

March 16, 2015 Owen Laukkanen joins the podcast to discuss The Stolen Ones, the fourth installment in his Stevens and Windermere series.


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Before He Finds Her features the well-cultivated “creep factor” that every psychological suspense novel needs

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Ramsey Miller’s plan to have a block party for the end of the world sounded like a good one, at least to him. Until his wife and—at least everyone thought—his daughter were murdered. Except his daughter survived and has been in hiding until the day she felt compelled to begin the journey to the truth.

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Justice, poetic and otherwise, is one of the things being sought in The Carrier, the most recent addition to Sophie Hannah’s Zailer and Waterhouse series of crime novels

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Sophie Hannah, a self-described “structure freak,” talks about the common ground shared by poetry and crime fiction, an event that happened to her that inspired part of the story and whether or not there will be another Poirot novel.

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